Norman Maynes, Head of Marketing & Business Development, Translink
Norman is currently Head of Marketing & Business Development for Translink with responsibility for brand management, advertising, promotional activity, e-commerce/social media and market research for its group of companies, (Metro, Ulsterbus, Goldline, NI Railways, Glider and Enterprise).
He was Project Manager for the New Rail Service Programme which transformed rail services in Northern Ireland and he played a key role in the development and implementation of the multiple award winning Metro bus service in Belfast. Norman led the joint DfI/Translink team for the Glider brand development, naming and marcomms activity. He has been with Translink since it was formed in 1995.
Prior to this, Norman was the Marketing and Business Development Manager for Northern Ireland Railways. Before joining NI Railways he worked for Short Brothers/Bombardier where he was the Senior Technical Services Executive involved in the international sales and marketing of the Skyvan, 330 and 360 passenger aircraft.
He graduated from Queen’s University with an MBA and has a MSc in Air Transport Engineering from Cranfield University following studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Ulster.. He is a Chartered Marketer and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT)
He has served on the Executive Council/Board of the Belfast Chamber of Trade and Commerce for several years and was President from May 2010 – May 2011. Norman is also on the Board of Visit Belfast and Belfast One.