Ex-transport minister Norman Baker is joining the sustainable bus company the Big Lemon as managing director for the Brighton and Hove area.
The Big Lemon runs bus routes and coach hire services in and around Brighton & Hove using waste cooking oil from local restaurants.
Plans to launch two electric buses in April are also underway and will be powered by solar energy, which will be generated on the roof of the bus depot.
Appointing Baker as managing director is part of the Big Lemon’s aim to provide affordable public transport, with zero-emissions vehicles powered by renewable energy.
Baker said: “I am delighted to be joining The Big Lemon, which has gone from strength to strength in recent times.
“I feel particularly at home with its strong environmental approach, showing you can run a successful business in an ethical manner.”