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Translink chief David Strahan announces resignation after three months to become gospel preacher

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David Strahan, chief executive of Translink

David Strahan, chief executive of Translink

Funding has been found to subsidise bus and rail travel for the elderly

Funding has been found to subsidise bus and rail travel for the elderly

Former Translink boss Catherine Mason

Former Translink boss Catherine Mason

David Strahan, chief executive of Translink

Translink's chief executive has resigned after just three months in the job - to become a gospel preacher.

David Strahan took on the role leading one of Northern Ireland's largest companies on October 27.

A statement issued by Translink on Monday morning said he would be leaving business life for personal reasons - to "devote his life to preaching the gospel".

Mr Strahan said: "It has been an immense privilege for me to lead some great organisations including Phoenix Supply Ltd, Dee Valley Group plc and latterly Translink.  I am grateful for the opportunities I have had to make a difference in these organisations and appreciate the support I received from all my colleagues.

“I will continue to lead Translink until the Autumn of this year which allows time for my successor to be appointed.  In the meantime I will continue to drive forward the efficiency and transformation programme I have already commenced and ensure that Translink delivers cost effective public transport services.

"I know many people may not understand this decision but, as this is a very personal matter, I ask that the media respect my privacy.  I will not be making any further public comment on this issue."

Mr Strahan stepped into the role £44,000 worse off than his top-earning predecessor, Catherine Mason.

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