Aline Frantzen graduated from Rouen Business School in her native France in 2000, with a Master’s Degree in Management and Financial Engineering. She relocated to Melbourne, Australia, to complete an MBA at La Trobe University, before beginning her career in public transport as a business analyst for Melbourne’s tram network – Yarra Trams.
During the first 10 years of her career, she took on a broad range of financial and business development roles. She then made the shift to operations, where she led operational improvements, managed a couple of large tram depots and became Director of Operations in 2013.
In 2016, she became the Executive Director, Service Delivery, bringing together network strategy, network planning, tram maintenance, driver management and marketing. As part of her role, she was accountable for nine tram depots, 2000 employees, the maintenance of 500 trams and the delivery of 35,500 tram services each week.
Aline relocated to Manchester in April 2017 and was appointed as Managing Director of KeolisAmey Metrolink (KAM) on the 15th July 2017, coinciding with the start of the new Metrolink contract.