In a statement, National Express announced in June that Finch was leaving and has now confirmed his final day will be August 31, 2020, the end of the month.
Chris Davies, meanwhile, will take over as National Express’ interim chief executive until a permanent successor to Finch is found. Davies is currently the bus and rail group’s chief financial officer.
The search for a new CEO is progressing well with both internal and external candidates under consideration. the FTSE 250-listed firm added.
In a separate statement, FTSE 100-listed Persimmon said it now expects Finch to take up his new post earlier than originally envisaged and will confirm his start date shortly.