Stan Shunpike is the conductor on the Knight Bus. He is not much older than Harry, with large, protruding ears and pimples. He tells Harry - who gives his name as Neville Longbottom - all about the escaped convict Sirius Black. Stan is stunned to learn Harry's true identity from Cornelius Fudge upon arriving at the Leaky Cauldron.
Stan is seen by Harry, Ron and Hermione standing by three beautiful Veela in the woods by the campsite. He boasts loudly that he is about to become the youngest ever Minister for Magic, entranced by the beauty of the Veela.