Go-Ahead Chief Exec’ announces retirement

Go-Ahead Group Chief Executive, David Brown, has announced he is to retire at the end of this year. It follows over ten years leading the business.

Group Chief Executive, David Brown

David has spent nearly 40 years working in the transport industry, including as CEO of London Buses for Go-Ahead London and Managing Director of Surface Transport at Transport for London before he became Group Chief Executive of The Go-Ahead Group in 2011.

Clare Hollingsworth, Chairman of the Board, said: “On behalf of the Board I would like to thank David for his strong and inspirational leadership of the Group over the last ten years. He has championed innovation and growth in the UK, led our overseas expansion and successfully steered us through the pandemic. David will continue to provide strong leadership to the Group to enable a smooth handover.”

“It has been a privilege to lead the Go-Ahead Group” – David Brown

David Brown, Group Chief Executive, said: “It has been a privilege to lead the Go-Ahead Group and its 30,000 colleagues delivering over a billion annual customer journeys pre-pandemic. I look forward to helping those passengers return to public transport in the next few months, which will be vital as we rebuild the UK economy and work towards ambitious climate change targets. I have thoroughly enjoyed my many years providing vital transport services to customers, communities and stakeholders, and I look forward to the next stage in my career.”

The Board has a process to appoint a successor underway, with a further announcement to be made in due course.

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