Luke Marion becomes Oxford Bus Company MD

Luke Marion has been appointed Managing Director of the Oxford Bus Company by its parent company, the Go-Ahead Group.

Previously Finance Director for ten years, Luke has been Interim Managing Director since April 2022, replacing Phil Southall who has moved to a role at The Go-Ahead Group’s head office in London.

A chartered accountant by training, Luke qualified at Ernst & Young, and he worked at Reckitt Benckiser before moving into transport. In addition to his role at Go-Ahead, he is a director of Oxfordshire’s Low Carbon Hub.

The Oxford Bus Company comprises Thames Travel, Carousel Buses and City Sightseeing Oxford as well as the Oxford Bus Company network. Based in Cowley, the business employs 600 people and is wholly owned by The Go-Ahead Group.

Oxford Bus Company’s new MD, Luke Marion

Martin Dean, Go-Ahead’s Managing Director, Regional Bus, said: “I’m delighted that Luke will be taking on the role of MD permanently in Oxford. He’s done a great job steering the commercial aspects of the business and he’s the ideal person to take the company forward.

“I’d like to thank Phil Southall for his outstanding leadership in Oxford, and to wish him well in his group role.”

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