New MD for Oxford Bus Company

Phil Southall will be appointed MD for the Go-Ahead owned Oxford Bus Company (OBC) as Philip Kirk is stepping down after 20 years with the company. The role incorporates Thames Travel and Carousel Buses. Phil is currently the Operations Director at OBC, moving there from Go North East in 2012. He joined the Go-Ahead Group in 2006. He will take on the role formally in the autumn following a handover period.

CEO of Go-Ahead, David Brown, said, ‘I’m very pleased Phil Southall is being promoted to MD of Oxford Bus Company. He joined the industry as a management trainee in 1998 and has extensive operational and commercial experience that he will be bringing to the role. We’re sorry to see Philip leave – as under his leadership it has become the successful bus company it is today. We wish him the best for the new projects he’s looking to pursue.’

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