07 November 2011
The Board of Go-Ahead is pleased to announce the appointment of Nick Horler to the Board as Non-Executive Director with effect from 14th November 2011.
Nick is currently on the board of Royal Mail Plc (unlisted) and is Chairman of KPMG’s Energy & Natural Resources Advisory Board. Nick is the former Chief Executive Officer of Scottish Power and Managing Director of E.On Retail. He began his career with Phillips Petroleum, working in the UK and USA in sales and marketing roles.
Commenting on Nick's appointment, Sir Patrick Brown, Chairman of the Board said: "I am delighted that Nick has accepted our invitation to join the Board. He has a wealth of experience of working in regulated industries and will also bring valuable insights into Go-Ahead’s development of social networks and digital marketing to attract new passengers."
The appointment is confirmed in accordance with paragraph 9.6.13 (1) to (6) of the UKLA Listing Rules.
For further information, please contact:
|The Go-Ahead Group
|Carolyn Sephton, Company Secretary
||0191 232 3123
Go-Ahead is a leading UK public transport operator, providing high quality services in the bus and rail sectors. Employing around 22,000 people across the country, over one billion passenger journeys are undertaken on our services each year. We are committed to operating our companies in a safe, socially and environmentally responsible way and are proud to have been awarded the Carbon Trust Standard after taking action on climate change. In addition to the travelling public, our customers include the Department for Transport, Transport for London (TfL) and local authorities.
Go-Ahead is one of the UK’s largest bus operators. With a fleet of around 3,900 buses, we carry, on average, around 1.7 million passengers every day. Our operations are focused on high density commuter markets. We have a strong presence in London, with around 21% market share, where we provide regulated services for TfL. We operate deregulated services in Oxford, East Anglia, the South East, Southern and North East England. We also have a yellow school bus joint venture in North America.
Our rail division operates the Southern (including Gatwick Express), Southeastern and London Midland franchises through our 65% owned subsidiary Govia. It is the busiest rail operation in the UK, responsible for nearly 30% of all UK passenger rail journeys. In December 2009, Southeastern began operating the UK's first high speed domestic rail service between Kent and London, significantly reducing journey times.