Governance at Go-Ahead


To read more about our governance framework and how flow of authority is delegated throughout the Group, click the link. 

Governance framework  


The Board mandate was adopted by the Board to help articulate its purpose and accountabilities in delivering the Group’s strategy. The mandate is an important reference point in Board deliberations, decision making, supporting Board effectiveness, reviews and the induction of new Board members.

Board Mandate

Key responsibilities for the Board

  • Strategic direction, purpose and values
  • Decision making in accordance with Section 172
  • Risk management and risk appetite
  • Health and Safety
  • Environmental, social and governance factors
  • Culture and reputation
  • Cyber security
  • Corporate plan and KPIs
  • Financial reporting and dividends
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Contracts, bids and acquisitions
  • Board development and effectiveness
  • Non-executive director fees
  • Oversight of Group's response to major crises and other significant challenges

Further details of the Board’s responsibilities, and the matters which are reserved for the decision of the Board, are set out in the schedule of matters reserved for the Board.