Go-Ahead announces Nigel Featham as new Managing Director of Go-North West

We are pleased to announce that Nigel Featham has been appointed as the new Managing Director of Go-North West, its new bus business in Manchester.

Nigel joins from Arriva where he led the North East, Yorkshire and Yorkshire Tiger bus operations over the past ten years, achieving strong passenger and revenue growth and consistently high levels of customer satisfaction.

Go-Ahead’s entry into the North West market has been facilitated by the recent £11.2 million acquisition, from First Bus, of the 160-vehicle Queens Road bus depot serving Oldham and Bolton.

"We are delighted to welcome Nigel to the business with the regional expertise and customer focus that he brings. Go-North West is a significant growth opportunity for Go-Ahead and I am confident that Nigel will bring invaluable and inspiring leadership to the team in Manchester".

David Brown, Chief Executive of the Go-Ahead Group

Nigel Featham added: ‘The North West is going to be one of the most dynamic theatres of public transport evolution in the next few years, and to be in at the ground floor with Go-Ahead is the sort of opportunity that is too good to turn down.  ‘I can’t wait to start working with the team and our stakeholders’

The new Go-North West operation went live on 2 June 2019.


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About Go-Ahead

Go-Ahead is a leading UK public transport operator, providing high quality services in the bus and rail sectors. Employing around 28,000 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. In addition to the travelling public, our customers include the Department for Transport, Transport for London (TfL) and local authorities.