The Board of Go-Ahead today announces that Keith Down, Group Finance Director, will be leaving the Group to join Dunelm Group plc as Chief Financial Officer.
The Board has begun a process to appoint a successor and a further announcement will be made in due course.
Andrew Allner, Chairman of the Board, said:
“On behalf of the Board I would like to thank Keith for his contribution in developing the business to where it is today.”
David Brown, Group Chief Executive, commented:
“I’d like to thank Keith for the major contribution he’s made to the Group and wish him every success for the future. We have together, along with our executive colleagues, significantly grown both our bus and rail divisions over the last four years.”
Keith Down added:
“I’ve very much enjoyed my time at Go-Ahead and look forward to seeing the Group continue to grow as it delivers its long-term strategy.”
Keith Down will be staying with Go-Ahead until the end of the year to enable time for a suitable candidate to be found and to support an orderly transition.
Go-Ahead is a leading UK public transport operator, providing high quality services in the bus and rail sectors. Employing around 26,000 people acorss 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 accredited with triple Carbon Trust Standard for reductions in carbon, water and waste. In addition to the travelling public, or customers include the Department for Transport, Transport for London (TfL) and local authorities.