Christian Schreyer became the Group's Chief Executive in November 2021. A post-graduate of Harvard Business School, Christian is a highly experienced transport leader. As a former executive of Transdev, he oversaw large scale bus and rail operations at an international level with accountability for seven countries and more than 26,000 people. Prior to that, he worked at Deutsche Bahn where he held several senior roles including Head of Corporate Strategy.
Sarah joined Go-Ahead as Chief Financial Officer in May 2022, with responsibility for leading the finance function across the group. A chartered accountant by qualification, she has more than 25 years’ experience in senior positions across multiple industries.
Her previous positions have included Chief Financial Officer at British Gas, Interim Chief Financial Officer at Royal Mail UK and Finance Director at British Airways. Sarah has also been CFO at Barts and The London NHS Trust, and Group Finance Director at the Metropolitan Housing Partnership.
A graduate of the University of Liverpool, she began her career at Deloitte, the professional services group. She is a non-executive director at the Premier Miton Group PLC.
Martin is responsible for overseeing the performance Go-Ahead’s UK bus companies outside London, stretching from Devon and Cornwall to the north-east of England. With more than three decades’ experience in transport, he is also chairman of the bus trade body, the Confederation of Passenger Transport.
He was previously head of business development for Go-Ahead, where he was successful in identifying new business opportunities, both domestically and internationally which included leading the Group’s expansion into Manchester in the UK, Singapore, and the Republic of Ireland overseas.
Scott is the Group People Director at Go-Ahead Group as well as the Human Resouces Director at Southeastern, a post he has held for more than four years. He has occupied HR Director roles across a range of sectors, including financial services, logistics and utilities. He has been leading the diversity and inclusion agenda at Southeastern through the introduction of colleague network groups and changed the approach to resourcing, training and development.
Louis joined Go-Ahead Group in January 2022. He leads a team developing a mid and long-term strategy to support value creation at Go-Ahead.
Louis has nearly 10 years of experience in the transport industry across many European countries. He previously held a series of senior roles at Transdev including Deputy CEO for Western and Southern Europe, and CEO for the UK and Ireland focusing on growth, development and performance improvement across bus and light rail operations. Prior to that, he was involved in the Transdev Northern and Central Europe business unit where he managed large M&A and turnaround projects.
Louis started his career at Roland Berger, the global management consultancy, developing strategy across a wide variety of industries with a strong focus on the transport and infrastructure sector.
A French national, he is an alumnus of Sciences Po and of Paris’s HEC business school.
John oversees Go-Ahead’s franchised bus business in London, Go-Ahead London, as well as the group’s international bus operations in Ireland and Singapore.
During his tenure Go-Ahead London has effectively doubled in size and operates about a quarter of the capital's regulated bus network. He has worked in public transport for 45 years and has seen significant success in sustainability - with Go-Ahead London being the first bus operator in the UK to open an electric bus garage in 2016. In 2019, this project won the Energy Globe award (dubbed 'Nature's Nobel Prize'). He is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and holds an MA in Transport Planning and Management.
Patrick oversees UK rail strategy for the group, alongside his role as Chief Executive Officer of Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), Britain’s largest rail network.
He was born and educated in the Netherlands, starting his career in the Rotterdam Police Force and rising to senior officer level. He first came to the UK in 2003 as Managing Director of Merseyrail and has previously been the Managing Director of London Midland trains.
GTR comprises Thameslink, Southern, Great Northern and Gatwick Express services in the south-east of England, accounting for nearly 350 million passenger journeys annually.
Carolyn works with Go-Ahead’s Board to ensure best practice corporate governance and compliance, the delivery of the Board’s evaluation and development programmes as well as risk management and the Board’s culture and sustainability agenda. She is also responsible for bus pensions de-risking strategy and a qualified coach and mentor. Her other appointments include being a Non-Executive Director of Better Boards Ltd and Trustee Director of the Go-Ahead Group Pension Plan.
Mark oversees the Group's Commercial and Customer function, overseeing strategy, innovation, customer experience and marketing. He has worked for Go-Ahead since 2014, with significant time in commercial roles at Southeastern. He also played a critical role in the launch of Go-Ahead Nordic.
Kanwar leads IT operations across the Group, including modelling IT strategies, designing and delivering large-scale cutting-edge IT solutions and managing information security. He has been with Go-Ahead since 2014 and has more than 15 years' experience delivering IT initiatives across the transport sector.
Andrew Clark leads on public affairs and policy development as well as internal and external communications. A communications consultant with a background in journalism, he was previously Deputy Business Editor of The Times and Transport Correspondent at The Guardian.
Mark is responsible for all aspects of financial control, treasury, reporting and analysis. He has extensive experience of all aspects of finance, systems and audit in large and complex organisations. Prior to joining Go-Ahead he worked at Well Pharmacy and the Co-Operative Group. He is a chartered accountant who trained at PwC in Newcastle.
Elliot leads Go-Ahead's in-house legal function, providing support to our operating companies both in the UK and overseas. He is also responsible for managing, executing and delivering various compliance and training policies and programmes.
Jeremy leads the Go-Ahead Group's Procurement function and Shared Services Team, providing support to our operating companies both in the UK and overseas. He has worked for the Go-Ahead Group since 2006.
Chris leads on maximising growth, performance and financial return across Go-Ahead’s rail activities in the UK and internationally. He has been with Go-Ahead since 2014 and has many years' experience of successful business development. He is a chartered accountant and holds a doctorate from Cambridge.
Peter oversees UK and international business development opportunities, including tenders and acquisitions.
He originally joined Go-Ahead as a graduate in 2004 and has held a variety of roles across both Go-Ahead’s rail and bus operations, including overseeing the Morebus brand in Dorset and Hampshire. He was instrumental into the group’s expansion into Manchester and the Republic of Ireland.
Peter has also worked for the transport consultancy Steer, for the Olympic Delivery Authority and he has an MBA from IMD in Switzerland.
Phil supports our bus companies in implementing Go-Ahead’s corporate growth strategy, The Next Billion Journeys. He has more than two decades’ experience in the bus industry, including 15 years across Go-Ahead Group, and is on secondment to the group’s leadership team from Oxford Bus Company. He has a transport management degree from Aston University and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.
Fabian joined Go-Ahead Germany in January 2022, a month after we expanded our operations in Germany into Munich, Bavaria. He previously held senior roles at Deutsche Bahn and Transdev, most recently overseeing the company's services in Bavaria.
Andy re-joined Go-Ahead in Ireland in September 2020, having previously been the Managing Director for Go-Ahead Singapore. He joined the bus industry in 2006 in a commercial role before joining the First Group graduate scheme and then taking up managerial positions. A large portion of his career has been in regulated bus environments, operating buses on behalf of Transport for London and the Land Transport Authority in Singapore in senior management roles.
Cathrine runs Go-Ahead’s rail operations in Norway and is the first female CEO in Go-Ahead Group. She oversees a team of 300 people running services carrying 4 million passengers annually on long distance and suburban services across the south of Norway.
Cathrine has worked in the Norwegian rail sector since 2002. With a background in mechanical engineering, she joined Go-Ahead as a consultant in 2016 and was involved both the procurement and mobilisation phase of Go-Ahead’s operations. Originally from NSB and Flytoget, she previously worked with safety and emergency preparedness in the rail sector.
Nigel joined Go-Ahead in 2019 to transform our newly-acquired Go North West operations in Manchester. He has a strong record of success in leading change at bus businesses across the UK, with his businesses receiving a reputation for growth and innovation.
Martijn is the Managing Director of Go North East, the region's largest bus company, plus the subsidiary company East Yorkshire. Prior to joining Go-Ahead in 2018, Martijn spent nearly four years as the Chief Executive of Council-owned Reading Buses, an operation famed for a number of industry innovations and best practice. Prior to this, he spent seven years at Arriva in both bus and rail divsions, following six years in the independent sector running his own small bus and coach business. He is also a Fellow and Board Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.
Managing Director Brighton & Hove Buses and Metrobus
Ed has worked across Go-Ahead functions, including previously being the Managing Director of Go-Ahead Ireland and senior roles within the Group. He started working at Brighton & Hove and Metrobus in December 2021. Brighton & Hove sees the highest passenger numbers per head outside of London in the UK
Magnus has been with the Go-Ahead Group since early 2016 as the Managing Director of the Nordic team, responsible for leading the overall tender process within the Nordic countries. Magnus has extensive leadership experience in specialist companies both in the private and public sector and the field of public transport.
Phil is the Managing Director of the Oxford Bus Company and its sister companies Thames Travel, Carousel Buses and City Sightseeing Oxford. He has worked in the transport industry for over 20 years across a variety of operational, commercial and service delivery roles in Staffordshire, Lancashire and the North East of England, in addition to Oxfordshire where he has been since 2012.
He is the Oxfordshire President of Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce and Regional Chair of CPT London and South East. He sits on the board of the Transport Knowledge Hub, chairs the Oxfordshire Strategic Transport Forum, is a non-executive Director of the OxLEP, and a member of the Strategic Transport Forum at England's Economic Heartland.
Richard started his career as a bus driver in Penzance in 1989 and worked his way up, being appointed Managing Director of Plymouth Citybus in May 2012. In 2020, the company expanded operations into Cornwall, with Richard managing both locations under the Go South West banner. He previously served as Operations & Commercial Director for Stagecoach South West, and prior to that was Operations Director for First Devon and Cornwall.
He is the current chair of the Devon & Plymouth Chamber of Commerce, the chair of the Plymouth Area Business Council and chair of the Plymouth Growth Board. He sits on the Devonport Task Force, One Plymouth, the Mayflower 400 Leadership group and the Peninsular Rail Task Force. Richard is also a director of Destination Plymouth.
After a successful career at Transport for London, Andy joined Go-Ahead in November 2016, with roles including Group Business Support Manager, the General Manager of Go-Ahead London and the Bid Director (Secondment) for Go-Ahead Group. Highly experienced and versatile, Andy joined the Singapore team with a track record of leading teams to deliver quality results.
Managing Director Go-Ahead London & UK London Managing Director
John was appointed Managing Director of Go-Ahead London in 2006. During his tenure the company has effectively doubled in size and operates about a quarter of the capital's regulated bus network. He has worked in public transport for 45 years and has seen significant success in sustainability - with Go-Ahead London being the first bus operator in the UK to open an electric bus garage in 2016. In 2019, this project won the Energy Globe award (dubbed 'Nature's Nobel Prize'). He is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and holds an MA in Transport Planning and Management.
Chief Executive Officer GTR & UK Rail Managing Director
Patrick joined GTR in July 2018, having previously been the Managing Director of London Midland trains. He was born and educated in the Netherlands, starting his career in the Rotterdam Police Force and rising to senior officer level. He first came to the UK in 2003 as Managing Director of Merseyrail.
Andrew has held senior roles for Go-Ahead in London, the South Coast and Plymouth before becoming Go South Coast’s Managing Director in 2011. A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, he holds a BSc in Transport Operation and Planning.