In his role as MD Bus Development, Martin is responsible for identifying and developing new business opportunities both in the UK and internationally. He also has expertise in bus policy/strategy and is current President of the bus and coach industry’s trade body The Confederation of Passenger Transport
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, risk management and the Board’s culture and sustainability agenda. Also responsible for bus pensions de-risking strategy and a qualified coach and mentor.
Enrique has been with Go-Ahead since 2012, where he has focussed on innovation, development of strategy, digital re-design, and large-scale programme delivery. He has a proven track record of leading a wide array of complex, multinational, multicultural and multi-site change initiatives for Technology and Digital, Retail, Finance, Supply Chain, Transportation and Property.
He also serves as the Chairman of On Track Retail, an ecommerce firm with a proven track record in rail ticketing, web and mobile software development.
Mark joined The Go-Ahead Group PLC in 2016. As Group Financial Controller of the Go-ahead Group, his responsibilities include all aspects of financial control, treasury, reporting and analysis. He has extensive experience in all aspects of finance, systems and audit in large complex organisations.
Mark joined Go-Ahead from Well Pharmacy, ( UK’s 3rd largest Retail Pharmacy business), where he had been Group Financial Controller for 3 years. Previously he spent over 10 years at the Co-operative Group including roles in Internal Audit, Group Finance and Divisional Finance. Mark is Chartered Accountant who trained at PwC in Newcastle.
Holly Gillis is Head of Investor Relations at The Go-Ahead Group plc. She has 14 years of experience in finance and investor relations roles in the UK public transport sector. Holly is an ACCA qualified accountant and has a Bsc in Psychology.
David is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer and a Fellow of both the IMechE and CILT. After 23 years as an engineering officer in the Army, David came to the Group after 8 years with Associated British Foods where he was a Supply Chain Director, a CI Director and an Ops Director. David works across Property, Environment, Engineering, H&S and CI functional areas.
Leads Go-Ahead In-House Legal function, providing support to our operating companies both in the UK and overseas. Also, responsible for managing, executing and delivering various compliance and training policies and programmes.
Katy leads commercial development, customer experience, corporate affairs and strategy across Go-Ahead’s 12 bus and rail companies worldwide, working with brands including Southeastern, Thameslink, Brighton & Hove Buses and Go North East. She also leads the Future of Transport strategy at Go-Ahead, looking at Mobility as a Service, Demand Responsive Transport and active travel initiatives.
Prior to Go-Ahead, Katy spent over 20 years leading customer focussed transformation in financial services, media and leisure, including director level roles at Kroll, VTB Bank and IG Group.
Managing Director Brighton & Hove Buses and Metrobus
Martin heads a team constantly striving to be more than “just a bus company” at two of the country’s leading bus brands, with reputations for pioneering work on customer focus, accessibility and social value. Through widely acclaimed partnerships with local authorities, Gatwick Airport and other operators, passenger growth and more use of buses per head of population of any city outside of London has been a constant. Martin is Chairman of the UNESCO Biosphere for Brighton & Hove and Lewes Downs, a board member at the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership, Transport for the South East, and the East Sussex Credit Union Foundation.
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 started work in Brighton after graduating with a BSc in Transport Operation & Planning. He actively promotes the role of the bus in economic development, tackling social exclusion and congestion and improving air quality both locally and nationally.
Richard was appointed as Managing Director of Plymouth Citybus in May 2012. With an annual turnover of more than 27 million pounds, Citybus serves over 17 million passengers a year and is the biggest public transport provider in Plymouth, employing 550 people and running a fleet of 185 buses. Richard has twenty years of senior management experience of working in the bus industry in the South West. Previously Richard served as an Operations & Commercial Director for Stagecoach South West and prior to that was Operations Director for First Devon and Cornwall; Richard has held many managerial roles, having begun his transport career in 1989 as a bus driver in Penzance.
He is the current chair of the Devon & Plymouth Chamber of Commerce; Richard is also the chair of the Plymouth Area Business Council, chair of the Plymouth Growth Board. Richard 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; the destination management company; he is committed to working with all strategic partners, to ensure that the voice of business in Plymouth, Devon and the region is strong, unified and playing to its collective strengths.
Nigel has a strong record of success leading change at bus businesses in a range of ownership environments and of sizes ranging from SMEs to large corporates. Business he leads have a reputation for growth and innovation. Nigel joined Go Ahead to lead its North West start up business in 2019.