Gordon Boyd was appointed as Interim Chief Financial Officer to The Go-Ahead Group plc on 28 September 2021.
Gordon’s role as Interim Group CFO includes:
Providing financial leadership to the Group
Supporting the Group Chief Executive in implementing the Group’s strategy
Providing strategic and financial guidance to ensure that the Group’s financial commitments are met
Responsible for the preparation and integrity of financial reporting
Ensuring maintenance of effective internal controls and risk management procedures
Gordon is a graduate of Edinburgh University, has an MBA, holds accountancy and treasury qualifications and has completed the Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School. He has held a number of FTSE 250 CFO roles and more recently has focused on interim roles – most recently acting as Interim CFO of Capita plc.
David Brown became the Group's Chief Executive in July 2011. With over 37 years of experience in the bus and rail industry, David offers a wealth of commercial, financial and general management experience. He has extensive practice of leading and growing businesses, both in the UK and overseas, and for delivering transformational change. David has an in-depth knowledge of the Group's operations and markets, which helps him to lead the business and be a key contributor to Board discussions.
Martin is responsible for identifying and developing new business opportunities in the UK and internationally. He has expertise in bus policy and strategy. He is the current President for the bus and coach industry's trade body, The Confederation of Passenger Transport.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 is the CEO of our Norwegian operations. She has worked in the Norwegian rail sector since 2002. She first joined the Go-Ahead Group in 2016 as a consultant. She was involved in both the procurement and mobilisation phase of Go-Ahead's Norwegian operations.
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
Martin heads a team that is constantly striving to be more than “just a bus company” at two of the country’s leading bus brands - Brighton & Hove and Metrobus. These companies see more bus use per head of anywhere outside of London. 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.
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.
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.
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.