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.
Ian Grose joined Go-Ahead as Interim CFO in January 2023. He has 20 years’ experience of financial strategy development and execution. He began his career at Deloitte in the UK before transferring to the professional services firm’s Sydney office in 2007.
He has worked in the transport industry since 2015 – he was finance director of Forest Coach Lines in Australia before moving to New Zealand to join NZ Bus, where he was CFO from 2019 to 2022.
He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales, and a graduate of the University of Brighton.
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.
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.
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.
Claire joined Go-Ahead’s Board in August 2019, and became Non-Executive Chair in October 2019. She has extensive board experience across a range of sectors, including safety critical businesses in rail, aviation and healthcare.
She is a former Chair of Eurostar, and a former Non-Executive Director at UK Government Investments, Savills PLC and Assura PLC. She was formerly Chief Executive Officer of Caledonian Airways, Bupa Hospitals and Spire Healthcare.
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 the technology team at the Go-Ahead Group, which encompasses a broad range of capabilities for developing, delivering, and supporting technology for Go-Ahead's overall strategy, particularly through data and digital.
He joined Go-Ahead in 2014 and has over 15 years of experience delivering IT initiatives in the public transport industry. Before joining Go-Ahead, Kanwar worked in the public transport technology supply chain throughout the UK.
Kanwar started his career as a GIS software engineer and worked his way up to management positions in passenger information, fare collection, IT operations management, and cyber security.
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.
Claire Mahoney is Group Head of Colleague Experience at Go-Ahead Group, with a remit spanning colleague engagement, and equity, diversity and inclusion across our bus and rail companies.
She has worked within the Go-Ahead Group since 2007, having spent time in various HR roles at Southeastern Railway before taking her current role within the Group team.
Her role involves colleague engagement, developing tools and systems to enhance the working experience at Go-Ahead and supporting Go Ahead on its journey to create an environment of belonging for all its colleagues. Prior to entering the transport industry, she worked in the adult social care sector, specifically advocating on behalf of adults with learning disabilities.
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.
Nina Sjolund is Group Head of Talent and Development at Go-Ahead Group, with a remit encompassing coaching, leadership development, management training and upskilling in our bus and rail companies. She joined Go-Ahead in 2022, having previously worked in the retail and media industries.
She works across all people areas, developing career pathways, talent frameworks and development opportunities to grow and invest in our people in aligned with business needs.
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.