Go-Ahead Group CEO David Brown to retire

Go Ahead CEO David Brown

Go-Ahead Group CEO David Brown intends to retire at the end of this year after 10 years in the role, the company has today announced.

David became CEO of Go-Ahead Group in 2011. In a transport career that spans almost 40 years he has also previously held roles as CEO of London Buses for Go-Ahead London and as Managing Director of Surface Transport at Transport for London.

“On behalf of the Board of Go-Ahead Group I would like to thank David for his strong and inspirational leadership of the Group over the last 10 years,” says Chairman of the Board Clare Hollingsworth. “He has championed innovation and growth in the UK, led our overseas expansion and successfully steered us through the pandemic. David will continue to provide strong leadership to the Group to enable a smooth handover.”

Adds David: “It has been a privilege to lead Go-Ahead Group and its 30,000 colleagues delivering over a billion annual customer journeys pre-pandemic.

“I look forward to helping those passengers return to public transport in the next few months, which will be vital as we rebuild the UK economy and work towards ambitious climate change targets. I have thoroughly enjoyed my many years providing vital transport services to customers, communities and stakeholders, and I look forward to the next stage in my career.”

A further announcement will be made when the process to appoint a successor is underway.