Sarah Mussenden - Go-Ahead CFO

Go-Ahead appoints Chief Financial Officer

Following a thorough selection process, the Board of The Go-Ahead Group plc ("Go-Ahead") is pleased to announce the appointment of Sarah Mussenden as Group Chief Financial Officer with effect from 9 May 2022.

Gordon Boyd, Interim Group Chief Financial Officer, will remain in the role until the end of March 2022, as previously announced. Mark Ferriday, Group Financial Controller, will report to Christian Schreyer, Group CEO, between Gordon stepping down and Sarah starting her new role.

Sarah, a qualified Chartered Accountant, has extensive experience across multiple sectors, including her present role as Interim Chief Financial Officer at Royal Mail UK.  Previous roles include Chief Financial Officer at Centrica Consumer Services (British Gas), Barts and The London NHS Trust and Financial Director at British Airways. Sarah is a Non-Executive Director and member of the Audit and Risk Committee at The Premier Miton Group plc.

Clare Hollingsworth, The Go-Ahead Group plc Chair, said:

"I am delighted to welcome Sarah to Go-Ahead. Her senior commercial business leadership experience, together with her strong financial accounting and audit background, will be particularly valuable as the Group will have completed its business review, led by Christian Schreyer, and moved to the next phase of the Group’s development.  She also has worked extensively in transport and regulated businesses, where the customer proposition and the environmental agenda are central to long term sustainable growth.”  

Sarah Mussenden added:

“I am so pleased to be joining the Board of Go-Ahead. Throughout my career I have worked for businesses that have important purposes and add real value to society. Go-Ahead very much fits this description. It’s been a challenging couple of years for the Group but  the underlying business is robust and has strong long term prospects. I look forward to working with Christian and the Board to enhance governance and financial control across the Group, whilst also driving to maximise its inherent value.”

Contact Information

Andrew Clark

Corporate Affairs Director

The Go-Ahead Group

07932 677184

Notes to editors

For further information, please contact:

Media - Andrew Clark, Go-Ahead 07977 343 846 /

Investors - Holly Gillis, Citigate Dewe Rogerson 07940 797560 /