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Martin Dean - Business Development Director

Martin Dean appointed Managing Director of Go-Ahead’s regional bus business

The Go-Ahead Group has appointed Martin Dean to become Managing Director, UK Regional Bus, with responsibility for all its bus companies in the UK outside London.

Christian Schreyer 1

The Go-Ahead Group sets out a new business strategy, “The Next Billion Journeys”

The Go-Ahead Group today sets out a new strategy aimed at delivering profitable growth and a sustainable future for the business in a dynamic market for public transport. The strategy follows a business review led by Christian Schreyer, Group Chief Executive.

The company will reinstate its pre-COVID dividend policy of paying a dividend to shareholders equivalent to between 50% and 75% of underlying earnings per share from FY22. The Board intends to recommend a dividend of not less than 50p in respect of the year ending 2 July 2022 (FY22) in line with this policy.

Christian Schreyer (left), CEO of The Go-Ahead Group, and Patrick Verwer, CEO of Govia Thameslink Railway

National Rail Contract awarded to Govia Thameslink Railway

The Go-Ahead Group today announces that the Department for Transport (DfT) has awarded a National Rail Contract (NRC) to Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) to continue operating the Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern rail services, the UK’s largest railway network.

Pamette Cascoe, Assistant Service Engineer, Govia Thameslink Railway

Go-Ahead marks International Womens Day by showcasing inspirational women in transport

  • New video spotlights women working across Go-Ahead’s bus and rail operations
  • Hundreds of female apprentices recruited during 2021
  • 40% of train drivers recruited at GTR in 2021 were female
Go-Ahead Ireland's Managing Director Andrew Edwards (centre), Finance Director James Caffrey (right) and driver Lorraine Gibney (left)

The Go-Ahead Group expands in Ireland

  • Recruitment campaign launched to hire 180 people, bringing total workforce close to 800
  • Roles to support ongoing expansion of bus operations in and around Dublin
  • Ireland is one of Go-Ahead’s four public transport markets outside the UK