5 June 2019
Go-Ahead appoints Elodie Brian as Chief Financial Officer
The Go-Ahead Group plc today announces that Elodie Brian has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer on a permanent basis. Elodie has been the Group's Interim Chief Financial Officer since December 2018, having previously worked as Finance and Contracts Director at Southeastern.
Go-Ahead Group Chief Executive, David Brown, said:
"I am delighted that Elodie can build on the impact she has already made to the business in the past six months. Her continuing support of the Group's strategy and her wealth of experience in rail will contribute considerably to our future success. Her appointment is testament to her leadership skills and evidence of the strength of talent that we have within Go-Ahead."
Elodie Brian, Go-Ahead Group Chief Financial Officer, added:
"The business has an ambitious growth strategy and I am excited to be working with David to deliver it. I am looking forward to building on Go-Ahead's reputation for being a responsible business and for transparent financial reporting."
In accordance with the UK Listing Rules, the Group confirms that there are no further details that are required to be disclosed under paragraph LR 9.6.13 (1) - (6) of the UK Listing Rules in respect of Elodie Brian.
Go-Ahead will, tomorrow, release its trading update for the period from 30 December 2018 to 5 June 2019.
For further information, please contact:
Go-Ahead press office
020 7799 8999
Citigate Dewe Rogerson
Michael Berkeley / Angharad Couch / Toby Moore
020 7638 9571
Go-Ahead is a leading UK public transport operator, providing high quality services in the bus and rail sectors. Employing around 28,000 people across our businesses, over one billion passenger journeys are undertaken on our services each year. We are committed to operating our companies in a safe, socially and environmentally responsible way and are proud to have been the first FTSE250 company to be certified with FTSE4Good accreditation and have been recertified for seven consecutive years. In addition to the travelling public, our customers include the Department for Transport, Transport for London (TfL) and local authorities.
Go-Ahead is one of the UK's largest bus operators. With a fleet of around 5,000 buses, we carry over two million passengers every day. Our operations are focused on high density commuter markets. We have a strong presence in London, with around 23 per cent market share, where we provide regulated services for TfL. Outside London, we operate services in Oxford, East Anglia, Hull, the South East, Southern and north east England. In September 2016, the Group began operating a bus contract in Singapore, and in September 2018 began operating one of two Irish bus contracts.
The rail operation, Govia, is 65 per cent owned by Go-Ahead and 35 per cent by Keolis. It is the largest rail operation in the UK, responsible for over 30 per cent of all UK passenger rail journeys through its rail franchises: GTR (Govia Thameslink Railway) and Southeastern.
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