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  0.00 0.0% 1,580.00 1,580.00 1,584.00 1,614.00 1,552.00 1,614.00 66,515 16:35:22
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Travel & Leisure 3,898.4 -0.2 -66.5 - 682

Go-Ahead Group PLC Appointment of Non-Executive Director

20/12/2021 12:05pm

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Go-Ahead Group PLC

20 December 2021




Go-Ahead is pleased to announce the appointment of David Blackwood as an Independent Non-Executive Director and Senior Independent Director Designate with effect from 1 January 2022. This appointment is made following a thorough external recruitment process and reflects the Board's succession planning, with Adrian Ewer, the current Senior Independent Director, reaching a nine year term in April 2022.

Upon appointment, David will become a member of the Audit, Remuneration and Nomination Committees and it is anticipated that he will become Senior Independent Director following the General Meeting which will take place after the publication of the Annual Report and Accounts 2021.

David Blackwood has extensive business and listed company experience, notably in Finance, Audit and Risk. He is currently Non-Executive Chair of Smiths News plc, where he is also Chair of the Nomination Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee. He is the Deputy Chairman, Audit Committee Chair and Senior Independent Director of FTSE SmallCap Esken Limited (previously Stobart Group Limited) and member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committees.

David has previously been Audit Committee Chair and Senior Independent Director of Scapa plc and Dignity plc, where he also served on the Nomination and Remuneration Committees in respect of both. David was formerly Chief Financial Officer of Synthomer plc, prior to which he was Group Treasurer and Group Financial Controller at Imperial Chemical Industries plc (ICI). David has previously served as a member of the Cabinet Office Audit and Risk Committee and on the Board for Actuarial Standards. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and a Fellow of the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT).

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

"We are delighted to welcome David to the Board of Go-Ahead. He brings a breadth of financial, City and international experience, in addition to a commercial mindset. With the recent announcement of Dominic Lavelle as Independent Non-Executive Director and Audit Committee Chair Designate to the Board from 1 January 2022, David's appointment will even further enrich the collective expertise of the Board."

David Blackwood added:

"I am delighted to be joining Go-Ahead. Public transport has a major role to play in supporting society and in delivering the UK's long term sustainability targets. Go-Ahead is a well established successful business in the sector, with a leading and well developed sustainability agenda, and I am very much looking forward to being involved"

There is no further information required to be disclosed pursuant to Listing Rule 9.6.13R.

For further information, please contact:

 Media - Andrew Clark, Go-Ahead                   07977 343 846 
 Investors Relations - Holly Gillis, Citigate 
  Dewe Rogerson                                   07940 797 560 


Go-Ahead is a leading public transport operator, connecting communities through bus and rail services. Our purpose is to be the local partner taking care of journeys that enhance the lives and wellbeing of our communities across the world.

We employ more than 27,000 people across our bus and rail businesses in the UK, Singapore, Ireland, Norway and Germany. In addition to the travelling public, our customers include governments and local authorities. We are committed to tackling climate change, poor air quality and social isolation.


Go-Ahead is one of the UK's largest bus operators. We run a fleet of more than 6,000 buses across England and run a quarter of London's buses for Transport for London. Outside London, we serve high-density commuter markets in the North East, Greater Manchester, East Yorkshire, Oxfordshire, East Anglia, the South East and the South West of England. We also operate a bus contract in Singapore and two bus contracts in Ireland.


We operate rail franchises in the UK, Germany and Norway. In the UK, we run the country's largest passenger franchise, GTR (Southern, Gatwick Express, Great Northern and Thameslink). This is managed through our 65 per cent owned subsidiary Govia, which is 35 per cent owned by Keolis. In Germany and Norway, our contracts are run exclusively by Go-Ahead.

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