Go-Ahead Group announces Dominic Lavelle to its Board as Independent Director

– UK, London –  Go-Ahead Group plc (LON: GOG) today announced the appointment of Dominic Lavelle to its Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director with effect from 1 January 2022.

“We are delighted to welcome Dominic to the Board of Go-Ahead at this time. As an experienced portfolio Chair of Audit Committees with a commercial mindset and broad finance experience gained from Executive, project, and Non-Executive appointments, he will add significant insight and value to our business,” said Board Chair, Clare Hollingsworth.

Dominic will also join the Remuneration and Nomination Committees as a member and the Audit Committee as Chair-Designate.

About Dominic Lavelle

Dominic has extensive corporate and financial knowledge, with previous positions including CFO of SDL plc, Group Finance Director of Alfred McAlpine plc, and Group Finance Director of Allders plc.

Dominic is currently a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee of McColls Retail Group plc and is a Non-Executive Director of AIM-quoted company FIH Group plc where he also serves as Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee. He is also the Senior Independent Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of AIM-quoted company Fulcrum Utility Services Limited.

Dominic Lavelle said: “It is an exciting time to be joining Go-Ahead just after the appointment of Christian Schreyer as the new CEO. I look forward to contributing to the Board’s thinking on the opportunities and risks facing public transport both in the UK and overseas, and how we can best support the sustainability agenda.”


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 traveling 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 percent owned subsidiary Govia, which is 35 percent owned by Keolis. In Germany and Norway, our contracts are run exclusively by Go-Ahead.

For more information: https://www.go-ahead.com/

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