07 July 2008
Martin Dean has been appointed Managing Director – Bus Development at the Go-Ahead Group. This is a newly created role which will report directly to the Group Chief Executive, Keith Ludeman. Martin will be based at the company’s Head Office.
As Managing Director – Bus Development, Martin will lead and act as a focus for all bus development activity throughout the Group, assist with the development of bus policy and strategy and provide additional Group resource for Go-Ahead’s bus companies.
Keith Ludeman, Group Chief Executive said “Go-Ahead prides itself on the quality and growth of our bus services within the UK. Martin’s appointment will not only strengthen Go-Ahead’s focus on development in this core business area he will also provide additional resource to our many respected local bus companies.
|Jim Boyd, Group Corporate Affairs Director
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Notes to Editors
Although Go-Ahead employs over 27,500 people throughout the UK it only employs around 50 people at Group level. Its resources are focused on delivery for its customers by its operating companies at a local level. Go-Ahead is committed to a philosophy of devolution and autonomy.
Martin joins Go-Ahead from First Group where he was Business Development Director of the UK Bus Division (2006 to date), having previously been its Project Director/Commercial (1999-2003). More recently Martin was Director of Sales and Marketing at First Great Eastern/’One’ (2003-06) and Project Director for Light Transit at Transport for London (2003).
Martin has also worked before as a consultant at WS Atkins PLC (1993 – 1999) and for Surrey County Council as an Executive Officer (1990-1993). He started his transport career at a Graduate Trainee/Garage Manager at London Buses Limited (1985-1990).
The Go-Ahead Group plc
Go-Ahead is one of the UK’s leading providers of passenger transport services operating in the bus, rail and aviation services sectors. Employing approximately 27,000 people across the country, it provides services to over 900 million passengers every year. In addition to the travelling public, customers include the Department for Transport, Transport for London (TfL), local authorities, BAA and major airlines.
Go-Ahead is one of the UK’s largest bus operators. With a fleet of over 3,500 buses we carry around 1.5 million passengers every day. Operations consist of deregulated services in the north east; Oxford; the south east and southern England; and regulated services for TfL in London.