Go-Ahead announces appointment of group chief executive

Go-Ahead has appointed Christian Schreyer as group chief executive with effect from November 2021, succeeding David Brown who is retiring at the end of the year.

 Schreyer has been working for Transdev since 2014, most recently as CEO North and Central Europe. Prior to Transdev, he worked for more than 15 years for Deutsche Bahn Group in roles including head of corporate strategy, and he was a member of Deutsche Bahn’s mergers and acquisitions committee.

Clare Hollingsworth, Go-Ahead Group chairman says: “I am delighted to welcome Christian to Go-Ahead. He joins us at a time when we are responding to the effects of the pandemic, fundamental shifts in government policy but also the opportunity to be part of the solution to climate change and towards Net Zero. While the board looks forward to working with Christian as our new CEO, it renews its thanks to David Brown for the job he has done leading the group for the last 10 years.”

Schreyer adds: “It is a great honour to be appointed to lead Go-Ahead. I have always found Go-Ahead to be a great company with excellent people.

“While digital disruption and the COVID-19 pandemic have been giving the transport market a difficult time, the industry faces many opportunities. I am convinced that we will find the right answers to these challenges together.”