Go-Ahead announces organisational changes in its South East bus operations

The Go-Ahead Group has announced it will change its approach to managing Metrobus following the retirement of current Metrobus Managing Director Alan Eatwell at the end of June this year.

From July 1 Martin Harris, who becomes Managing Director of Brighton & Hove in April, will assume board level responsibility for Metrobus' operations outside of London. John Trayner, Managing Director of Go-Ahead London will become responsible for Metrobus' Transport for London operations which operate from Orpington and Croydon.

Kevin Carey, currently Operations Director at Metrobus will be promoted to the new post of Chief Operating Officer, Metrobus, reporting to both Martin and John.

David Brown, Group Chief Executive of Go-Ahead said: "These changes will enable the teams at Metrobus and Brighton & Hove to focus on using their commercial expertise to build on their successes to date in growing passenger numbers, and on sharing best practice across the two businesses. It also makes sense for the key supplier relationship with Transport for London to be led by Go-Ahead London, the capital's largest bus operator."