The Go-Ahead Group has appointed Carolyn Ferguson as the group’s Chief People Officer with oversight over all aspects of human resources.
Ms Ferguson has worked for Go-Ahead since 2001 and is described as a highly experienced governance and management professional. She has been Go-Ahead’s Company Secretary since 2006 – a position she will retain in addition to her new role.
As Chief People Officer, she will oversee the group’s culture, transformation agenda, diversity and inclusion strategy, succession and talent development. Go-Ahead employs more than 27,000 people across its bus and rail companies in the UK and six overseas markets.
Christian Schreyer, Group Chief Executive, said: “Carolyn understands our business, our people, and our values, inside out. She has huge experience in governance, pensions, culture and talent development and has been a constant ambassador of our people strategy. She is a fantastic leader and role model.”
Ms Ferguson is a qualified coach and mentor and will be a member of Go-Ahead Group’s Executive Committee. Formerly a Trustee of the Go-Ahead Group Pension Plan, she is also an independent advisor to Better Boards Ltd.
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