The Go-Ahead Group announces that David Cutts is to become Managing Director of Go-Ahead London in the new year, replacing John Trayner who is retiring from day-to-day leadership of the capital’s biggest bus company.

David has been Operations Director of Go-Ahead London since 2006. He began his career as a London Buses management trainee prior to the bus network’s privatisation and he was Operations Manager of London Central’s Peckham depot when Go-Ahead bought the business in 1994. He has held senior positions for The Go-Ahead Group in Manchester and Singapore as well as in London.

He will take on the top job at Go-Ahead London on January 1st 2023, overseeing 7,750 colleagues, 2,300 buses and 17 depots, accounting for a quarter of London’s bus network.

John Trayner, who has been Go-Ahead London’s Managing Director for 16 years, will remain on The Go-Ahead Group’s Executive Committee with responsibility for strategic oversight of the group’s bus businesses in London, Ireland, Singapore and Sweden.

Christian Schreyer, Group Chief Executive, The Go-Ahead Group, said:

“David Cutts is an exceptional leader with huge experience of running successful bus networks. He takes on leadership of Go-Ahead London at an exciting time as the business pioneers zero-emission technology and works closely with Transport for London to encourage more Londoners onto public transport.

“John Trayner has made a huge contribution to keeping Londoners moving over the last two decades. Under his tenure, Go-Ahead London has doubled in size and introduced electric buses and depots. He has been a champion of Londoners from diverse backgrounds through the company’s award-winning bus driver recruitment, training and apprenticeship programs.”