Wickham is new Go South Coast MD

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Andrew Wickham has been appointed the new managing director at Go South Coast, which comprises Wilts and Dorset, Bluestar and Southern Vectis.

Wickham, who takes up the role with immediate effect, succeeds Alex Carter who unexpectedly stepped down from the business in early October while he was, according to Go-Ahead, “currently unable to fulfil his duties as MD at Go-South Coast”. Wickham, who was MD at Plymouth Citybus, covered the role in the meantime.

Commenting on Wickham’s appointment, David Brown, Go- Ahead group chief executive said: “I am delighted Andrew has accepted the role. He has an excellent track record at Plymouth Citybus and will bring extensive experience and knowledge of the bus industry to his position.

“I would also like to thank Alex for what he has achieved at Go South Coast.”

Wickham, who was operations director at Go South Coast between 2003 and 2009, said: ”I am pleased to be returning to Go South Coast and look forward to the challenges of my new role. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with the fantastic team in Plymouth and wish them well for the future.”

Andrew has been MD of Plymouth Citybus since December 2009, when Go-Ahead acquired the former municipal. Before that he was operations director at Go South Coast and spent three years working for Go-Ahead as its development manager. Wickham joined the bus industry in 1987 working for Brighton Borough Transport and was at London General when Go-Ahead acquired the company in 1995.