Stephen King smiles at the camera

Stephen King

Commercial Director,
Go North East

North East Leadership Board

Stephen King is the commercial director of bus company Go North East, including its East Yorkshire business, which operates bus services on the East Yorkshire coast and into Hull. 

He began his career at Go North East on a youth training programme in 1994 and has progressed through the organisation to his current position. 

As Commercial Director, Stephen is a member of the Go North East executive team, sharing a collective responsibility for the company’s overall performance with parent company the Go-Ahead Group plc, a FTSE 250 company. 

Stephen plays an active role in the regional business, culture and tourism communities. He is a director of Network Ticketing Limited, which provides integrated public transport ticketing across the region, and is a non-executive director of Visit County Durham, County Durham’s destination management organisation. He is a member of Business in the Community’s North East Leadership Board, a member of the Business Friends of Beamish leadership group and the Regional Chair of the Confederation of Passenger Transport, the UK national trade body for the bus and coach industry.

He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, an accredited member of the Institute of Directors and has a business management degree from Sheffield University gained while working at Go North East. He was recognised nationally by the Chartered Institute of Marketing as its 2018 Marketer of the Year and at the UK Bus Awards winning its Gold Award for leadership and inspiration in 2017.