Transport for London has confirmed that its director of asset management Dana Skelley OBE is leaving at the end of June to join Skanska Civil Engineering.
Ms Skelley will take on the role of director of strategy and operational excellence as the infrastructure giant.
Managing director of surface Transport, Leon Daniels, said he makes the announcement 'with mixed feelings of sadness and pleasure'.
Dana Skelley OBE
He said: 'Dana has worked in the public sector for 30 years and during her time here at TfL we have had the benefit of working with one of the most talented engineers in the UK. All around us we see her achievements.
'At our Surface Board she has always challenged us all to be innovative, creative and to make better progress regardless of the difficulties being encountered. She has been an excellent leader, inspiring her teams, driving people to achieve their potential while retaining her characteristic humility and kindness.
'Dana has also championed our young apprentices and graduates as well as working extraordinarily hard to bring women and other under-represented groups into civil engineering. This work has made us the envy of many other agencies.
'We will very much miss Dana and all she has done for TfL. She leaves with a job well done and new challenges to face. I will very much miss her contribution as a Director across all the areas of our business.
'At the same time we recognise that she is embarking on an exciting new adventure and I know all colleagues will want to join me in wishing her well for the future in her new role.'