Leon Daniels to step down from TfL


Leon Daniels is to leave his role as Transport for London’s (TfL) managing director of surface transport after delaying his retirement two years ago.

After nearly seven years in the job, Mr Daniels will step down towards the end of the year.

Leon Daniels, TfL's managing director of surface transport

Mike Brown, London's Transport Commissioner, said: `Leon had intended to retire in 2015 but agreed to stay on after my appointment as Commissioner. He has made a very significant contribution to TfL and London and has done this critical job for longer than any of his predecessors.

‘Our progress under his leadership has been considerable. This includes building a bus service that is the envy of all world cities, laying firm foundations for radical change in walking and cycling and helping focus us on improving road safety and air quality to help secure our city's future.

He added: `Leon led our Surface teams through the most successful Olympic and Paralympic Games and, as head of our resilience functions, has provided leadership and support at difficult times. I am very grateful for the advice and support he has given me, and we will all be wishing him the very best for the future.'

Mr Daniels' responsibilities include the safe and efficient running of London's roads, bus services, taxis, cycle hire, river services, London Overground, DLR, Emirates Air Line and Trams.

He joined TfL in April 2011 after a career in Government, shipping, tourism and public transport, including 13 years at FirstGroup.

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