London Councils appoints new transport boss


London Councils - the umbrella body representing the capital's 33 local authorities - has appointed Spencer Palmer as its director of transport and mobility.

Mr Palmer, who is currently head of highway operations at Kent CC, will oversee the Freedom Pass and Taxicard concessionary travel schemes on behalf of London's local authorities.

A chartered civil engineer, Mr Palmer has previously worked in Whitehall for the Department for Transport, where he helped formulate national policy and legislation on parking, traffic signs and roadworks.

His local government experience also extends to working for three London boroughs, Bexley, Bromley and Kensington and Chelsea RLBC.

London Councils' chief executive, John O’Brien, said: 'Spencer's expertise will help us to influence policies and services in a way that enables residents and visitors to travel quickly and safely across the capital.'

Mr Palmer will take up his post 2 September.

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