Leon Daniels to leave Transport for London
08 September 2017
Author: Daniel Puddicombe
Transport for London (TfL) has announced that Leon Daniels, managing director of surface transport, is to leave "towards the end of the year".
Daniels has led the surface transport team for the last seven years.
Daniels' decision to retire follows the departure of Garrett Emmerson, chief operating officer of surface transport for eight years, from the transport body.
"Leon had intended to retire in 2015 but agreed to stay on after my appointment as commissioner," said Mike Brown, London transport 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."
Brown 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."
A replacement for Daniels has not been announced at this stage.