TfL streamlines executive team

London’s Transport Commissioner, Andy Byford has restructured the organisation’s executive team, designed to best meet the coming challenges and opportunities as London prepares for a new phase of recovery from the pandemic.

In a statement, TfL says the new structure is designed to ensure it is in the “best possible shape to become an even more efficient organisation focussed on financial sustainability and on supporting London’s recovery”.

The team reduces from 11 to seven and will lead a single unified organisation with a centrally set strategic framework that “further embeds TfL’s vision and values”. 

Gareth Powell, currently Managing Director of Surface Transport, will become the Chief Customer and Strategy Officer for the whole of TfL. He will also serve as the nominated Deputy Commissioner. 

Stuart Harvey, currently Director of Major Projects, will become TfL’s Chief Capital Officer.

Andy Lord, currently Managing Director of London Underground, will become TfL’s new Chief Operating Officer, bringing all of TfL’s operations together in one place for the first time.

Tricia Wright remains TfL’s Chief People Officer, Lilli Matson remains TfL’s Chief Safety, Health and Environment Officer, and Howard Carter remains TfL’s General Counsel.

Mark Wild will continue to report to Mr Byford as Chief Executive Officer of Crossrail.

Matt Brown will work alongside the Executive Team as Mr Byford’s adviser and Director of Communications & Corporate Affairs.

TfL announced last week that Simon Kilonback, TfL’s Chief Finance Officer, is leaving TfL. He will remain TfL’s Chief Finance Officer until he leaves in April, with Rachel McLean succeeding him as interim CFO thereafter. She is currently the CFO for Crossrail and Finance Director for London Underground and Engineering, having re-joined TfL in January 2020 from the Ministry of Housing, Communities, and Local Government where she was a Board Member and the Director General – Chief Financial Officer.

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