Transport for London (TfL) has announced that Gareth Powell (above), currently director of public transport and TfL strategy, has been appointed, with immediate effect, as managing director of surface transport in the capital.
A spokesman for TfL said Mr Powell joined TfL in 2003, in business improvement and performance, after working at the Atkins design, engineering and project management consultancy. He held a number of roles in group business planning and performance before moving to co-lead the re-organisation of several departments within TfL.
Gareth Powell has held key roles at TfL for many years. He will bring great drive, energy and experience to the vital work of delivering the mayor’s transport strategy and making London a safer, greener and more accessible place. I congratulate him and also give my best wishes to Leon Daniels, who is leaving TfL after nearly seven years as managing director of surface transport.
“Leon has made a massive contribution to TfL and to London and our progress under his leadership has been considerable. I am very grateful to him, both personally and professionally, for all is invaluable hard work and support.”