Leon Daniels to leave TfL

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Leon Daniels seen speaking at this year’s UK Bus Summit in February. JAMES DAY

After nearly seven years as the Managing Director of Surface Transport, Leon Daniels has decided to leave Transport for London (TfL) towards the end of the year.

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’s made a 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.

“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.”