Richard Barnes, former Deputy Mayor of London, and current GLA Member for Ealing & Hillingdon has been appointed to the Board of Transport for London.
His is one of several new appointments, which also include Sir John Armitt, Chairman of the Olympic Delivery Authority, Roger Burnley, Managing Director, General Merchandise, Clothing and Logistics for Sainsburys, and Michael Liebreich, Chief Executive of Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: “Transport for London played a key role in making the London 2012 Games the greatest in history. But we must not rest on our laurels. The performance of London’s transport network during the Games demonstrated what can be achieved through investment, effective planning and management, partnership working and the sheer hard work and dedication of staff at all levels of the organisation.
“As we get back to the essential job of upgrading London’s transport network, these new appointments bring a wealth of experience to the TfL Board. They will oversee delivery of the investment necessary to power London and the UK’s economic development and growth, delivering jobs and access to health, education and leisure across the capital.”
Eleven previous board members were reappointed earlier this year. They are Isabel Dedring, Deputy Mayor for Transport, Peter Anderson, Managing Director of Finance at Canary Wharf Group plc, Charles Belcher, formerly a managing director in the rail industry, Baroness Grey-Thompson, cross bench Peer and former Paralympian, Eva Lindholm, Vice Chairman – Global Corporate Bank, Daniel Moylan, Bob Oddy, Deputy General Secretary of the Licensed Taxi Drivers’ Association, Patrick O’Keeffe, formerly Deputy Regional Secretary for Unite the Union, Keith Williams, Chief Executive Officer for British Airways and Steve Wright, Chair of the Licensed Private Hire Car Association.
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, will continue to Chair TfL. Isabel Dedring was appointed as Deputy Chair of the Board following the recommendation of the London Assembly Confirmations Hearing Committee meeting on 23 May.