The London Road Safety Council (LRSC) has paid tribute to Leon Daniels, who is stepping down as TfL’s managing director of surface transport later this year after seven years in the post.
Mr Daniels, who earlier this year delivered a keynote address at the LRSC’s centenary conference, joined TfL in April 2011 after a career in government, shipping, tourism and public transport.
He spent 27 years in the private sector and was in business both on his own account and as a director at FirstGroup plc. He developed wide national and international experience having worked in Hong Kong and USA, and oversaw several significant business acquisitions and sales at home and overseas.
After 13 years at FirstGroup plc he joined TfL ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games to oversee the delivery of surface transport in what is now recognised as a hugely successful world-class event.
As managing director of surface transport his responsibilities have included the safe and efficient running of London’s roads, bus services, taxis, cycle hire, river services, overground, DLR, Emirates Airline and trams.
In January 2017, Mr Daniels opened the LRSC’s centenary conference with a presentation outlining how TfL, working closely with London boroughs, is tackling sources of road danger.
Cllr Wendy Brice-Thompson, chair of the LRSC, said:
“The London Road Safety Council is sad to see Leon Daniels is leaving TfL.
“He has been a good friend to LRSC and when he spoke at our centenary conference earlier this year, delegates were struck by his capacity and his true commitment towards improving road safety in London.
“We wish him well for the future.”
12 September 2017