Mayor Sadiq Khan is to temporarily extend the contracts of some Boris Johnson era appointees to the Transport for London board while external recruiters identify a successor board.
Board members, who earn between £18,000 and £24,000 per year, are responsible for appointing the TfL Commissioner and scrutinising and approving managers’ decisions and spending plans.
The terms of the current 14 members are due to expire on June 19th but a number of committees are scheduled to meet in the coming weeks and the full board is due to meet on July 19th.
Mr Khan’s office told MayorWatch that a number of current appointments will be extended until September in order for the committees and their work to continue.
A spokesperson for the mayor added: “A recruitment process for the TfL board is being led by London’s Deputy Mayor for Transport Val Shawcross CBE, and announcements will be made later this summer.”
Mr Khan has previously spoken about the need to improve the expertise around the TfL table to ensure the body has access to experts in customer service and ecommerce and increase the board’s ethic and gender diversity.