Mayor of London Boris Johnson has appointed former Oystercard delivery manager and King’s Cross redevelopment negotiator Kulveer Ranger as his new Director for Transport Policy.
Mr Ranger’s background in delivering for London’s transport makes him an ideal choice for his new role in overseeing the relationship between the Greater London Authority and Transport for London. According to the Mayor’s office he will lead on policy direction for Transport on behalf of the Mayor and will work to ensure the delivery of the Mayor’s priorities.
His appointment is one of ten direct appointments permitted o the Mayor under the 1999 Greater London Authority Act.
In a statement released by his office Mayor Johnson said he was “delighted to announce Kulveer as my Director for Transport Policy. He has vast experience in delivering large projects with multiple stakeholders in both the public and private sector, and has a reputation as a terrific motivator and a leader with ceaseless energy.”
“I am certain that Kulveer will be able to use his experience in delivering the Oystercard in London to help me to deliver my key transport commitments including implementing interactive bus tracking, re-phasing London’s traffic lights and coordinating a closer relationship between TfL and the private train companies which currently serve London’s suburbs.”
In addition to his past work in London Mr Ranger has led a strategic review of major projects being delivered in Scotland and has been an advisor to Shadow Secretary of State for the Dept of Trade & Industry, Alan Duncan MP. He is currently Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party.