Gareth Powell, currently Director of Public Transport & Strategy at Transport for London, has been promoted to Managing Director, Surface Transport with immediate effect.
He succeeds Leon Daniels who is stepping down as Transport for London’s Managing Director of Surface Transport after seven years in the post.
Powell first joined TfL in 2003 from Atkins and has held a number of roles across the agency, including Director of Strategy and Service Development at London Underground.
Announcing his promotion, Transport Commissioner Mike Brown said: “Gareth Powell has held key roles at Transport for London for many years.
“He will bring great drive, energy and experience to the vital work of delivering the Mayor’s Transport Strategy and making London a safer, greener, fairer and more accessible place.
“I congratulate him and also give my best wishes to Leon Daniels, who is leaving TfL after nearly seven years as the Managing Director of Surface Transport.
“Leon has made a massive contribution to TfL and London.
“Our progress under his leadership has been considerable and I am very grateful to him both personally and professionally for all his invaluable hard work and support.”