Full internal TfL memo from Leon Daniels, Managing Director of Surface Transport, announcing the departure of Garrett Emmerson, Chief Operating Officer for Surface Transport:
Message from Leon Daniels
I am sad to announce that Garrett Emmerson, Chief Operating Officer for Surface Transport, will be leaving us.
After nearly eight years in the role of Chief Operating Officer for Surface Transport (and before that, as TfL’s Director of Strategy & Policy), I am sad to announce that Garrett Emmerson has decided the time is right for him to move on from TfL and seek new career opportunities and challenges elsewhere.
During Garrett’s time as Chief Operating Officer, we have transformed Surface Transport from a series of ‘modally separate’ operating businesses into a single integrated and highly effective organisation, without which we would not be able to contemplate the scale of the challenges we now face to deliver our new TfL-wide Transformation agenda.
He has highly effectively managed the performance of the organisation to keep London’s road network moving; introduced our nationally ground-breaking roadworks Lane Rental Scheme; delivered the Road Modernisation Programme (more than doubling capital investment in the road network); overseen the creation of the Cycle Superhighways; transformed the cycle hire scheme and, of course; through the planning, implementation and overall management of the Games Lanes and Olympic Route Network, played a key part in the delivery of the fantastically successful London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
I am sure you will join me in thanking him for his tremendous contribution to TfL and wish him all the best for the future.
Garrett said “After nearly nine hugely enjoyable years at Transport for London, eight of them as Chief Operating Officer for Surface Transport, I have reluctantly decided that it is time to move on and pursue new career opportunities and other interests.
“I would very much like to thank everybody I have worked with over the last nine years, right across the organisation. I am tremendously proud of what we have collectively been able to achieve.”