Ahead of its purchase of PPP contractor Tube Lines, Transport for London has announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer for the firm who will start work “immediately” with a mandate to manage the transfer of the firm to TfL.
Last month TfL announced a £310m deal to buy out Tube Lines shareholders Bechtel and Amey after months of rows over the costs for future upgrade work.
Andie Harper, who was appointed by Administrators to run failed PPP contractor Metronet after it collapsed and stayed on to manage the firm’s transfer to TfL, will officially take up his role after TfL’s acquisition. In the interim he will work alongside current CEO Andrew Cleaves – who is to leave the firm after the takeover – “to ensure a smooth transition.”
Announcing the appointment Mike Brown, Managing Director London Underground said: “Andie is an excellent appointment. He understands London’s transport system through his time at London Underground and through leading Metronet’s smooth and efficient transition from administration to TfL. He is uniquely well placed to lead the organisation through this period of change, which will deliver huge improvements for Londoners.”