Transport for London has confirmed that Simon Kilonback has been appointed as its permanent Chief Finance Officer, a role he’s been been filling on an interim basis following the unexpected death of former finance chief Ian Nunn last year.
Kilonback joined TfL in 2009 and previously served as Group Treasurer and Corporate Finance Director. Prior to joining TfL, he worked for Lloyds Banking Group, WH Smith and Sony.
In an internal announcement, TfL Commissioner Mike Brown said: “Simon has done a fantastic job over a very difficult year following the sudden, tragic passing of our friend and colleague Ian Nunn. I am delighted that Simon now joins my team on a permanent basis.”
The appointment comes alongside several changes in Brown’s executive team.
Tube boss Mark Wild will now “be focussing most of his time on ensuring a successful integration of the Elizabeth line” with “day to day” responsibility for the Underground passing to Nigel Holness, Director Of Network Operations, and Peter McNaught, Asset Operations Director.
There’s also an expanded role for Vernon Everitt, Managing Director of Customers, Communication & Technology who becomes responsible for overseeing the now permanent Transformation Director Andrew Pollins and Alex Williams, Director of City Planning.
And Shashi Verma, Chief Technology Officer and the driving force behind TfL’s sector-leading adoption of contactless fares, will now report to Brown as Director of Strategy.
“Shashi has shown incredible drive and leadership over the years and most recently has modernised and reformed our Technology & Data areas,” said Brown. “I know he will bring a considerable amount of experience to this new additional responsibility.”