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Transitional Chief Executive appointed to Transport for London (TfL)


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Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions

Transitional Chief Executive appointed to Transport for London (TfL)
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date
11 February 2000
source Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions
type Press release



Anthony Mayer, currently Chief Executive of the Housing Corporation, has been appointed Transitional Chief Executive of Transport for London (TfL), London Minister Keith Hill announced today.

TfL will be accountable to the Mayor and be responsible for delivering an integrated and sustainable transport strategy for London. Mr Mayer will be responsible with Government Office for London for setting up TfL so that it is ready for business when it comes into being on 3 July, and for steering it in its early months.

Announcing the new appointment, Minister for London Keith Hill said:

"There is no doubt that transport will be high on the agenda for the new London Mayor. The Mayor will take the key decisions on staffing. Anthony Mayer's job is to make sure that there is a fully functioning organisation in place on 3 July so that the Mayor can get to work straight away."

Until 3 July, Anthony Mayer will work with David Quarmby, Chairman of the Docklands Light Railway, who is advising Ministers on setting up TfL, and with the Government Office for London, responsible for the overall planning and implementation of the new arrangements.

The TfL Board, once in place, will make its own arrangements for permanent appointments to senior TfL posts.

Notes to editors
Anthony Mayer has been the Chief Executive of the Housing Corporation (the funder and regulator of social landlords) since 1991. Between 1985 and 1991 he was Managing Director (Finance and Administration) at Rothschild Asset Management. Before that he was a career civil servant holding a variety of posts including membership of the Central Policy Review staff and Principal Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Transport.

TfL will be one of two executive bodies - the London Development Agency is the other - answerable to the Mayor for London when the new Greater London Authority (GLA) is established. Elections for the Mayor and Assembly Members take place on 4 May. The new authority will take over its responsibilities on 3 July.

Transport for London (TfL), will bring together London Transport, Docklands Light Railway, the Public Carriage Office (which licences taxis and minicabs in London), the Traffic Director for London (responsible for the Red Route Network), the Traffic Control Systems Unit (responsible for traffic lights) and the London functions of the Highways Agency. It will also be responsible for the management of roads transferred from the London Boroughs (as well as those coming from the Highways Agency), together with new functions in relation to the Mayor's transport strategy and the Boroughs' Local Implementation Plans.

Control of the London Underground will transfer to TfL when the Public Private Partnership deal, to modernise and maintain the Underground's infrastructure, is in place.


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