Transport for London (TfL) today announced that London's Transport Commissioner, Mike Brown MVO, will be leaving the organisation to take up the role of Chair of the Delivery Authority for the Restoration & Renewal of the Houses of Parliament.
Brown became Transport Commissioner in July 2015, and was given the task of leading TfL's delivery of the Mayor's Transport Strategy and multi-billion pound transport investment programme.
Transport for London said Mike Brown has 'transformed the efficiency of the organisation and has overseen a step-change in TfL's focus on tackling safety on London's roads, improving London's air quality and encouraging a shift to public transport, cycling and walking’.
Brown's new role will see him Chair the Delivery Authority that will carry out the internationally-significant programme to restore and renew the Houses of Parliament.
The Programme at the UNESCO World Heritage site is designed to tackle the significant work that needs to be done to protect the Palace of Westminster and ensure it can continue to serve as home to the UK Parliament in the 21st century and beyond.
Mike Brown, said: "Every day, thousands of unsung women and men go to work to keep London moving and to make this city better, cleaner and safer for everyone.
"I am inspired by them and I will miss them, but it's the right time for me to move on to a new challenge after more than 30 years in the transport industry and what will have been nearly five years as Commissioner.
"I'm proud of what has been achieved at TfL and I'm proud of having served and delivered for the Mayor. In spite of the challenges that London has experienced at times over the years, TfL is an organisation full of the energy, ability and passion to make this an even better city for all.
"I look forward to this new change of direction, and to bringing the experience I have gained throughout my career to the job of restoring and renewing the iconic architectural jewel that lies at the heart of London and at the heart of our country's democracy.”
Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: "Mike deserves huge thanks for the exceptional service he has given to London, both for the excellent job he has done as TfL Commissioner, but also for all the work he has done for the capital since starting at TfL in 1989.
"The recent transformation of the London's public transport network into one of the very best in the world is testament to Mike's expertise, and much of the exciting investment we're continuing to see in transport across the capital is a result of Mike's leadership and vision.
"I wish him the best of luck for everything in the future."
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