Board and chief officers
The Commissioner Bob Kiley (chair)
to his appointment as Commissioner of Transport for London in January
2001, Robert Kiley served as President and Chief Executive Officer
of the New York City Partnership. The Partnership, the city's leading
business and civic organisation, improves the city's economic climate
through advocacy and public-private initiatives in education, job
creation, affordable housing, and neighbourhood development. Its
membership reflects the impressive breadth of the city's private,
non-profit and civic leadership.
From 1991 to 1994 he was President of Fischbach Corporation, a
major New York-based construction and engineering company, and in
1994 became its Chairman until assuming his position at the New
York City Partnership in 1995.
From 1983 until 1990, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). At the MTA he
was responsible for five transportation agencies serving the New
York Metropolitan Region where he directed the rebuilding of New
York's public transportation system and restructured its management.
He led successful efforts to obtain more than $16 billion from the
New York State legislature for capital improvements to the city's
subways and buses, commuter railroads, tunnels and bridges in the
Robert Kiley has consulted with corporations and public agencies
at the Management Analysis Center (now Cap Gemini) then headquartered
in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In the 1970s he was Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
in Boston and served as Deputy Mayor of the City of Boston.
Early in his career, he was with the CIA, where he served as Manager
of Intelligence Operations and then as Executive Assistant to the
Robert Kiley is a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Board
Member of the Salzburg International Seminar, the American Repertory
Theater, MONY Group Inc, the Princeton Review Inc and Edison Schools,
Inc. He is also on the Advisory Board of the Harvard University
Center for State and Local Government.
A Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Indiana,
USA, Robert Kiley and his wife Rona now live in London.
Jay Walder Managing Director of Finance &
Walder joined Transport for London (TfL) as the Managing Director,
Finance and Planning in February 2001. He has responsibility for
TfL’s £4.6 billion annual budget and the development
of London-wide transport strategy, and has been integrally involved
in the implementation of the Congestion Charging system, the London
Underground PPP and Crossrail.
Prior to joining TfL, he was a Professor at Harvard University’s
John F. Kennedy School of Government where his teaching and research
interests were in the areas of transportation, infrastructure finance
and public-sector budgeting. His publications include numerous articles
and case studies on the development and financing of infrastructure,
and an annual report on the United States budget (with U.S. Senator
Daniel P. Moynihan). He served as a Visiting Professor at the National
University of Singapore during the 1999/00 academic year and has
consulted with many public agencies.
Before joining the Kennedy School faculty, he was the Executive
Director and Chief Financial Officer at the Metropolitan Transportation
Authority, where he successfully led efforts to secure $9 billion
for the rebuilding of the city’s subway, bus and commuter
Peter Hendy Managing Director of Surface Transport
Hendy joined Transport for London in January 2001.
Surface Transport embraces London Buses (and East Thames Buses,
the public sector operator), the Public Carriage Office, which regulates
taxis and private hire vehicles, Croydon Tramlink, Dial-a-Ride,
Victoria Coach Station, passenger services serving TfL piers on
the River Thames, and in addition for TfL’s corporate interest
in Transport Policing and Enforcement.
In March 2003, Surface Transport was enlarged to include responsibility
for Street Management. This includes responsibility for operating
and improving conditions for all road users on 580km of London's
most important roads - the Transport for London Road Network (TLRN);
these account for about 5% of London's roads but carry 33% of its
Street Management also includes responsibility for road safety,
pedestrians, cyclists and the movement of goods in London. Improvements
are being made through the introduction of congestion charging,
better real time traffic management, and through greater coordination
of road and streetworks, enhancing bus priority measures, and development
and maintenance of traffic technology.
Prior to joining TfL, Peter was previously Deputy Director –
UK Bus for FirstGroup plc. In this role he was responsible for FirstGroup
bus operations in London and southern England, bus development and
policy issues and light rail, including the operation of Croydon
He joined London Transport as a graduate trainee in 1975, was the
personal assistant to the Chairman of LT in 1978, and gained experience
in all aspects of bus operations before appointment to senior posts,
in personnel in 1980, and in operations from 1983.
He was appointed Managing Director of CentreWest London Buses Ltd
on its formation in 1989, which gained the reputation of being the
most innovative and successful London bus company. He led the successful
buy-out of CentreWest by its management, with staff involvement,
in September 1994. CentreWest subsequently acquired Q Drive Buses
and became a partner in Tramtrack Croydon Ltd, delivering and operating
Croydon Tramlink. FirstGroup Plc purchased CentreWest in March 1997,
and he became Divisional Director, London and South East in July
1998. In 1998/9, he was also a FirstGroup Director of New World
First Bus and New World First Ferries in Hong Kong.
From 1994 to 2000 he was a Council member of the Confederation
of Passenger Transport, and was formerly a member of the Industrial
Peter was appointed to the Commission for Integrated Transport
(CFIT) by the Secretary of State for Transport, Alistair Darling
for four years. CFIT provides independent advice to Government on
future transport policy options, the potential for new technology,
and best practice in transport and transport issues.
Ian Brown Managing Director of London Rail
Brown is Managing Director of Transport for London's London Rail
Directorate - and Chairman of the Docklands Light Railway.
He is responsible for implementing the Mayor's strategy to provide
a full integration of National Rail services with London's transport
network and taking forward major rail projects in London, including
the East London Line extension
Previously, Ian was Chief Executive of the Docklands Light Railway
during a period of major expansion. He was appointed to franchise
the operation of DLR and set up and run DLR Ltd as the asset owning
company. The job included responsibility for the railway's £1bn
public assets; managing the franchise; and planning DLR's future.
It also involved overseeing major projects to upgrade the railway's
advanced moving block signalling system and the construction of
the £200m Lewisham Link - a successful flagship PFI project.
Prior to joining DLR, he had a wide range of experience in the
rail industry. He was Managing Director of Railfreight Distribution
for eight years where he introduced Channel Tunnel rail freight
services and established four international joint venture companies
to develop the business.
He was previously a member of the Chairman's Policy Unit at the
British Railway's Board. Other BR positions included InterCity Manager,
West Coast Main Line, and Chief Passenger Manager at London Midland
Tim O'Toole, Managing Director of
Prior to Tim’s appointment he was President and Chief Executive
of one of the most successful rail networks in the United States,
Consolidated Rail Corporation. Having worked at Consolidated Rail
Corporation for 18 years, Tim led the company to its safest and
most profitable year in 1998 and was part of the negotiating team
for its $10bn merger with Norfolk Southern and CSX.
After attaining a post-graduate Law Degree, Tim rose through the
senior legal and financial ranks within Consolidated Rail as General
Counsel, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer, before becoming
Maggie Bellis, Managing Director
of Corporate Services
Prior to joining TfL Maggie was Human Resources Director for DHL
(UK) Ltd. During her time at DHL Maggie led a major organisational
change programme for which her department won the prestigious Human
Resources Magazine Excellence Award for Change Management.
Before joining DHL Maggie held a wide range of senior positions
British Airways, in an airline career that spanned more than 20
years. With roles as diverse as managing the technical departments
responsible for flight planning to providing HR services for the
airline’s IT department, Maggie gained broad management experience
which is invaluable in her role in TfL.
Ben Plowden, Managing Director of Group Communications
Ben Plowden was TfL Director of Borough Partnerships from July
2002 until 1 February 2005, when he was appointed as Managing Director,
TfL Communications. Before coming to TfL, he spent ten years working
in a variety of senior roles for a number of national campaigning
organisations, including Age Concern England and the Council for
the Protection of Rural England. In 1997, Ben became the first Director
of the Pedestrians Association, which he successfully re-launched
in 2001 as Living Streets, the campaign for safe, high quality and
accessible public spaces.
Fiona Smith, General Counsel
Fiona Smith joined Transport for London in October 2003. She is
General Counsel with responsibility for Legal, Secretariat, Internal
Audit and for Group Health Safety and Environment.
A lawyer by background she has worked in an in-house role for 18
years, the last 15 of which have been within the electricity industry
working for National Grid, renamed National Grid Transco following
its merger with Lattice in 2002.
During that time she was involved in the privatisation of the electricity
industry and the creation of National Grid. She played an active
role in the development of National Grid and in the early 1990s
was part of the core team in National Grid dealing with the huge
increase in private generation entering the UK electricity industry.
She was appointed Head of Legal in 1992 and Company Secretary &
General Counsel in 1996. She saw through the Listing of National
Grid on the London Stock Exchange and then in 2000 on the New York
Stock Exchange. She played an active role in the acquisition by
National Grid of three utilities in New England, USA leading the
team which got the approvals to allow the first foreign takeover
of an electricity company in the US. In 2000 and 2001 she was responsible
for the team that managed the regulatory review between National
Grid and Ofgem, the process by which Ofgem specifies the income
National Grid is allowed to earn in its transmission business within
England and Wales over a four year period.
She is a member of The Law Societies of both Scotland and England