Does Transport for London have the right Board?

08 July 2015

This meeting took place on 9 July 2015. Read the transcript for the first section here and the second section here

How is Transport for London’s (TfL’s) expanded commercial activity being managed and what procedures are in place to deal with conflicts of interest at Board level?

What can be done to give the public more confidence that TfL Board Members are declaring their interests in a consistent and appropriate manner?

Are Members on the Board to represent specific interests?

What is TfL doing to improve the representation of women and Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups on the Board?

The GLA Oversight Committee’s response to TfL’s consultation on transparency in March highlighted a concern with how conflict of interest had been dealt with at the TfL Board meeting in February 2015, when an investment proposal for Cycle Superhighway Schemes was discussed.

The GLA Oversight Committee meets tomorrow to discuss TfL’s Board composition and corporate governance arrangements in light of TfL’s growing role in commercial development.

Members will put questions to:

Isabel Dedring, Deputy Mayor for Transport

Howard Carter, General Counsel, TfL

Graeme Craig, Commercial Director, TfL

The meeting will take place on Thursday, 9th July from 2.00pm in Committee Room 4, at City Hall (The Queen’s Walk, London SE1).

Media and members of the public are invited to attend.

The meeting can also be viewed via webcast.

Notes for Editors:

Full agenda papers.

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