Composition of TfL Board

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/4214
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Following a large volume of emails I have received expressing concerns about the current composition of the Transport for London Board, will you agree to appoint a walking and cycling champion to the board?

Answer

Answer for Composition of TfL Board

Answer for Composition of TfL Board

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As well as myself, there are currently sixteen Members of the TfL Board, which is the maximum number permissible. The periods of office of those sixteen Members all expire in June 2016. Advertisements for Board Members will be published in spring 2016. The Mayor elected in May 2016 will then make appointments to the Board.

In making appointments to the Board the elected Mayor must give regard to the desirability of appointing Members with experience in one or more of the following: transport, finance and commerce, national and local government, the management of organisations or management of trade unions or matters relating to workers generally.

The Mayor must also have regard to the desirability of appointing Members that represent the interests of women, those who require accessible transport and at least two members must be able to represent the interests of those from outside Greater London who use railway passenger services operated by TfL.