Approval of payment to former Managing Director of Surface Transport

Meeting: 
MQT on 2018-12-20
Session date: 
December 20, 2018
Reference: 
2018/5140
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Further to your response to question 2018/2117 did you or the then Deputy Mayor for Transport directly approve the payment of £444,598 to the former Managing Director of Surface Transport for “loss of office”? 

Answers

Answer for Approval of payment to former Managing Director of Surface Transport
Approval of payment to former Managing Director of Surface Transport

Approval of payment to former Managing Director of Surface Transport

Answered By: 
The Mayor

No. These arrangements were dealt with in accordance with Transport for London’s (TfL) standard severance process and the GLA was not party to it.  In May 2018, I commissioned a review into notice periods and severance arrangements for senior staff across the GLA Group, to assess whether they are in the best interests of the London taxpayer and if any changes are required. This work has been undertaken by Dawn Jarvis and the outcomes of this review will be published in due course once GLA Group bodies have had the opportunity to consider its recommendations and feedback to me on them.