London Underground and TfL

15.07.19

TfL announce new managing director of London Underground

Transport for London (TfL) has announced Andy Lord as the new managing director of London Underground and TfL Engineering from November 2019.

Mr Lord was previously Executive Vice President for Menzies Aviation, where he led on negotiating strategic contracts, improving safety and operational performance and profitably growing the business. He is also a non-executive director for defence equipment and support at the Ministry of Defence.

The appointment of Andy Lord now means that Nigel Holness, the current managing director of London Underground, will be leaving the organisation to take up his position of chief executive for Metro Trains Sydney.

London’s transport commissioner, Mike Brown MVO, said: “I am delighted that Andy has agreed to become the new Managing Director for London Underground.

“He brings more than 30 years of experience from the aviation industry, with a heavy focus on engineering, people leadership and customer service and a wealth of experience in delivering safe and reliable transport services.

“I am sure his fresh viewpoint and knowledge will help us continue to deliver reliable and improved services for our customers.

'Thank Nigel Holness'

“I also want to thank Nigel Holness for all his work for London Underground over his career.

“Nigel has been instrumental in helping to deliver new signalling, improved and more accessible stations and the introduction of the Night Tube.

“We wish him all the best in his new role in Australia.”

Every day, around five million journeys are made using London Underground. Across the network, millions of pounds of investment is being made, including new walk-through trains on the Piccadilly line, delivering new signalling to increase capacity through central London and major station improvements.

Andy Lord, new Managing Director of London Underground, said: “I’m delighted to be joining TfL at such an exciting time and to be working with the fantastic team at London Underground who are so critical to delivering day in, day out for London."

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