Peter Hendy leaving TfL
Sir Peter Hendy CBE, is to leave his role of Commissioner of TfL to become Network Rail’s new CEO. He was appointed to his latest position at London’s transport authority in 2006, having previously served since 2001 as its MD of Surface Transport. During his time at TfL, he led and played a major role in the preparation of London’s transport for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. He was formerly Deputy Director UK Bus for FirstGroup. Before that, he was MD of CentreWest London Buses, managing it in London Transport (LT) ownership, leading it through a management and staff buyout with venture capital backing, and subsequent expansion. His appointment to the new role follows Network Rail’s current Chairman, Professor Richard Parry-Jones CBE’s announcement of his intention to step down in July after three years in the role.
Sir Peter started his transport career in 1975 as an LT Graduate Trainee. Other positions he has held include being made President of the International Public Transport Association (UITP) in May 2013.