Leon Daniels OBE
Leon Daniels & Associates Ltd
Until his retirement from Transport for London (TfL) in December 2017 and working with two London Mayors, Daniels brought his unique range of experience to his role as managing director, surface transport at TfL, with responsibility for delivery of £3.5 billion of road, light rail and transport services and all major, civil engineering infrastructure projects in the city. He remains a trustee of the London Transport Museum.
Daniels was responsible for the successful delivery of transport during the 'most successful public transport games ever' in London 2012 by applying his hands-on operational experience and policy-making and implementation skills. Since then, Daniels has been responsible for numerous major events in London such as RideLondon and London Marathon.
In 1998, prior to joining TfL, Daniel's had sold his own venture-capital backed business to a FTSE 100, multinational transport business, creating the largest and most profitable operating unit within the £3 billion turnover organization. As commercial director of U.K. Bus, he had responsibility for new ventures such as Aircoach, Greyhound, Yellow School Bus, the company's pioneering bus/tram project 'ftr' and for delivering coach and bus services across the U.K. and internationally.
Daniel's continues to make a significant contribution to the progress of global thinking on road and vehicle safety, efficiencies, the social effects of autonomous vehicles and technical developments generally on road and rail. He also champions those under-represented in transport by background, culture and gender to ensure that future transport leaders will more adequately represent the diversity of the passengers carried and the staff employed.