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Appointing the next TfL Commissioner

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 18th March 2020.

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Photo of Tony Devenish Tony Devenish Conservative

Having had a chance to reflect on my suggestion at the Assembly Plenary meeting of 5th March 2020 , do you agree that the it would make sense to involve the current Chair and Deputy Chair of the Assembly in the appointment of the next TfL Commissioner to assist in transforming TfL's "tin ear on customer service"?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

As you are aware, the TfL Commissioner is not subject to the Assembly confirmation process. The appointment of the TfL Commissioner is a matter reserved to the TfL Board under Standing Orders. There will be a paper going to the TfL Board meeting seeking a delegation of the decision to appoint the Commissioner to the Chair of TfL in consultation with the Interview Panel, made up of Board Members.

The board of TfL has a range of expertise and under my watch has become more diverse. This brings different perspectives to the appointment process.