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TfL appoints new MD to oversee DLR, tram and London Overground

Transport for London (TfL) has appointed a new managing director (MD) for surface transport.

Current director of public transport and TfL strategy Gareth Powell will replace incumbent MD Leon Daniels – who leaves the organisation after nearly seven years – with immediate effect.

Surface transport covers the London Overground, the Docklands Light Railway and London trams.

Gareth joined TfL’s business improvement and performance division in 2003 from Atkins.

He held a number of roles in group business planning and performance before moving to co-lead the re-organisation of many parts of TfL.


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Gareth went on to join London Underground as director of strategy and service development before his most recent post in which he has driven significant improvements at TfL and helped to further modernise the organisation.

London’s transport commissioner Mike Brown said: “Gareth Powell has held key roles at Transport for London for many years. He will bring great drive, energy and experience to the vital work of delivering the Mayor’s Transport Strategy and making London a safer, greener, fairer and more accessible place.

“I congratulate him and also give my best wishes to Leon Daniels, who is leaving TfL after nearly seven years as the managing director of Surface Transport. Leon has made a massive contribution to TfL and London. Our progress under his leadership has been considerable and I am very grateful to him both personally and professionally for all his invaluable hard work and support.”


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