Sadiq Khan's TfL board is impressively diverse. Now, how good are its maths?
London’s mayor has picked a commendably varied team to oversee his transport agency, much of whose work will be about budgets
The board of Transport for London (TfL) is, as Sadiq Khan promised, no longer dominated by white males. The new mayor’s appointees, announced on Tuesday, comprise seven women and five men who will join Khan himself, the board’s chair, and his deputy for transport Val Shawcross.
They include business executives, an engineer, financial experts, transport campaigners and policy wonks and will be augmented by a union representative to be nominated by the TUC, a move that has prompted expressions of disquiet from London Assembly Tories, though Boris Johnson’s first TfL board actually included two union officials. Had such input been maintained, perhaps he’d have presided over fewer Tube strikes.
Source: Guardian Transport