Transport for London has unveiled Heathrow boss Mike Brown as the new managing director of London Underground.
Mr. Brown will be giving up his current post at BAA to make a return to LU in early 2010, having previously been its chief operating officer between 2003 and 2008.
Transport commissioner Peter Hendy said: “Mike has an impressive track record of leadership and delivery and takes the reins at one of the most important times in the Tube’s 146-year history.”
“After decades of neglect, the system is literally being rebuilt. We now stand on the cusp of delivering huge improvements for passengers which will enable London’s long-term growth and prosperity. Mike will bring all of this to fruition while demonstrating clear value for every pound spent.”
Mayor of London Boris Johnson said: “Mike is an experienced leader, and will make a superb boss of the Tube.
“These are tough times, but we’re investing billions in transforming our network - reducing overcrowding, running more frequent and reliable services and making journeys more agreeable through modern, air-conditioned trains.”