Former TFL boss with £3.5bn budget takes senior adviser role at Interel
Before leaving last year, Leon Daniel was TFL's fourth-highest-paid official.
Interel has signed up a former top operator at Transport for London as the agency looks to boost its transport credentials.
Leon Daniels was one TFL’s most senior transport bosses before he quit last year, having volunteered to forgo his bonuses in the wake of the Croydon tram crash which killed seven people.
As TFL’s managing director, surface transport, Daniels had responsibility for the delivery of a £3.5bn budget across all road, light rail and transport services and major, civil engineering infrastructure projects in the capital. He was the organisation’s fourth-highest-paid official on an annual salary of £343,145.
He joins Interel’s 20-strong UK public affairs practice as a senior adviser focusing on transport, infrastructure and multi-national accounts. Transport clients listed by Interel on the latest APPC register include Siemens Rail and European Small Volume Car Manufacturers Alliance.
Daniels said: “With changing technology having a massive impact on transport and all aspects of infrastructure this is one of the most exciting times in history to be engaged with business. I’m looking forward to working closely with colleagues at Interel in London and across their international clients.”
Interel UK managing partner George McGregor said: “Leon is world class talent having run the transport system for the largest city in Western Europe. He brings a breadth experience as well as a whole new dimension to the way we think about how public policy will shape the way we live and do business. Leon will be a great asset to new and existing clients.”