The Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) has appointed Mike Brown CBE MVO as the new Chair of the Board. The appointment took effect from 23 June 2022.
Mike Brown, the former Commissioner of Transport for London, led the capital’s transport network to dramatic improvements in safety, service reliability, and financial efficiency.
While at TfL, Mike was responsible for the successful delivery of Tube and mainline rail for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012.
He delivered a multi-billion pound investment programme on London’s roads, rail, Underground and cycling network, including the world’s first Ultra Low Emission Zone.
Under his leadership, London saw major station upgrades and line extensions, including on the Northern Line, as well as the introduction of digital signalling and new fleets on large parts of the Tube and TfL rail network. Mike also oversaw modernisation of buses in London with cleaner, greener vehicles being rolled out.
When TfL took over direct responsibility for Crossrail, Mike set the project on the path to deliver the new railway, now open as the Elizabeth line. Mike also led TfL’s early response to the Covid pandemic.
Since 2020 Mike has been chair of the Delivery Authority for the restoration and renewal of the Houses of Parliament. He is a former chair of the National Skills Academy for Rail, and the Strategic Transport Apprenticeship Taskforce.
Mike has been recognised with a CBE for his services to public transport and was appointed as Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO) by the Queen in 2002.
He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. He has an honorary Doctorate from the Queen’s University of Belfast.
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