Transport for London (TfL) Board Members – Introduction from Andy Lord the Commissioner

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Transport for London (TfL) Board Member.

For nearly 25 years, we have been working to grow and improve transport in London to help support jobs, homes, opportunities and economic growth across the capital. We are now one of the world's busiest, most innovative and largest urban transport authorities, with our 28,000 colleagues supporting more than 21 million journeys every day.

Becoming a Board Member provides real opportunities to individuals wishing to make a contribution to improving London’s transport system and the lives of all Londoners. The role of the Board Members has never been more significant in holding me and my Executive to account as we work to ensure we provide not only safe, affordable and reliable transport - but also that we deliver on our vision of being a strong, green heartbeat for our city as we progress on our journey to net-zero.

The Board, through the expertise of its Members, provides strategic guidance and challenge to the Executive Committee, and is responsible for approval of the most important matters affecting our organisation, including our annual circa. £10 billion budget and our business plan. Board Members have a vital role in holding us to account for the delivery of the business plan, our delivery of major infrastructure schemes, and our operational and budgetary performance. Effective Board scrutiny is essential as we continue to strengthen our financial sustainability and redouble our efforts to ensure we are an organisation that is more diverse, inclusive and fair - reflecting the city we serve in which we enable everyone to thrive and achieve their ambitions. 

The Board consists of up to seventeen Members appointed by the Mayor who, between them, must have a broad range of experience and skills, including experience of transport, finance and commerce, national and local government, the management of organisations and management of trade unions or matters relating to workers generally. We are seeking candidates with an understanding of governance and oversight of organisations - with particular regard to expertise in safety and security, digital technology and innovation, public sector funding and finance, delivery of major infrastructure projects, colleague engagement and reward and commercial and operational property development. A list of desirable skills is outlined under the Candidate Requirements section

Board Members also need to represent the interests of those who require accessible transport, and at least two Members must be able to represent the interests of those from outside Greater London who use railway passenger services operated by TfL.

London's diversity is its greatest strength, and we strive to ensure Board Members reflect that diversity. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability.

This site details the application process. There is also background information on the organisation and the roles and responsibilities of the TfL Board.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 12th May 2024. 

We thank you for your interest and look forward to receiving your application.

Andy Lord 
TfL Commissioner