Transport for London has confirmed that Andy Lord is to become its new Managing Director of London Underground and TfL Engineering.
Previously the Executive Vice President for Menzies Aviation, covering the European, Middle East, Africa and India (EMEAI) market, Andy Lord will take up his position at TfL on 4 November 2019.
The new Managing Director of London Underground and TfL Engineering brings with him a wealth of experience; in his current role, Andy Lord has improved safety and operational performance and profitability, growing the business in the process.
In addition, he brings with him more than half a century of experience at British Airways, where he progressed to a number of senior roles across the airline, before working as Director of Operations for seven years.
Mike Brown MVO, London’s Transport Commissioner, is delighted with the new appointment.
He said: “I am delighted that Andy has agreed to become the new Managing Director for London Underground.
“He brings more than 30 years of experience from the aviation industry, with a heavy focus on engineering, people leadership and customer service and a wealth of experience in delivering safe and reliable transport services.
“I am sure his fresh viewpoint and knowledge will help us to continue to deliver reliable and improved services for our customers.”
As part of this new appointment, it means Nigel Holness, the current incumbent, will move on to his new position of Chief Executive for Metro Trains Sydney.
The Transport Commissioner was quick to pay tribute to his contribution. Mike added: “I also want to thank Nigel Holness for all his work for London Underground over his career and agreeing to be Managing Director following Mark Wild’s move to Crossrail Ltd.
“Nigel has been instrumental in helping to deliver new signalling, improved and more accessible stations and the introduction of the Night Tube.
“We wish him all the best in his new role in Australia.”