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Former Cycling England adviser Sloman makes TfL board
September 6, 2016
Transport for London has today announced the formation of a slimmed down board, which this time around includes what can be considered a representative for cycling in Lynn Sloman.
Sloman served as a board member for Cycling England prior to the Conservative Government’s cull in the notorious ‘bonfire of the Quangos’. She is also currently the chair of the Campaign for Better Transport.
Encouragingly, the board draws on the experience of a number of people known for their environmental credentials, including Michael Leibrich a long-term campaigner for a shift away from fossil fuels and formerly himself a rumoured ‘Green Right’ candidate for Mayor of London.
Sadiq Khan said of the appointments: “I promised to reshape TfL’s Board and make it reflect London’s diversity, and that’s exactly what I’ve done. I’m delighted to be able to announce a Board that brings together a huge range of talent, experiences and backgrounds, while being more efficient. There are still not enough women in senior positions across London, and I’m proud that we have brought gender parity to the TfL board and increased BAME and disability representation. Together we will ensure that TfL delivers the world-class transport system that Londoners deserve.”
The TfL Board is responsible for approving TfL’s budget, business plan, annual report and other major and strategic issues and policies.