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September 07 2018
By The routeone team

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Leon Daniels becomes chairman of
new transport sector firm

Former Transport for London MD of Surface Transport, Leon Daniels, has become non-executive Chairman of Binswood Media, a newly formed company in the transport sector.

Former Transport for London MD of Surface Transport, Leon Daniels

Possessing an exceptional record of delivery and performance in senior roles in both private and public sector organisations, Leon Daniels is recognised for his world-class experience, expertise and knowledge of public sector transport in the UK, Europe and Far East.

Binswood Media CEO Mark Griffin says: “I am thrilled that someone of Leon’s calibre has agreed to come on board.

“He joins the business at a very exciting time, as we will shortly announcing the launch of a new event concept.

“With extensive knowledge and experience across different transport modes, gained working at the highest levels of business and central/local Government, coupled with his boundless energy and enthusiasm, means that he will be a fantastic addition to our team.”

Leon Daniels added: “I have known Mark professionally and personally for over 20 years and therefore had no hesitation when he asked me to join him on this new venture.

“We have some very exciting news to bring to the market and I look forward to working with him and the Binswood Media team in helping them better serve the needs of a dynamic and rapidly changing transport sector, which continues to be redefined by technology and innovation.”

Until his retirement from TfL in December 2017 and working with two London Mayors, Leon brought his unique range of in-depth-skill and experience to his role as Managing Director, Surface Transport at Transport for London, with responsibility for delivery of all £3.5bn of road, light rail and transport services and all major, civil engineering infrastructure projects in the capital. He remains a Trustee of the London Transport Museum.

He was responsible for the successful delivery of transport during the ‘most successful public transport games ever’ in London 2012, applying his hands-on operational experience and policy- making and implementation skills.

Since then, Leon has been responsible for numerous major events in London such as RideLondon, the London Marathon and has also been in charge during unexpected major incidents.

Prior to joining TfL, in 1998 Leon had sold his own venture-capital backed business to a FTSE 100, multinational transport business, creating the largest and most profitable operating unit within this £3bn turnover organisation.

He has small and large company experience, has dealt with banks and venture capitalists, PLC Board governance and has a track record of delivery throughout.

He continues to make a significant contribution to the progress of global thinking on road and vehicle safety, efficiencies, the social effects of autonomous vehicles and technical developments generally on road and rail. His expertise is sought by international agencies, Governments and local authorities across the world.

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