Leon Daniels is recognized for his world-class experience, expertise and knowledge of public sector transport in the United Kingdom, USA, Europe and Far East. He has an extensive background in streets management; bus transport; urban rail; cycling; road safety; river operations; the taxi and private hire industry; policing and enforcement; highway engineering and major project delivery.
Until his retirement from Transport for London (TfL) in December 2017 Leon was managing director, Surface Transport at TfL, with responsibility for delivery of £3.5 billion of road, light rail and transport services. He was responsible for the successful delivery of transport at the London 2012 Olympic Games as well as for numerous major events in London such as RideLondon and London Marathon.
In 1998, prior to joining TfL, Leon sold his own venture-capital backed business to a FTSE 100, multinational transport business. As commercial director of UK Bus, he had responsibility for new ventures such as Aircoach, Greyhound, Yellow School Bus and for delivering coach and bus services across the U.K. and internationally.
Leon 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. He also champions those under-represented in transport by background, culture and gender. He is a Fellow and Vice President of the Chartered Institute of Logistics Transport, an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Couriers a Member of the Court of the Worshipful Company of Carmen and was awarded the Order of the British Empire in 2019.