Transport for London
As Commissioner, Mike Brown is responsible for making sure Transport for London (TfL) provides world-class transport services that keep London working, growing and make life in the Capital better. He oversees TfL’s investment programme, which includes some of the largest and most complex engineering projects in Europe.
TfL is responsible for virtually all of the city’s transport, including London Underground, the bus network, Docklands Light Railway, TfL Rail, London Overground, London Trams and the Emirates Air Line cable car. It is also responsible for the Capital’s busiest main roads, the Congestion Charging scheme, road safety and schemes to boost cycling and walking.
Mike joined London Underground in 1989 and worked in various operational manager roles before becoming the company's Chief Operating Officer in 2003. In 2008, he left to head up Heathrow, then the world's busiest international airport.
He rejoined London Underground in 2010 as Managing Director leading works which have resulted in huge improvements to the Tube, making services more frequent and reliable than ever before. He also took the lead role in the successful delivery of transport for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
He was appointed as TfL Commissioner in September 2015.
He lives in Wimbledon and uses the Underground every day to get to work. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and was appointed to the Royal Victorian Order by HM The Queen in 2002. He was awarded an honorary doctorate in law by Queen’s University in 2016.