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Mike Brown awarded CBE

9th October 2020

Mike Brown, the Chair of the Restoration and Renewal Delivery Authority, has been awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

The award recognises Mike Brown’s outstanding contribution to public service over his thirty-year career in transport including five years as Commissioner of Transport for London, overseeing the largest integrated transport authority in the world.

Mike has also dedicated much of his professional time to developing skills and creating apprenticeships across the infrastructure sector. His previous roles as Chair of the Strategic Transport Apprenticeship Taskforce, and Chair of the National Skills Academy for Rail will be invaluable as the Houses of Parliament Restoration and Renewal programme develops plans to restore Parliament, leading to thousands of jobs and apprenticeships.

Mike Brown CBE, MVO said:

“It is an honour to be recognised. Of course this award reflects also the many great transport professionals who I have been fortunate to work alongside over the years - particularly at Transport for London which is beyond doubt the very best transport authority in the world.

“I remain committed to continue to championing the skills and apprenticeships agenda through my role with the restoration and renewal programme.”

Mike Brown brings extensive and invaluable senior leadership experience to the restoration programme. As Chair of the Houses of Parliament Restoration and Renewal Delivery Authority, he leads the Delivery Authority board and leads work on developing skills, jobs and apprenticeship opportunities.

David Goldstone CBE, CEO of the Delivery Authority, said:

“Mike Brown is recognised as one of this country’s leading experts in overseeing large, complex programmes and his experience is proving invaluable as we set out to deliver the vital restoration and renewal of the nation’s Houses of Parliament. I am sending him my heartfelt congratulations on today’s news and I am delighted that he is already bringing to bear his expertise in developing skills across the whole country, for the benefit of this programme.”

Mike’s award was recognised by Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, who said:

“Mike Brown displayed exceptional leadership and vision at the helm of TfL as former Commissioner, helping to transform London's public transport network into one of the best in the world. His recognition is very well deserved.”

Mike’s successor at TfL, Andy Byford, London’s Transport Commissioner said:

“He did an outstanding job as Commissioner so I am also delighted to see that my predecessor, Mike Brown, has received a CBE for services to London. Mike has been a fantastic ambassador for transport and the need for investment in public transport to support the economy. This recognition is very much deserved.”

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