Transport for the North chief steps down

16 June 2017 Transport for the North (TfN) has announced its chief executive is to leave the organisation in September.

David Brown is leaving the organisation to take up a role as managing director of Arriva Rail North, which operates the Northern rail franchise.

“David leaves Transport for North with our thanks and best wishes for the future,” said TfN chair John Cridland. “He has been instrumental in developing TfN’s vision of a thriving North of England where modern transport connections drive economic growth and support an excellent quality of life.”

TfN said it will begin recruiting for a replacement shortly, seeking someone who can be “a leading voice for the north”.

TfN is a major part of the government’s Northern Powerhouse plans and will play an important role in efforts to improve connectivity in the region, including exploiting opportunities around the HS2 development.


This page was last updated on:
14 December 2017.


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