Mike Brown (transport executive)

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Mike Brown
Commissioner of Transport for London
Assumed office
24 September 2015[1]
Preceded by Sir Peter Hendy
Personal details
Born 14 April 1964 (1964-04-14) (age 54)[2]

Michael William Tuke Brown, MVO FRICS FCILT[2] (born 14 April 1964) is the Commissioner of Transport for London.[3] He was appointed in September 2015 by then mayor Boris Johnson.[1][4]

Following the November 2016 Croydon tram derailment, he was one of two top Transport for London (TfL) officials to decline a performance bonus.[5]


Brown started work for London Underground in 1989, rising to become its Chief Operating Officer in 2003. From 2008 to 2010 he moved to be Managing Director of Heathrow Airport. In 2010, he was appointed Managing Director of London Underground and London Rail. On 16 July 2015, he became Interim Commissioner of Transport for London after the departure of Sir Peter Hendy.[1]

As of June 2017, Brown is a board member of London and Partners, chair of the Strategic Transport Apprenticeship Taskforce,[6] and chair of the National Skills Academy for Rail.[7][8]

Honours and awards[edit]

Brown was appointed Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO) in the 2002 Birthday Honours[9] "for services to the Golden Jubilee" for his work at TfL during what has been called "one of the Underground’s greatest-ever organisational challenges".[10]

In 2016, he was awarded an honorary doctorate (LL.D.) by his alma mater, Queen's University Belfast, "for distinction in public service".[10]


  1. ^ a b c ""Mike Brown named as new Transport Commissioner"". Transport for London. 24 September 2015. Retrieved 22 September 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Michael William Tuke Brown". Who's Who. Oxford University Press/A & C Black. Nov 2016. Retrieved 24 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Chief Officers of the TFL". Transport for London. Retrieved 22 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Mike Brown appointed new commissioner of Transport for London". BBC News. 24 September 2015. Retrieved 22 September 2017.
  5. ^ Smith, Rebecca. "Two Transport for London bosses have rejected their bonuses after last year's Croydon tram crash". City A.M. Retrieved 22 September 2017.
  6. ^ Masters, Jon (2 December 2016). "TfL commissioner to coordinate drive for transport apprentices". Infrastructure Intelligence. Retrieved 22 September 2017.
  7. ^ "Minister of State, John Hayes announced the Transport for London Commissioner, Mike Brown as new Chairman of NSAR". National Skills Academy: Rail. 2 December 2016. Retrieved 22 September 2017.
  8. ^ Brown, Mike (26 June 2017). "Register of Interests" (PDF). Transport for London. Retrieved 22 September 2017.
  9. ^ "Queen's honours - the full list". BBC. Retrieved 22 September 2017.
  10. ^ a b "Queen's honours leading artist and London Transport chief". Queen's University Belfast. 2 July 2016. Retrieved 22 September 2017.