Transport for London (TfL) has appointed Andie Harper to be the new Tube Lines chief executive officer (CEO).
Although he will officially take up the post following TfL’s acquisition of Tube Lines, Harper - who led the smooth and efficient transfer of Metronet from administration to TfL - will be appointed CEO (Designate) immediately and will begin working alongside current Tube Lines CEO Andrew Cleaves to ensure a smooth transition.
Cleaves will leave Tube Lines following TfL’s acquisition of the company, planned by the end of June.
London Underground (LU) managing director Mike Brown said: “Andie is an excellent appointment. He understands London’s transport system through his time at LU and through leading Metronet’s smooth and efficient transition from administration to TfL.
‘He is uniquely well placed to lead the organisation through this period of change, which will deliver huge improvements for Londoners.”
Harper comes to Tube Lines from Aecom. He has a wealth of experience in the transport sector, including running the predecessor infraco for the Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly lines whilst at London Underground between 1999 and 2002. He has also acted as project director for the Edinburgh Tram Project and programme director for Washington Group International, a large US construction company.
He was appointed by Metronet’s Administrators in October 2007 and led the organisation through the administration phase and through the transfer to TfL in May 2008. He stayed on to conclude the transition both at Metronet and then as LU Transition Director until summer 2009.