TfL head of freight to step down next month

TfL’s head of freight and fleet programming, Ian Wainwright, will step down at the end of October.

He will leave TfL on 28 October, after 11 years with the business.

During his time in the freight role, Wainwright was a key player in the success of the London 2012 Olympics logistics.

TfL head of surface transport Leon Daniels said: “Ian was a key player in the development of the original London Freight Plan and led the freight team during the 2012 Olympics, ensuring the success of both the freight industry and London during the Games.”

He went on to credit Wainwright and his team with the prominence of freight issues in the London Mayor election manifestos earlier this year, which Daniels said was a result of their work to “ensure that the lessons from the Games were captured and developed upon”.

Wainwright will remain in his post until the Freight Forum on 21 October, where plans for the future management of TfL’s freight programme will be outlined.

Freight in the City understands that a review at TfL will see freight intergrated into TfL’s day-to-day operation, rather than operating as a standalone team.

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  • peter Wilkinson

    TfL are losing a good man