Leon Daniels appointed to new Net Zero Board

Former TfL managing director for surface transport Leon Daniels has been appointed to the government’s Net Zero Board, which has been established to advise the Department for Transport on decarbonisation.

The board is chaired by Grant Shapps, secretary of state for transport and Rachel Maclean, parliamentary under-secretary of state for transport.

The objectives of the board are to provide advice during the development of the transport decarbonisation plan and on reducing greenhouse gas emissions from transport, particularly the longer-term technological and behavioural changes needed to deliver transport’s contribution to net-zero. The remit is also to provide constructive feedback on, and identify risks and opportunities across, the department’s work to decarbonise transport as well as to reinforce the link between government, industry, academia and the wider public.

“I am delighted to be a member of the NZTB, a board with a vast breadth of experience,” says Daniels. “This is a pivotal moment – with the pandemic having changed working and travel habits, creating cleaner air in our towns and cities, we have the opportunity to fully realise our net-zero ambition. 

“The economic opportunities offered by alternative methods of transport have enormous potential. A cleaner, greener country will create new jobs and help to level up our economy.”

Daniels is currently chair of ITT Hub which holds its delayed inaugural exhibition in May 2021 at Farnborough.