Network Rail, Chair (Reappointment)

Appointing Department: Department for Transport
Number of Vacancies: 1


An announcement has been made on the outcome of this appointment.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has reappointed Sir Peter Hendy CBE as Chair of the Board of Network Rail Infrastructure Limited and Network Rail Limited.

Sir Peter has been reappointed for a further term of 2 years, which will start on 16 July 2021, having served on the board of Network Rail since 2015. He’s also served as Chair of the London Legacy Development Corporation since July 2017.

Sir Peter was previously Commissioner of Transport for London (TfL) for 9 years and, before that, was TfL’s Managing Director of Surface Transport. He led the successful operation of London’s transport for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Last June (2020), Sir Peter was tasked by the Prime Minister with carrying out the Union connectivity review, exploring ways in which transport can better connect all parts of the United Kingdom.

Throughout the pandemic, he’s provided valuable support to the government by providing advice on and scrutiny of the plans of all rail, road, coach, maritime and aviation operators during phases of re-opening the economy.

Sir Peter was knighted in the 2013 New Year’s Honours list, having been made CBE in 2006 for services to public transport.

Date: 11/03/2021

View Announcement

This is a reappointment

Return to Search