Sir Peter Hendy receives an honorary degree from the University of Leeds, and as part of the celebrations he presents a seminar on:
"City Devolution- opportunities and challenges for effective transport Policy"
As MPs, policy makers and academics debate the devolution of powers from Whitehall and the creation of a ‘Northern Powerhouse’, London’s Transport Commissioner will share his experiences of 15 years of devolution and transport progress in London, and discuss what other UK cities might do to make the most of devolved powers.
Knighted in the New Year’s Honours List 2013, the citation for Sir Peter Hendy CBE says he has provided inspiring leadership since becoming Commissioner of Transport for London (TfL) six years ago. He has made London a world leader in integrated and innovative transport delivery, and has overseen record breaking operational performance, passenger numbers and the largest ever investment programme. He led, and played a key role in preparing for, the successful operation of London’s transport for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games
10.30-11.00 Q&A session
11.00-11.30 Coffee and networking in foyer