How we are governed

TfL's Standing Orders lay down the decision making structure and proceedings, together with the Scheme of Delegation.

The GLA Act (Schedule 10) sets out how the Board may establish committees and how it may delegate certain functions to either those committees or to an officer(s) of TfL.

The delegations are set out in the Scheme of Delegation in Standing Orders while the terms of reference and the membership for the committees and advisory panels are set out in the accompanying document subordinate bodies.

TfL's code of corporate governance provides further details of our governance arrangements, particularly around risk management and standards of conduct. We are committed to acting in accordance with the Nolan Principles of public life, namely: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.


The conduct of Board and committee meetings come under provisions of the Local Government Act (LGA) 1972.

Since then, the statutory public notice of meetings has been provided on this website and in appropriate TfL buildings, the meetings have been held in public and all papers (unless accepted by the relevant Chair as urgent items) have been published five clear working days before each meeting.

Board meetings are also recorded and webcast live. You can access the live stream or recordings on the GLA website.

Our current committees and advisory panels are listed below. Each page provides details of the members and the published papers, along with details of future meeting dates.

(Papers from previous committees and panels can also be found through these pages.)

The public notice and agenda for each meeting will specify the venue.

As a general rule:

Meetings of the Board:

City Hall

Meetings of the committees and panels:

197 Blackfriars Road
London SE1 8NJ

If you would like any papers in an accessible format, please email the Secretariat at

Board Members

The GLA Act sets out certain provisions for the membership of TfL, including the desirable experience the Members should possess between them.

Find out more information about our Board Members, including short biographies and their declared interests, together with information on: terms and conditions of appointment, remuneration, any expenses paid and gifts and hospitality received.

Further details such as annual attendance at meetings and remuneration details are available in the Annual Report and Statement of Accounts.

Board Members can be contacted via the TfL Secretariat by post or email using the contact details on this page.

Chief Officers

As permitted under the GLA Act and in accordance with TfL's Standing Orders, the Board delegates to the Chief Officers the discharge of any functions of TfL (except for those reserved to the Board or with specific delegations) and the day to day management of the business of the TfL Group.

Find out more information about our Chief Officers, including short biographies and their declared interests, together with information on any expenses paid and gifts and hospitality received.

Subsidiary companies

Find out about our subsidiary companies and their directors.


Find out about the Independent Investment Programme Advisory Group (IIPAG) which provides independent assurance and expert advice to the Mayor of London concerning our Investment Programme.

Contact us about governance

Howard CarterHoward CarterGeneral Counsel

TfL Secretariat

Address details Post Point 10 City Hall
The Queen's Walk
London SE1 2AA


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