Wild, new direction

Former Public Transport Victoria (PTV) CEO Mark Wild will take on a role in London

Wild, new direction
Mark Wild

The former leader of Public Transport Victoria (PTV) has been named as the new managing director of the London Underground.

Mark Wild will join Transport for London (TfL) in June, leaving his current role as special advisor to the Minister and Secretary of the State Government of Victoria.

"We look forward to welcoming Mark Wild, who will help us continue the vital modernisation of London's transport network," says London's Transport Commissioner Mike Brown.

"With our city's population rising sharply we need to continue to drive forward change and deliver new and better services so that we can support London's new homes, jobs and economic growth."

Wild was previously chief executive officer of PTV, the integrated transport authority based in Melbourne serving a population of some 6 million people.

His near 30 year career in transport has included running the world's biggest tram network and large suburban railway and bus services.

Wild successfully managed large capital and maintenance programmes, vastly improved customer satisfaction and implemented a complex new ticketing system, according to a statement released by TfL.

Wild also formerly worked on a number of major projects in London, including the introduction of modern signalling on the Jubilee and Victoria lines.

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