Mr Mike Fuhr CBE
Member appointed by Council (first appointed: 2 June 2009, end of tenure: 31 July 2013).
Mike Fuhr is Director of Major Projects at the Department for Transport (DfT), a post he has held since 2003.
His first task was to review the £16bn Crossrail project and, from 2004-2008, was a main board director of Cross London Rail Links Ltd. He led the funding negotiations within government and with the City that resulted in the Crossrail project getting the go-ahead in 2007. He has also led the DfT Olympics Programme, helping create the overall 2012 governance architecture and facilitating the delivery of transport services for the London Games in 2012. Before that, Mike was Government Sponsor for the Channel Tunnel Rail Link (now High Speed 1) and was instrumental in the financial restructuring that rescued the project in 1998.
He has over 30 years' experience of government sector policy expertise - especially at the public/private sector interface - and through holding key strategic roles on policy related to London Underground, British Rail BAA and commercial awareness. He is now heavily engaged in the restructuring of London and Continental Railways, the government-owned company that built High Speed 1 and is responsible for the UK arm of the international Eurostar train service.
Mike has a degree in Human & Physical Sciences from the University of Surrey.
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