Today saw the publication in London of Her Majesty the Queen's traditional New Year’s Honours List for 2013. We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Sir Peter Hendy, Commissioner of Transport for London (TfL), who has been honoured with a knighthood for his services to transport and the community. The knighthood will be officially bestowed in a formal ceremony at Buckingham Palace later in 2013.
Sir Peter, who had previously been given the title of Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2006 New Year’s Honours List, has been TfL’s commissioner since 2006. Sir Peter's work was recognized by these words in the official statement from the British government's Cabinet Office:
“Peter has provided inspiring leadership to Transport for London over the last six years since becoming Commissioner. 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 Games. He supports the Railway Children, Tramsaid, and London Poppy Day charities.”
Cubic has worked with TfL since the 80s, most recently as its partner for ticketing, gating and revenue management including the iconic Oyster® Card.
Sincere congratulations again, Sir Peter, for this well-deserved honour.
For more information about the New Year’s Honours List for 2013, please visit the website for the Cabinet Office.