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About us

Governance

London Transport Museum Limited (LTML) is a registered charity (number 1123122) which was incorporated on 6 February 2008 as a company limited by shares and is governed by its Memorandum and Articles of Association.

LTM's aims as a charity are to advance the heritage of transport in London and to educate the public about the history of transport in London through the provision, operation and maintenance of a transport museum for the public benefit. LTM also seeks to educate the public about the role of transport in the life and work of London past, present and future.

Annual Reports

Five-year Plan

The five-year plan for London Transport Museum 2018-2023 [2.5 MB]

Board of Trustees

The Museum is governed by a Board of Trustees which meets four times a year for routine business and convenes meetings as necessary to consider urgent issues. In addition, trustees take part in an annual review of strategy. Day-to-day management of the Museum is delegated to the Managing Director, Sam Mullins, and through him to the Senior Management Team, employees and volunteers.

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Keith Ludeman former Chief Executive, Go-Ahead Group
Chairman and Independent Trustee
Chairman of Finance Committee

After completing a MSc in Transport Engineering and Planning, Keith held posts with regional transport authorities in the UK and overseas.

In 1986 Keith became Managing Director of Burnley & Pendle before joining London Regional Transport’s management team at what later became London General. He joined Go-Ahead in 1996 following the sale of London General's MEBO, and was then appointed Managing Director of their London Bus Division. In 1999, Keith moved across to head Go-Ahead's rail interests and was Chairman of the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC) from 2003-05. He was appointed to the Board of Go-Ahead in 2004 and to the position of CEO in 2006.

Following his retirement in 2011, Keith took up non-executive director positions in Interserve plc, Eversholt Rail Group, Bristol Water, Aspin Group, and TXM Plant. He was a non-executive director of Network Rail between 2011 and 2014. He is the chairman of London Transport Museum and a fellow of both the Institute of Logistics and Transport and the Institution of Railway Operators.

Sam Mullins, OBE
Managing Director
Museum Director

Director of the London Transport Museum since 1994, Sam led the development of the world’s premier museum of urban transport and place to understand the story of London’s journey.

Highlights include creating the first publicly accessible museum store in the UK at Acton Depot (1999); the £22m redevelopment of the museum in Covent Garden (2007); the transition to charity governance (2008); and leading the Tube150 anniversary programme (2013), the Year of the Bus (2014), and Transported by Design (2016). Sam is a historian and co-author of Underground: How the Tube Shaped London.

London Transport Museum attracts over 400,000 visitors a year and has won a series of awards since 2007. The Museum delivers educations programmes in every London borough, offers access to its whole collection through the Museum Depot, works to inspire young people to work in engineering and transport, and runs the Hidden London tours of disused tube stations.

Sam is a trustee of ss Great Britain, Vice President of the Association of Independent Museums (AIM), and judge of the Museums and Heritage Show Awards for Excellence.

Sam was awarded an OBE for services to London Transport Museum in the 2019 New Year’s Honours.

Phil Swallow 
Independent Trustee

Phil retired in 2013 from his role in Accenture where he was Global Managing Director for Communications Media and High Technology Quality and Client Satisfaction. He worked for the firm and its predecessors for thirty-two years and specialised in large scale systems development and outsourcing.

Phil graduated from Aston University in 1981 with a BS in Business Administration and Computer Science. He is a trustee of Richmond Park Charitable Trust.

Married with twin boys, his hobbies are trains (he owns a steam engine), horses (he is a dressage rider) and ballet (he is a spectator). He is a Freeman of the City of London and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (UK).

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Vernon Everitt
TfL Managing Director of Customer Experience, Marketing and Communications
TfL nominated Trustee

Vernon is responsible for Transport for London's customer strategy and its delivery, which puts customers at the heart of the organisation's thinking and activity. This includes accountability for TfL's fares and ticketing operations (including Oyster), contact centres, customer information, media relations, marketing and customer insight, public affairs and travel demand management programmes. He is a champion of open data provision to help customers get the best deals and services.

Prior to joining TfL in 2007, Vernon spent ten years at the Financial Services Authority (FSA) and eighteen years at the Bank of England.

Vernon is a member of an Advisory Group to Marston Group, the largest privately owned specialist UK company in the field of civil and High Court Enforcement, and a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.

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Michèle Dix CBE 
Managing Director, Crossrail 2 
TfL Nominated Trustee

After completing her PhD in transport and land use planning, Michèle started her career at the Greater London Council (GLC) and became a chartered civil engineer through the GLC’s transport planning graduate scheme. She then spent fifteen years in the private sector with Halcrow Fox and became the Board Director of Urban Transport. She joined Transport for London in 2000 as co-Director of Congestion Charging with Malcolm Murray-Clark, and became Managing Director of Planning in 2007. 

Michèle has led TfL's strategic thinking on the future transport needs of London by providing clear direction, and testing and challenging solutions. She was responsible for the Mayor’s Transport Strategy and transport requirements for the Mayor’s 2050 Infrastructure Plan, coordinating the implementation of local plans and borough partnerships and developing major scheme interchanges. 

Michele is now Managing Director for Crossrail 2. She is also a visiting professor for UCL and Chair of the President Committee (PresCom) for the International Association of Public Transport (UITP), which promotes public transport research and best practice globally.

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Sir Peter Hendy CBE
Chair of Network Rail
Independent Trustee

Sir Peter was appointed the Chair of Network Rail in July 2015. He was previously the Commissioner of Transport for London since 2006 and TfL's Managing Director of Surface Transport since 2001. While at TfL, he led the preparation for the successful operation of London's transport for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Sir Peter was also formerly Deputy Director for First Bus (part of FirstGroup plc) and Managing Director of CentreWest London Buses. He started his transport career in 1975 as a London Transport graduate trainee.

Sir Peter was elected President of the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) in May 2013. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transport, and the Institution of Civil Engineers. He was knighted in the 2013 New Year's Honours List, having been made CBE in 2006.

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Liz Williams MBE
Director, Digital Society, BT Group
Independent Trustee

Liz heads BT’s Tech Literacy Programme to tackle the tech literacy paradox, moving the next generation from tech consumers to creators, building a culture where tech literacy is a cornerstone of modern education. Launched in March 2015, BT’s ambition reaches from the early years of a child’s life through to the transition to work, with target to reach 5m young people by 2020.

Liz is Chair of the Good Things Foundation, supporting digitally and socially excluded people to improve their lives through digital. She chaired a review of digital skills for the UK Government, is a member of the UK Government’s Digital Skills Partnership Board, and an active supporter of the Movement to Work employer coalition committed to tackling youth unemployment. In 2016, Liz was named in Business Cloud Magazine’s inaugural ‘100 Women Role Models of Tech’ list. She is a Board member of London Transport Museum.

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Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith
Independent Trustee
Chair of Audit Committee

 Andrew Smith was a London based partner at PwC until 2009. During his 34 years at PwC he had a wide range of leadership roles as an auditor, consultant and HR practitioner. In particular he led PwC UK’s banking and capital markets assurance practice, led its sustainability and climate change consulting practice and was HR partner for its 900 partners with a focus on partner development.

Since retiring from PwC, he has been a trustee of number of charities and chaired their audit committees. In addition to his role at the London Transport Museum he is also a trustee of The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Foundation, Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery in Carlisle and Lowther Castle and Gardens Trust in Penrith and is an alumnus member of the audit committee of Clare College, Cambridge.

He lives in Penrith, Cumbria with his wife Diana and has four married children and a growing number of grandchildren.

 Marcus Arthur

Marcus Arthur
President, BBC Studios UK & Ireland and ANZ
Independent Trustee
Chair of Enterprise Board

Marcus is responsible for BBC Studios’ revenue in the UK & Ireland and ANZ.

The UK businesses include the company’s 50% ownership of UKTV (a joint venture with Scripps Networks Interactive); TV sales in the UK and Eire; DVD and digital downloads; licensed merchandise; digital and physical publishing; music publishing and licensing; live events and clips licensing operation BBC Motion Gallery.

Marcus also oversees the BBC Studios Australia and New Zealand businesses that comprise various licencing and sales ventures and the channels BBC First, BBC Earth and BBC UKTV.

Prior to this role Marcus was MD, Global Brands, where his business worked in conjunction with other departments to drive greater value from BBC Worldwide's leading international and multi-format properties including Top Gear, Dancing With the Stars, Doctor Who and BBC Earth.

Marcus has also held positions as Managing Director, BBC Magazines and Publishing Director, Radio Times.

Randeep Sidhu

Randeep Sidhu
Vice President of Product and Brand, Your.MD
Enterprise Board member

As Vice President of Product and Brand at Your.MD, Randeep is responsible for understanding and designing the first AI health assistant. Your.MD has been the number one health app in over 100 countries, and is at the forefront of digitally connected health. Prior to this Randeep was Global Brand Director for Outfit7, a multinational development company that is best known for the creation of Talking Tom and Friends that has 6.5 billion downloads and 350 million monthly active users.

Randeep also works as a trustee at Terrence Higgins Trust and helped set up and grow the international charity Teach First. He has over 15 years of experience creating successful brands (Starbucks, IKEA, London Stock Exchange, Teach First), product innovation (Samsung, Orange, Investec) and technology insights (AOL, Barclays, Financial Times).

Bill Ferris

Bill Ferris, OBE
Chief Executive, Chatham Dockyard Trust
Enterprise Board member

Trained as an accountant, Bill has had a varied career.  He ran his own wholesale and retail bakery business in Devon for six years before moving into the heritage sector in 1988.

In 1988 Bill became the first Commercial Manager at the Yorkshire Mining Museum (now the National Museum of Coalmining), seeing it through its last phases of development and early years of operation.

He went on to run a series of “commercial” heritage projects for Heritage Projects Ltd and became their Operations Director for seven years; responsible for seven projects nationally with combined visitor projections in excess of £1m per annum.

He joined Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust as Chief Executive in December 2000 to develop a strategy that would lead to long-term revenue sustainability.  More than £40m was raised to invest in the site and today there are 115 homes and more than 100 businesses on the site and annual visitor numbers are 170K; combined activities generate more than £16m to the local economy.

Bill was awarded the OBE for Services to Heritage in the 2011 Queen's Birthday Honours and was made a Deputy Lieutenant of Kent in January 2016.

Married with two grown up children Bill’s interests include chalk stream trout fishing, bird watching, mountaineering skiing and gardening, a joy and necessity!

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