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Garrett Emmerson

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Garrett Emmerson
Chief Executive Officer: London Ambulance Service
Assumed office
30 May 2017
Preceded byAndrew Grimshaw
Personal details
Born (1965-07-08) 8 July 1965 (age 54)
OccupationCivil Servant

Garrett Emmerson is a British public servant. Since 30 May 2017, he has served as the Chief Executive of the London Ambulance Service.[1]. He was previously Chief Operating Officer for Surface Transport at Transport for London (TfL)[2], where he had been since 2008[3].

Career[edit | edit source]

Following an early career in local government in Newcastle upon Tyne, Preston and Telford[4], Emmerson became Head of Transportation at Buckinghamshire County Council in 2002, before leaving in 2007 to become a director of transport consultancy Steer Davies Gleave. He joined Transport for London in 2008, initially as Director of Strategy, becoming Chief Operating Officer for London Streets in 2009[5]. Emmerson was also previously a columnist for transport magazine Local Transport Today[6] and from 2004 until 2010 was a member of the Government's Commission for Integrated Transport[7]. In 2011 he was invited to join the government's Motorists' Forum advisory body on road transport[8] and, in October 2015, Emmerson also became a member of the Office of Rail and Road Highways Committee, which monitors the performance of national roads body Highways England[9]

At TfL, Emmerson was responsible for maintaining and operating London's road network, taxi and private hire licensing, congestion charging[10],the Santander cycle hire scheme, London river services, Victoria Coach Station and the construction of London's cycle superhighways.[11] He most well known for his involvement in the TfL's decision to allow Uber to operate in London[12][13][14]. He was also responsible for the construction and operation of the London Olympic Route Network and the controversial Games Lanes[15] in 2012, and for the emergency closures of both the Hammersmith Flyover[16] and Hogarth Roundabout flyover on the A4 for emergency repairs in 2011 and 2013.

References[edit | edit source]

1. Paper by Garrett Emmerson on the Future of traffic in cities: (pages 111-124) https://www.racfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Moving_Cities_The_Future_of_Urban_Travel_RAC_Foundation_Dec_2014.pdf

2. Presentation by Garrett Emmerson to Trafikadge Conference, Aalborg, Denmark 2013: https://vimeo.com/105421360

3. London Ambulance Service announces new Chief Executive joining: http://www.londonambulance.nhs.uk/news/news_releases_and_statements/new_chief_executive_joins_lond.aspx

4. Article about on bus traffic information: https://www.transportxtra.com/publications/local-transport-today/news/49779/live-traffic-news-displayed-on-back-of-london-buses/

5. Article by Garrett Emmerson explaining TfL's Private Hire Regulations Review: http://www.cityam.com/232798/transport-for-londons-road-boss-garrett-emmerson-this-is-why-we-ditched-the-five-minute-rule-and-are-proposing-13-other-changes

6. Presentation by Garrett Emmerson to the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation annual conference, January 2017: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhoYVzUCLyA

7. Article about TfL's Private Hire Regulations Review: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/sep/29/transport-for-london-tfl-could-crack-down-uber-taxi-consultation

8. Emmerson talks about road investment in London: http://www.cbi.org.uk/news/tfl-chief-operating-officer-discusses-roads-investment-in-the-capital/

9. Article about Olympic Route Network in London: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2012/jun/12/london-traffic-restrictions-during-olympics

10. Garrett Emmerson gives evidence to Parliamentary Select Committee on the Olympics: https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201011/cmpublic/olympic/110517/pm/110517s01.htm

11. Mayor Boris Johnson hails success of TfL's Lane Rental scheme for Roadworks: https://www.acenet.co.uk/london-mayor-hails-lane-rental-scheme/1793/2/1/610/3

12.Article on Roadworks in London: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/tfl-vows-to-end-rash-of-roadworks-that-clog-up-london-6486101.html

13.Presentation by Garrett Emmerson at the Royal Society of Medicine on how the London Ambulance Service handled the London terror attacks, October 2017: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u64oP1yO9I4

14.Article about the future of transport: https://www.transportxtra.com/publications/local-transport-today/news/4983/

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  1. http://www.londonambulance.nhs.uk/news/news_releases_and_statements/london_ambulance_service_appoi.aspx?lang=en-gb
  2. http://www.mayorwatch.co.uk/tfls-garrett-emmerson-appointed-as-london-ambulance-services-new-ceo/
  3. https://tfl.gov.uk/info-for/media/press-releases/2009/july/tfl-appoints-new-chief-operating-officer-and-director
  4. https://uk.linkedin.com/in/garrett-emmerson-2569b59a
  5. https://www.wired-gov.net/wg/wg-news-1.nsf/0/CAF0B6EDEA3D5855802575F5003C6A4F?OpenDocument
  6. https://www.transportxtra.com/publications/local-transport-today/news/21483/
  7. http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20110304132852/http://cfit.independent.gov.uk/about/index.htm
  8. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/36600/submission-to-mike-penning.pdf
  9. http://orr.gov.uk/news-and-media/press-releases/2015/orr-sets-the-framework-for-monitoring-highways-englands-performance
  10. http://www.itv.com/news/london/topic/transport-for-london/?page=5
  11. http://www.prodrivermags.com/news/692-emmerson-reluctantly-leaves-tfl-as-ubergate-lobbying-scandal-claims-its-first-victim
  12. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/sep/29/transport-for-london-tfl-could-crack-down-uber-taxi-consultation
  13. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/uber/11899018/Uber-faces-massive-crackdown-in-London.html
  14. https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/travel-in-london-expected-to-grind-to-halt-in-taxi-driver-slowdown-against-uber-10276119.html
  15. http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/londons-olympic-lanes-unveiled-today-748
  16. http://www.itv.com/news/london/topic/hammersmith/?page=5

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