TfL takes new GC from GLA

Transport for London (TfL) has appointed Greater London Authority (GLA) head of legal Howard Carter as its new general counsel.

Commissioner for transport Peter Hendy announced Carter’s appointment, and he will take up his new post from September. TfL is part of the GLA Group.

Hendy said: “Howard will be responsible for advising the TfL board, myself and chief officers on all legal and contractual aspects of the business.”

Carter fills the vacancy left by Fiona Smith’s resignation in December last year, who left to join Severn Trent as general counsel and company secretary.

Carter’s previous post was head of legal and procurement and monitoring officer at the GLA, where he has spent the past five years.

He was responsible for coordinating legal issues across the GLA Group and between the bodies involved in delivering the 2012 Olympic Games.

He also established and was a trustee of the London Bombings Relief Charitable Trust.