Board Members Declarations of Interest

All members of London TravelWatch are, on appointment, required to make declarations of interest to any shareholdings that might be regarded as creating a financial conflict with their membership of London TravelWatch (as of 25.1.2011 no such declarations have been made in respect of current members).

The Board decided (as of 1 January 2006) that members should declare other interests that could possibly be deemed to create a conflict with their membership of London TravelWatch. Some such conflicts are likely to be more theoretical than real, but for the sake of openness and transparency they are listed below.

Occasionally, a member may find that he or she has a very specific conflict of interest relating to a personal interest in a proposal (eg the location of a bus stop). In such circumstances, the member concerned is required to make a declaration at the start of the meeting at which the item is being discussed.  

Members sit on the London TravelWatch board in their individual capacities and do not represent any groups or organisations in which they have an interest.

Members' declarations of interests:

Jackie Ballard

Board member of Newlon Housing Trust

Chair of Outward Housing

Lay Member of Lambeth CCG

Non exec Director of Eastside Primetimers

Regular user of West Dulwich train station, No3 bus route and Brixton tube station. Owns a bicycle but not a car; is a member of Zipcar.

Freedom Pass holder.

Last updated January 2017

Alan Benson

Chair of Transport for All

Trustee at RUILS

Holds no shares or investments, but has in the past acted as a proxy for https://shareaction.org/ in order to gain access to and ask questions at an AGM, specifically Go Ahead, for which he receives no personal gain or benefit.

Holder of a Freedom Pass.

Last updated October 2017


Richard Dilks

Transport programme director at London First, a not-for-profit business membership organisation that aims to promote London as a business centre. Previously worked for six years for the not-for-profit consumer organisation Which? as a policy adviser.

Director, Mundania Court Freehold Limited. This is the unpaid directorship of the company through which the flat owners in a block purchased their shares of the freehold and which has a role in running the block for the interests of all residents.

Member, Crofton Park Transport Users Group.

Member, London Cycling Campaign.

Member, Forest Hill Society.

Last updated February 2015


Glyn Kyle

Greater London Authority Strategic Access Panel - Chair

Healthwatch City of London - Chair

Orbit South Housing Association - Independent Board Member

Swan Housing Association - Independent Committee Member

Age UK East London - Trustee

Age Concern Hackney - Trustee

Age Concern Tower Hamlets - Trustee

Age Concern Newham - Trustee

Paviors' Company - Member of the Liverymens' Committee

Heart of England Housing Association - Independent Board Member

Local stations: Herne Hill and Brixton

Local bus routes: 3, 196, 37

Freedom Pass

Last updated December 2016

Arthur Leathley

Board member Transport Focus, the independent national transport user watchdog

Appointed coach at Prince's Trust, offering mentoring and leadership advice 

Last updated October 2017
 
Abdi Osman

Details to follow

John Stewart

I am a trustee of Campaign for Better Transport

I am Executive Chair of HACAN

I tend to use the underground most days; the rail and buses most weeks.  The station I use every day is Stockwell.  I am a frequent user of the Victoria and Northern lines.

Last updated October 2014