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 (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

Vice Chair 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 May 2018

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 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.

Member, London Cycling Campaign.

Member, Forest Hill Society.

Member, Sydenham Society.

I cycle most days; when using public transport my key local stations are Forest Hill and Catford or Catford Bridge.

Last updated May 2018

Glyn Kyle

Greater London Authority, Strategic Access Panel- Chair

Healthwatch City of London- Chair

Swan Housing Association- Independent Committee Member

Age UK East London- Trustee

Age Concern Hackney- Trustee

Age Concern Newham- Trustee

Age Concern Tower Hamlets- Trustee

Paviors’ Company- secretary of the Liverymens’ Committee

Holder of a Freedom Pass

Last updated March 2018

Arthur Leathley

Board member Transport Focus, the independent national transport user watchdog

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

Non-executive Chair of Network Rail’s Anglia Route Supervisory Board, with contract duration until April 2020.

Last updated 16 April 2018
Abdi Osman


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 July 2018