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

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 August 2020

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

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 April 2018

Karen McArthur


Last update August 2020

Laura Osborne

Employed by London First, which has a number of transport and infrastructure members.

Last updated August 2020

Abdi Osman


Last updated April 2019