Transport for London’s Streets Control Room Manager, Esmon George, is leaving to take up a role in Saudi Arabia.
Mr George has run the control room for nearly 12 years, and was instrumental in the organisation’s highly successful traffic management strategy for the Olympics.
He says his move came about “very quickly”, but that the opportunity to run the new state of the art centre for TransCore in Riyadh was too good an opportunity to miss, now that his children are old enough for him not to be needed at home!
Mr George is used to working abroad. Before he joined Transport for London he was a Senior Logistics Officer in the Royal Air Force (RAF), during which time he was awarded the MBE for services to the Chief of RAF Logistics, volunteer work for the RAF Charitable Trust and in the local community. He is in fact returning to Saudi Arabia, have served their during his RAF career.
Time Out magazine named Es George Number 14 of London’s 100 “Movers and Shakers” in 2005, along with Tony Blair, Lord Coe and The Queen.