Virgin Atlantic’s chief operating officer Steve Griffiths is leaving to take up the same position at London Underground.
Griffiths will join in May, and take on responsibility for LU operations and maintenance, reporting to managing director Mike Brown.
Griffiths has been at Virgin since 1995, initially as a senior engineer, rising to director of engineering, before being made chief operating officer in 2009, where he was responsible for engineering, operations, airports, cabin crew, product and cargo.
Steve comes to us from Virgin Atlantic Airways, where he led significant changes to transform the company and improve the service to passengers. He will play a key role as we continue to modernise the way we serve our customers and improve the Underground to meet the demands of the city’s rapidly growing population.
Nick Brown, who’s done a great job as interim chief operating officer since joining us in December, will stay until June to ensure continuity and will remain fully accountable for LU operations and maintenance until Steve takes the helm.
Griffiths joins in the midst of London Underground's huge programme of modernisation across the network as it looks to keep up with London's growing population.