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Heathrow boss Brown heads underground

HEATHROW terminal boss Mike Brown is moving back to London Underground (LU) to take up the managing director position, after leaving in 2008.<br /><br />He first worked for LU in 1989, but left last year to head up Heathrow, after Mark Bullock quit following the messy opening of the new Terminal 5.<br /><br />Under his leadership, service issues at the Terminal have been largely resolved.<br /><br />Brown, who will take up the position in early 2010, will take over from Tim O&rsquo;Toole, who has been MD at LU for six years. Brown was previously the chief operating officer at LU, before joining BAA. <br /><br />&ldquo;It is a privilege to have been offered this chance to lead London Underground,&rdquo; he said.<br /><br />&ldquo;Millions of passengers rely on the Tube every day and I look forward to working collaboratively with LU&rsquo;s staff and all our partners to deliver the improvements so vital to London&rsquo;s future,&rdquo; he added.<br /><br />Speaking on Brown&rsquo;s appointment, transport commissioner Peter Hendy said: &ldquo;After decades of neglect, the system is literally being rebuilt. Mike will bring all of this to fruition while demonstrating clear value for every pound spent.&rdquo;<br />