With over 40 years’ experience across the finance, transport and technology sectors, Vernon is the Transport Commissioner for Greater Manchester. He advises the Mayor on the development of the Bee Network, a fully-integrated, London-style transport system for the city region.
From 2007 to January 2022 he was Managing Director for Customers, Communication and Technology at Transport for London. Vernon’s focus was on putting customers at the heart of transport strategy and operations, including how integration of services and technology and data can deliver better journeys. He led the successful pan-Government and transport industry marketing and communications strategy for the London 2012 Olympic Games, the largest ever integrated campaign of its kind.
Vernon has also worked at senior level at the Financial Services Authority and the Bank of England in a variety of banking, regulatory, corporate and communications roles.
Vernon is also a senior advisor to the consultancy Teneo, is a member of the Ethical Advisory Group of Marston Holdings and Chairs the National Grid ESO Technology Advisory Council. He joined TfW as a non-executive Director in September 2019.