London Transport is putting the finishing touches to a major reorganisation of its design management team. LT design director Jeremy Rewse Davies remains at the helm, but the changes will lead to new consultancies rosters.
LT has brought in two staff from London Underground and two from outside. All design staff will be under the LT aegis from this week and will no longer be employed directly by subsidiaries such as London Underground and London Buses.
New London Transport graphics manager Corynne Bredin was previously corporate identity manager for LU. New environmental manager Christopher Nell also joined from LU, where he held the same job title. Innes Ferguson is the new product design manager. He previously ran furniture consultancy Interior Fixture.
Bredin, Nell and Ferguson are each compiling a new roster of consultancies, which they may combine.
Mohamed Oshody moves from LT’s market research team to be the new design support assistant, responsible for “distributing design standards”, according to Bredin. And new member of staff Matthew Teague joins this week as design consistency manager, completing the team. Teague was previously an architect at Bowerbank, Brett & Lacey.
“Now all the strands will be working together, this will enable us to be more efficient and service all London Transport companies as a whole unit, using design more strategically,” says Bredin.