He replaces Rachel Lomax who is to become deputy governor of the Bank of England.
'David Rowlands brings with him a formidable
experience and reputation on transport and will help ensure that the
government's policies for improving transport are delivered.'
Mr Rowlands, 55, started his career with IMI plc. He joined the
Department of Trade & Industry in the mid 70s and moved to the
Department of Transport in 1983 where he held a number of posts with
responsibilities for aviation, shipping and ports and railways. He is
currently director general, railways, aviation, logistics maritime
and security and led the creation of Network Rail after Railtrack was
put into administration and the successful delivery of public private
partnerships for the London Underground and the National Air Traffic