Robert Kiley

Former Commissioner of Transport, Transport for London, London

Robert R. Kiley is the former commissioner of transport for London. Prior to that appointment in January, 2001, he was president and CEO of the New York City Partnership and Chamber of Commerce. Immediately prior to joining the Partnership, Mr. Kiley served as a member of Kohlberg & Co. From 1991 to 1994, he was president of the Fischbach Corporation and in 1994 became its chairman. As chairman and chief executive officer of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority from 1983 to 1990, Mr. Kiley directed the rebuilding of New York's public transportation system (MTA) and restructured its management. Prior to working at the MTA, Mr. Kiley consulted with corporations and public agencies at the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Management Analysis Center in 1979 and was the chairman and CEO of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority from 1975 to 1979. Mr. Kiley also served as Boston's deputy mayor from 1972 to 1975, and as associate director of the Police Foundation from 1970 to 1972. A member of the Council on Foreign Relations and vice chairman of the Citizens Committee for New York, Mr. Kiley graduated magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame. He has served on the Faculty of several Salzburg Seminar sessions and is a former member of the Salzburg Seminar's Board of Directors.


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