Transport worker recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Besi Besemar June 14, 2014

MarkMark Mackenzie honoured for services to Equality.

Mark has been awarded an MBE (Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) for his contribution to the way Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT) people are treated whilst working on or travelling on London’s transport network.

Sir Peter Hendy CBE, London’s Transport Commissioner, said: “I would like to congratulate Mark on this special recognition. It is well deserved and demonstrates the commitment and passion our staff have for each other and the communities they serve each day.”

Mark Mackenzie MBE, a HR specialist at Transport for London, has made a huge contribution to the way LGBT staff are treated as well as the wider LGBT community when they are travelling on London’s transport network.

He is a founding member of TfL’s staff network group for LGBT staff and, as past chair of the group, led support for Pride in London. During the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, he worked as a Travel Ambassador and has been a champion within TfL for London’s bid to host the 2018 Gay Games.

Mark is also a representative for OutWest, the support group for the LGBT community in west London. He has led work with British Transport Police to reduce hate crime on public transport. This led to a Hate Crime Best Practice Guide for the force and to the monitoring and reporting of hate crime across TfL’s transport networks.