Bob Kiley

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Person.png Bob Kiley  Rdf-icon.png
Born16 September 1935
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Alma materUniversity of Notre Dame, Harvard


Kiley joined the CIA in 1963. He later served as Executive Assistant to Richard Helms, the CIA Director who covered up Project MKUltra (and whom Mark Gorton states was also involved in the JFK assassination).[1]

From 1970, he took a range of senior jobs in public transport system management on the East coast of the US.

In 1991 Kiley moved to a new role as President of the New York construction company Fischbach Corporation.

In May 2001, Kiley was appointed as Chairman of London Regional Transport. After he took the government to court to try and block the public-private partnership scheme, he was sacked in July 2001 by Transport Secretary Stephen Byers.[2] Byers himself was resigned in 2002 under pressure from Tony Blair.[3]

Kiley remained as Commissioner of Transport for London, leading the organisation entrusted with running and maintaining London's public transport network. In November 2005, he announced that he would resign in January 2006.


He is a member of the CFR.[4]

Family tragedy

Kiley's first wife and two children were killed in a car accident in 1974 and his father died "soon after". In a 2007 interview with The Guardian, he admitted "I'm an alcoholic - but I'm not going to make excuses and say the reason I'm an alcoholic is because I lost my family because the facts are: I always like a drink."[5]

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