Boris Johnson, the new Mayor of London, is to chair the board of Transport For London.
The Mayor has also asked fellow cycling enthusiast Stephen Norris to join the board, and to sit on the board of the London Development Agency.
He has asked Mr Norris to carry out the specific task of co-ordinating work between the two bodies.
Mr Johnson said: "Stephen Norris will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience of both transport and business to these important roles, and is therefore uniquely placed to co-ordinate their work.
"He has also proved, time and time again that he has a passionate commitment to London, which I applaud".
Mr Norris became a member of Parliament, representing Oxford East, in 1983.
He has served as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport and Minister for Transport in London, where he was responsible for the Jubilee Line Extension, the largest extension of the London Underground network to date.
He has chaired the National Cycling Strategy Board, been the director general of the Road Haulage Association and president of the Motor Cycle Industry Association and a patron of the cyclists charity, Sustrans and of the Campaign for better Transport (UK) Trust.