Sam Richards joined Crossrail in 2008 as Head of Urban Integration. He has managed a team which has produced urban realm designs for every station in London as part of a £130m programme. Previously he worked at Transport for London as Head of Land Use Planning on strategic planning applications such as the Shard, Greenwich Peninsular, Stratford City, Wembley and Kings Cross, and also at TfL as Chief of Staff to the Commissioner. He has worked for London Underground on the Jubilee Line Extension and the Local Government Association as a policy adviser. Sam is a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute and he started his career working as a town planner for London Boroughs.