Search

Boris Johnson appoints himself chairman of company in charge of Olympic Park legacy

14:26 12 September 2012

Boris Johnson will chair the London Legacy Development Corporation. File picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA

Boris Johnson will chair the London Legacy Development Corporation. File picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA

PA Wire/Press Association Images

The man in charge of the legacy of the Olympic Park has been moved to a new job looking at aviation policy by London’s mayor - and replaced in the seat by Boris Johnson himself.

Daniel Moylan was appointed chairman of the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) just over three months ago by Mr Johnson, but it was announced today that he will now spearhead the Mayor’s new aviation policy unit.

Mr Johnson has said he will take on the chairmanship of the LLDC himself.

He said: “Securing the future of the Olympic and Paralympic legacy and building on the regeneration of east London is a matter of huge importance to me personally. It is vital that I continue to be at the forefront of the decision-making, driving forward the huge task of delivery. The chairmanship of the LLDC will enable me to do just that, building on what has already been achieved.

“Daniel Moylan is a gifted politician with a superb brain. I’ve asked Daniel to take on one of the most important challenges of my second term, the vital task of driving our aviation policy. London is the heartbeat of the UK’s economy. We must remain competitive, and to do that we need a coherent aviation strategy for 21st century London. Daniel Moylan will help me deliver that.

“Throughout the incredibly busy Olympic and Paralympic Games, Daniel has shown great insight and determination in driving my legacy agenda and I’d like to thank him for his immense contribution.”

Mr Johnson favours a new hub airport to serve London, and is fiercely opposed to any proposals to expand Heathrow Airport.

Mr Moylan said: “I have worked with Boris for two years now to bring London’s pressing need for a new hub airport to the top of the political agenda. The 2012 Games have shown that Britain can deliver major projects better than anyone if it has the will to do so.

“A new hub airport to the east of London would be the greatest legacy we could create for London and the country at large. That is why I have accepted the Mayor’s invitation to put the majority of my time into aviation. The time for action is now and we need to bring the Government round to that view.

“I have had the huge privilege of chairing the Legacy Corporation for the last three months, working with its dedicated staff and getting to know the fantastic, enthusiastic and wonderful people of Stratford and the nearby areas.

“I give up the post with a heavy heart, but knowing that, alongside aviation, the Mayor intends to make this one of the great priorities of his second term and is demonstrating this by taking the chairmanship of the Legacy Corporation himself.”

0 comments

Latest Newham News Stories

Yesterday, 18:51
Police are investigating the assault

Relatives of two men who were badly beaten in East Ham have said they are “upset and angry” about the attack.

Switzerland
Yesterday, 17:00
A patient being treated at Newham University Hospital. Picture: Barts Health Trust.

Expectant mothers are receiving emergency care faster after maternity services were transformed at Newham University Hospital.

Care Quality Commission
Yesterday, 16:33
Akhtar Javeed (Picture: West Midlands Police handout)

Two men have denied murdering a company director who was shot dead at a warehouse.

UN Court
Yesterday, 16:05
Apprentice Chris Achiampong, 21, from Newham

A 21-year-old apprentice is getting a larger than life experience after appearing on billboards and TV adverts across the country.

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

£15k prize bundle

Imagine having the opportunity to win an incredible £15,000 bundle of some of the most amazing prizes available. Well, for one lucky contest entrant that dream could soon become a reality because we at MyOffers are offering an incredible free prize bundle that will make even the most hardened person wild with excitement.

Read more
Win a BMW 1 series

There are fewer cars currently on the market more stylish and exciting than the BMW. Known all over the world as one of the best car manufacturers, the BMW is renowned for sleek designs and fantastic high quality workmanship.

Read more

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Newham Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe