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

25 minutes ago

Jewish people with diabetes are being urged to plan ahead for feasting and fasting during Rosh Hashanah, Simchat Torah and Yom Kippur.

United Kingdom

A cutting-edge artist is exhibiting a very unusual painting – it’s a dress.

University of East London
Yesterday, 17:14

Former football stars and Paralympic champions helped launch a ground-breaking disability sports initiative at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park this morning.

Elizabeth Olympic Park
Yesterday, 15:52

All lanes have re-opened on a bridge metres from London City Airport where police had been dealing with an ‘incident’.

Silvertown

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

If you’re obsessed with Apple or just love a good gadget, this is a prize that will blow you away! An incredible £3,333 to spend on Apple goodies! How would you like to be the proud new owner of the Apple Watch?

Read more

As we grow older it becomes more and more important to have means to travel about safely and quickly. Our friendship groups and families grow and the need to have a car that is not only safe but also fast and big enough for all our needs is ever more important. There are many cars on the market for such needs but none deals with them as efficiently or as neatly as a VW Golf Estate. These cars are build strong, long lasting and spacious for a reason. They cater to the needs of many and are some of the most popular cars currently on the market.

Read more

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Newham Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now