New Olympic legacy boss David Goldstone appointed

18:31 01 July 2014

David Goldstone appointed new chief executive of LLDC to take over in September. Picture: Press Association.

David Goldstone appointed new chief executive of LLDC to take over in September. Picture: Press Association.

PA Wire/Press Association Images

David Goldstone CBE has been named as the new boss in charge of the Olympic and Paralympic legacy.

He leaves his current role as chief financial officer at Transport for London to become the chief executive of the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC).

Mr Goldstone replaces Dennis Hone CBE who will leave the LLDC at the end of September. His appointment was announced by Mayor of London Boris Johnson this week.

The former economics and politics teacher said he was “keen to get started”, adding: “This is a hugely exciting time to join the Legacy Corporation and lead it on the next stage of its journey.

“Huge strides have been made to re-open the park and venues on time, deliver homes and create jobs. But there are still many challenging issues to tackle to ensure we deliver on our Olympic promises.”

Mr Goldstone played a “major role” in delivering the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games within the £9.3 billion budget in his position as the government’s project finance director between 2007 and 2012, said an LLDC spokesman.

She added he worked closely with the Olympic Delivery Authority on the design and delivery of the Olympic Park and on the planning for it’s future, including the regeneration of east London now being delivered by the LLDC.

Before his role on the Games, Mr Goldstone spent 12 years involved in the delivery of major government investment programmes. Prior to that he was a trained accountant at financial services giant Price Waterhouse Coopers.

Mr Johnson said he was “delighted” to announce the appointment, adding Mr Goldstone brings “a wealth of experience and an outstanding track record” with him.

“This pedigree in working across both the public and private sectors will be invaluable in taking forward the hugely ambitious regeneration plans we have for Stratford and beyond, attracting investment and creating new homes, jobs and enterprises,” he said.

Mr Johnson also thanked Mr Hone for his “hard work leading to the successful reopening of the park”.

For more news on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, visit our Parklife section online.


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Newham Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Newham Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Newham Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Newham News Stories

Yesterday, 20:09

London City Airport has reopened following a suspected chemical incident this afternoon.

London Fire Brigade
Yesterday, 16:48

London City Airport has been evacuated following reports of a ‘chemical incident’ which has hospitalised two people.

Yesterday, 15:48

A judge lost his patience with lawyers today after he was unable to sentence an associate of hate preacher Anjem Choudary who kicked a schoolboy in the head for cuddling a girl.

Southwark Crown Court
Yesterday, 15:29

A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of terror offences in connection with the suspicious package that shut down the Jubilee Line in Newham yesterday.

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read news


Show Job Lists


Cosmetics, toiletries, vitamins and more. Boots is the number one choice when it comes to purchasing daily essentials.

Read more

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

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Newham Recorder
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now