New Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park boss named

PUBLISHED: 11:43 23 June 2017 | UPDATED: 11:43 23 June 2017

Sir Peter Hendy is the new chairman of the LLDC (Picture: Clive Gee/PA)

Sir Peter Hendy is the new chairman of the LLDC (Picture: Clive Gee/PA)

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The new chairman of the London Legacy Development Corporation has been named.

Sir Peter Hendy, who has been chairman of Network Rail since 2015 and also spent nine years as Transport for London commissioner, has been appointed by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, subject to a confirmation hearing by the London Assembly.

He will be tasked with overseeing the growth of the park and its venues, including a number of new neighbourhoods set to be built on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Sir Peter said: “Having kept London’s transport networks moving during the course of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, I am delighted to now have the opportunity help secure the continuing legacy of the Park, creating a new area of the city bringing economic growth, thousands of jobs and new homes.”

He will take over from Philip Lewis, the deputy chairman who has been acting in the position since David Edmonds’ resignation in November.

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