David Goldstone has been named the next head of the London Legacy Development Corporation, the Mayoral agency set up to redevelop the Olympic park
Mr Goldstone is currently Chief Finance Officer at Transport for London but has extensive knowledge of the Olympics, having served as finance director on the games between 2007 and 2012.
That role involved him working closely with the Olympic Delivery Authority on the design and delivery of the Olympic Park and on the site’s future which is now being delivered by the LLDC.
The appointment was announced by Mayor of London, Boris Johnson.
Goldstone will replace Dennis Hone CBE who leaves in September to take up the post of Group Finance Director at Mace.
Mayor Johnson said: “I am delighted to announce the appointment of David Goldstone to drive forward east London’s post-2012 transformation. David brings a wealth of experience and an outstanding track record working on major investment programmes in London including the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
“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.
“I’d like to thank Dennis Hone for his hard work leading to the successful reopening of the Park and I look forward to working with David on this vital project for London.”
David Goldstone said: “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. The organisation is well placed to deliver and I am keen to get started.”