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Johnson appoints ODA’s John Armitt to TfL board

Olympic Delivery Authority chairman Sir John Armitt is among four new Transport for London (TfL) directors appointed by London mayor Boris Johnson last week.

Johnson appointed Armitt to bring more infrastructure experience to the board. His other new appointments are London Assembly member Richard Barnes, Sainsbury’s general merchandise managing director Roger Burnley and Bloomberg new energy finance chief executive Michael Liebreich.

Isabel Dedring was also reappointed and will act as deputy chair of the board.

Stepping down

Four board members, including former transport minister Steve Norris, will step down having reached the end of their terms of office.

Johnson also announced last week that former TfL deputy chairman Daniel Moylan will stand down as chairman of the London Legacy Development Corporation after just three months.

He remains on the TfL board to lead a special unit developing plans for a new hub airport for London.

“The mayor’s aviation stance is well documented,” said Johnson’s spokesman.

“The unit will intensify policy development in this area, demonstrating its importance as an issue to the mayor in his second term of office and recognising the prominence of the issue nationally,” said the spokesman.

Johnson will now chair the London Legacy Development Corporation, a controversial role that has seen the departure of two chairmen and one chief executive since June. This involves developing the Olympic Park legacy.

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