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London mayor to chair Olympic legacy firm

London mayor Boris Johnson has yesterday announced he will chair the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC), moving existing chair Daniel Moylan to head a new aviation policy unit.

Moylan is stepping down from his role after just three months in charge. Johnson has decided Moylan should lead his plans to create a new hub airport for London and has decided to take more control of the Olympic Park in legacy.

“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,” said Johnson. “It is vital that I continue to be at the forefront of the decision-making, driving forward the huge task of delivery.”

Moylan added that building a new hub airport to the east of London would “be the greatest legacy we could create”. “That is why I have accepted the Mayor’s invitation to put the majority of my time into aviation,” added Moylan. “The time for action is now and we need to bring the government round to that view.”

Prior to his Olympic role, Moylan was chairman of TfL board between 2009 and May of this year when replaced by Isabel Dedring following the Mayor of London elections. He remains on the TfL board and is now leading a special unit developing plans for a new hub airport for London.

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