The London Thames Gateway Development Corporation (LTGDC),the Government’s lead regeneration agency for East London, has appointed three new members to its Board; Sylvie Pierce, Chief Executive of Building Better Health, Sheila Drew-Smith, previously chair of Tower Hamlets Housing Action Trust and Councillor Mick McCarthy of Barking and Dagenham Council.
The three new appointments join the nine existing Board members which includes Chairman, Bob Lane.
Members of the Board are appointed by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and include representatives of the five London boroughs in the LTGDC area (Barking and Dagenham, Hackney, Havering, Newham and Tower Hamlets and the London Assembly. Members are appointed for their detailed knowledge and experience in the property, regeneration and commercial sectors.
Bob Lane, Chairman of London Thames Gateway Development Corporation said: “The Board plays a vital role in setting LTGDC’s overall strategy and direction and with it ensuring comprehensive and effective regeneration in East London.
“Cllr Mick McCarthy, Sheila Drew-Smith and Sylvie Pierce are a valuable addition to the board in this crucial role and at this important time.”