Boris Johnson, Mayor of London and Chairman of the London Legacy Development Corporation, has appointed Dennis Hone as Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Dennis has been the interim CEO of the Legacy Corporation since August 2012 and is also the CEO of the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA).  He will continue in his role at the ODA until March 2013 and share his time between the two organisations until then.

Mayor of London and Legacy Corporation Chairman, Boris Johnson said:

“I am delighted to confirm Dennis Hone’s appointment to this critical role shaping London’s Olympic legacy. It is my top priority to transmute the success of this summer into solid economic returns to benefit London for decades to come. Dennis brings a wealth of skills and experience vital to helping bring our ambitious plans to successful fruition.”

Dennis Hone, Chief Executive of the ODA and the Legacy Corporation, said:

“It’s been a privilege to be part of the team that helped to deliver the London 2012 Games and I’m delighted to now have the opportunity to deliver its legacy in East London.

“We have a huge amount of work to do in this next phase to create Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and I’m looking forward to leading the Legacy Corporation to meet this challenge.”

Dennis has spent 25 years working in urban regeneration and previously held a range of senior roles in the public sector including English Partnerships, the Commission for the New Towns and the London Docklands Development Corporation.