Legacy Company announces leadership team for Real Estate and Planning

The Olympic Park Legacy Company has appointed three leading figures in real estate and planning to its Executive Management Team.

They will work alongside Chief Executive Andrew Altman, Chairman Margaret Ford and the Company’s board, to lead the development of a new metropolitan centre on the site of the Olympic Park after the 2012 Games.

The appointments of Duncan Innes as Executive Director of Real Estate, Niall McNevin as Director of Planning and John Anderson as Chief Advisor of Major Projects and Infrastructure, follow the first three appointments to the Company’s Executive Management Team in January.

Andrew Altman, Chief Executive of the Olympic Park Legacy Company, said:

“We have attracted an incredibly strong team which emphasises just how important this project is as a milestone in London’s development as a global city. They are all big hitters with a wealth of public and private experience, which matches our own profile as a publicly minded and commercially focused company.

“I am absolutely thrilled with the prospect of together delivering one of the greatest regeneration projects in the world.”

Executive Director of Real Estate, Duncan Innes, will lead on the strategic development of land within the Olympic Park. He is currently Head of Programmes for the Homes and Communities Agency. He has extensive experience in both the public and private sectors having overseen large scale, complex brownfield regeneration projects.

Duncan’s previous roles include 11 years at English Partnerships where as Regional Director for the South Region, and then the London and Thames Gateway Region, he was responsible for the Greenwich Millennium Village project and the National Millennium Communities Programme.

He has also spent eight years working in the private sector for developer Countryside Properties.

Duncan will start in May.

Award-winning Director of Planning, Niall McNevin, significantly contributed to the original London 2012 bid gaining the original masterplan approvals and has gained planning permission for more than 1,000 applications while working for the Olympic Delivery Authority as Head of Town Planning. This has included delivering the planning permission for the construction of the venues and infrastructure including the Olympic Stadium, Aquatics Centre and Media Centre, as well as the remediation and ground formation of the Olympic Park.

Niall has also worked in the private sector with both Land Securities and Blue Circle Industries where he helped lead the large scale regeneration Kent Thameside – a project in the Thames Gateway which focused on high quality, sustainable, ‘public transport orientated’ development.