LLDC CHAIRMAN RESIGNS

David Edmonds CBE, Chairman of the London Legacy Development Corporation, resigned last night.

David Edmonds, who was appointed chairman in September 2015, had originally joined the Board of the Olympic Park Legacy Company in 2010 and continued as a London Legacy Development Corporation Board member since its inception in 2012. He chaired the Investment Committee, and was also Deputy Chairman until his appointment as Chairman. He also chaired the Board of E20 LLP, the joint venture between the London Borough of Newham and the LLDC, responsible for the London Stadium and has played a leading role in planning for and delivering the post-Games legacy programme.

David Goldstone, Chief Executive of the London Legacy Development Corporation, said: "David has made an enormous contribution to the legacy of the London 2012 Games and he has helped to steer the organisation through some extremely challenging issues. We thank him for all his hard work and wish him well in the future."

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As well as his experience with the development of the Olympic Park, David Edmonds has extensive experience within the housing, commercial property and regeneration sectors for both private and public bodies. He was Director of the Inner Cities Directorate in the original Department of the Environment. He is a former Chief Executive of the Housing Corporation. He has been a board member of English Partnerships, was Managing Director of NatWest Group Property, and, for eight years, a non-executive Director of Hammerson plc, the major private sector commercial development company. He also was Chairman of Crisis, the charity for the single homeless.