David Goldstone joins from Transport for London where he is currently Chief Finance Officer. Prior to that he played a major role in delivering London 2012 as the Government’s finance director on the project between 2007 and 2012, helping ensure that the Games were delivered within the £9.3 billion budget. In that capacity he worked closely with the Olympic Delivery Authority on the design and delivery of the Olympic Park and on the planning for the future of the Park including the regeneration of east London now being delivered by LLDC. Before his role on the Games, David spent 12 years involved in the delivery of major investment programmes for Government. A trained accountant, David spent the early part of his career at Price Waterhouse and before that was an economics and politics teacher.
David Goldstone, who is a CIPFA member and a board member of Sport England, received a CBE for his work on the Games.
Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, said: “I am delighted to announce the appointment of David Goldstone to drive forward East London’s post-2012 transformation. David brings a wealth of experience and an outstanding track record working on major investment programmes in London including the Olympic and Paralympic Games. This pedigree in working across both the public and private sectors will be invaluable in taking forward the hugely ambitious regeneration plans we have for Stratford and beyond, attracting investment and creating new homes, jobs and enterprises. I’d like to thank Dennis Hone for his hard work leading to the successful reopening of the Park and I look forward to working with David on this vital project for London.”
David Goldstone said: “This is a hugely exciting time to join the Legacy Corporation and lead it on the next stage of its journey. Huge strides have been made to re-open the Park and venues on time, deliver homes and create jobs. But there are still many challenging issues to tackle to ensure we deliver on our Olympic promises. The organisation is well placed to deliver and I am keen to get started.”
Mr Goldstone will take up his new post later this year. He replaces Dennis Hone CBE who leaves at the end of September to take up the post of Group Finance Director with Mace.
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