OPLC Chair Baroness Margaret Ford to Step Down after London 2012

February 8, 2012

Olympic Park Legacy Company (OPLC) chair, cheap Baroness Margaret Ford, has announced she will step down from the post after the 2012 Olympic Games.

Ford said it has been an “absolute privilege” to work for the organisation but the time will be right to bow out once the Games are over.

“The next phase of the legacy work, including major transformation plans to the park, are critical and will require a great deal of attention,” she said. “I have decided therefore that I cannot continue to give the substantial time required for the role so after the Games would seem a natural point to make the change.”

The OPLC is currently being reformed following London Mayor Boris Johnson’s decision to create a Mayoral Development Corporation to take charge of the Olympic Park’s post-Games development.

The new body will be called the London Legacy Development Corporation, and will open for business on 1 April.

Ford will take up the role as the corporation’s interim chair until the Games are over.

Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, said: “I am grateful for Margaret’s huge contribution over the last three years planning and delivering a solid 2012 legacy and delighted she will oversee this important work until after the Games as well as setting the new Legacy Corporation on a firm footing.”