OPDC Review - Appointment of Chair

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-01-18
Session date: 
January 18, 2017
Reference: 
2017/0286
Question By: 
Onkar Sahota
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Will the Mayor provide an update on the appointment of a new Chair to lead the OPDC?

Answer

Answer for OPDC Review - Appointment of Chair

Answer for OPDC Review - Appointment of Chair

Answered By: 
The Mayor

It is vital we appoint a high calibre Chair to drive regeneration at Old Oak and Park Royal.  An open recruitment process, supported by an executive search firm, closed on 17 January.  Interviews are scheduled for 10 February.  We hope to appoint as soon as possible subsequent to those interviews.  It is too early to comment further at this stage of the process.  Of course the Assembly will have the opportunity to engage with my proposed new Chair, should it wish to, through the confirmation hearing process.