The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has appointed John Plowman as the new chair of the London Sustainable Development Commission.
Plowman has extensive experience working on issues relating to sustainable development. He has been a senior civil servant for 30 years standing in areas as diverse as environmental protection, urban regeneration and road safety. He currently runs a consultancy that provides advice to a range of clients including the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
The London Sustainable Development Commission was established in 2002 to advise the Mayor of London on sustainability issues.
Johnson said: London faces a range of serious challenges ahead, such as the delivery of an Olympic legacy, securing recovery from the economic downturn and tackling climate change. It is vital we work to ensure they become opportunities to improve Londoners quality of life and I look forward to working with John to ensure this happens.
Plowman said: It is an exciting time of change for London and I am determined that we capitalise on this to deliver improvements for peoples lives now and for future generations. I will be building on the achievements of the Commission to date while looking for ways to improve in the future.