London Waste and Recycling Board (LWaRB) chairman James Cleverly is to leave, MRW has learned.
The London Assembly member for Bexley and Bromley has been appointed chairman of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority and the two positions are not compatible, his office said.
It remains unclear who is the frontrunner for the role but further clues may be on offer following the LWaRB’s first board meeting under the new mayoral term on Wednesday (16 May).
A statement issued to MRW said Cleverly would remain in post at the LWaRB until a replacement is appointed, a process expected to be completed “by the summer”.
The statement said: “The mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has nominated James Cleverly as the new chairman of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority.
“James will therefore be standing down as chair of LWaRB in order to concentrate on his new role.
“James will remain the chair of LWARB until the Mayor appoints a successor. A decision on the next chair of LWARB will be made by the summer.”
Cleverly, a former youth ambassador to the mayor, was appointed to the post in February 2010, replacing mayor Boris Johnson.
At LFEPA, he replaces defeated Conservative London Assembly member Brian Coleman.