Edward Lister Appointed Mayor's Chief of StaffThe leader of Wandsworth Council has been appointed by the Mayor as his new Chief of Staff and Deputy Mayor for Planning.
Edward Lister succeeds Sir Simon Milton who died last week after a brief illness.
Councillor Lister will manage the Boris Johnson’s budgets, relations with the boroughs and ensuring City Hall continues to deliver the Mayor’s priorities.
Boris Johnson said that he has the "perfect combination of experience, character and expertise" to get the capital out of recession and "harness the unique opportunity of the 2012 Games to secure London for another generation as the best big city in the world."
He continued, "we will always mourn the loss of Simon Milton. The greatest tribute we can pay him is to deliver in the areas that mattered so much to him and improve the lives of Londoners in the great city that he loved. Edward Lister shares that goal."