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The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has today announced a number of changes to strengthen his top team that will take him through the 2012 Games and beyond.

Isabel Dedring is to become Deputy Mayor for Transport, to ensure that the unprecedented investment in the network the Mayor has secured delivers a better and more reliable service for Londoners. Daniel Moylan will increase his time commitment as Deputy Chairman of Transport for London from two to four days a week, supporting Isabel in this task and working with the Mayor on the delivery of his key projects.

Kulveer Ranger has been rewarded for his successful delivery of the cycle hire scheme, increased Oysterisation of the transport network and the promotion of river transport, by being promoted to Director of Environment. He will have the task of delivering a cleaner, healthier London and long-term improvements in quality of life. He will also take charge of the Mayor’s digital agenda, to ensure Londoners get the full benefits of the Internet and new technology.

Sir Peter Rogers will be joining the Mayoral team to lead on Regeneration, Growth and Enterprise, including Enterprise Zones, as soon as he is able to stand down from his current position as Chief Executive of the London Development Agency.

Anthony Browne will be leaving City Hall to join Boris Johnson’s campaign team, with the task of developing policy for the next Mayoral contest.

This follows the announcement yesterday that Edward Lister, Leader of Wandsworth Council, has been appointed as the Mayor’s Chief of Staff and Deputy Mayor for Planning.

The Mayor Boris Johnson said:

“I am grateful to all my deputies and advisors for their sterling work over the last three years, cutting crime, improving transport, seeing London through the recession, creating opportunities for young people, improving quality of life and preparing for the 2012 Games. Today’s changes strengthen the team even further and allow us to take London forward with energy, ability and vision.”

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