Sir Robert Kerslake is one of 14 named on the board of the Olympic Park Legacy Company

The first board members of the Olympic Park Legacy Company have been announced by its chairman, Margaret Ford.

Fourteen individuals will make up the board, including Sir Robert Kerslake, chief executive of the Homes and Communities Agency and Keith Edelman, former managing director of Arsenal Holdings who was involved in the Emirates Stadium project.

Other new board members include Ranjit Singh Baxi, Nick Bitel, Robert John, Arman Dalvi, David Edmonds, David Gregson, Philip Lewis, Lord Mawson, Elizabeth McMahon, Jules Pipe, Olympic gold medallist Tessa Sanderson and mayor of Newham, Sir Robin Wales.

The chief executive Andrew Altman, and the company’s director of finance and corporate services who has yet to be appointed will also be members of the board.

Representatives from the company’s three Founders, the Mayor of London, the Government Olympic Executive and the Department of Communities and Local Government, will be observers to the Board.

Mayor of London, Boris Johnson said: "The strength and depth of this new Board brings an exceptionally rich mix of experience to the table. Their combined skills, ranging from property development and regeneration to international business and marketing, will ensure we deliver our vision of transforming east London into a fantastic new quarter of the capital and a must visit destination for visitors from around the world."