Director of Tate to replace Richard Rogers in group that advises Boris Johnson on design strategies and projects in the capital

The director of the Tate, Sir Nicholas Serota, has been appointed a member of London mayor Boris Johnson’s design advisory panel.

Serota will take the place of Lord Richard Rogers, who resigned from the job in the summer, after formerly being design advisor to previous mayor Ken Livingstone. The panel also includes former RIBA president Sunand Prasad, Argent chief executive Roger Madelin and Joyce Bridges, chair of the English Heritage London advisory committee.

Serota will also be joined by Daniel Moylan, currently deputy chair of Transport for London and chair of the mayor’s public realm delivery group, who will replace deputy mayor Sir Simon Milton.

Johnson said: “Nick’s extensive knowledge of London and what makes it so extraordinarily successful will be vital in ensuring we make the right decisions now that continually improve the quality of life in our great city for generations to come.”

The Design Advisory Panel acts as a sounding board for the mayor for both London-wide design strategies and high-profile projects and schemes. It is managed by Design for London, which sits within the London Development Agency’s new design development and environment directorate led by Peter Bishop.