Rob Whiteman, chief executive officer for the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy has been appointed as chair of the north east London sustainability and transformation plan footprint.

Mr Whiteman will step down from his role as non-executive director and chair of the audit committee for Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Trust while he serves as chair of the STP.

Jane Milligan, executive lead for the north east London STP said: “We are delighted to welcome Rob as chair of the north east London STP programme board. He has many years of experience in senior roles in central and local government and brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience in public sector reform and innovation.

“We are looking forward to working with him to make our plans a reality for patients in north east London.”