London Mayor Boris Johnson has thanked Andy Hunt on Twitter, following the British Olympic Association and Chef de Mission for Team GB's announcement he is to step down.
Just announced that after 4.5 years leading @teamgb, I will be moving onto a new challenge soon. Amazing privilege to lead the team.
Commenting on the news that Team GB Chef de Mission Andy Hunt is to step down, Lord Sebastian Coe said: "Team GB had the very best facilities, care and preparation at the London 2012 Games thanks to the tireless efforts and passion of Andy Hunt and his team over the last four years.
"I know I speak on behalf of all Team GB athletes and the BOA Board when I say thank you to Andy for the work he has done, and I wish him all the best in his next endeavour.”
Andy Hunt, the Chief Executive of the British Olympic Association (BOA) and Chef de Mission for Team GB at the London 2012 Olympic Games, will step down at the end of the month to pursue other opportunities.
Hunt informed the BOA Board of Directors of his decision at its meeting today.
"It has been an amazing four years leading the BOA as the host National Olympic Committee for the London 2012 Games," he said.
"I will always be proud to have led Team GB at a Home Games and of the fantastic performance of the team this summer and the way in which the BOA supported the athletes.
"Now that the Games are over, and the organisation’s strategy for the next four years is taking shape, the BOA's responsibilities and the job of the CEO are different, and I feel it is the right time for me to move on to another leadership role."