London 2012 Bid Boosted by Boardback to list
16 September 2003
Barbara Cassani, Chairman of London 2012, is delighted to announce the Board of the company bidding to bring the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games to London.
The London 2012 Board represents experts in key areas central to the UK’s bid, such as sports planning, business, and regional and local government administration.
From sport, the London 2012 Board boasts Olympic Gold Medallists Sir Steve Redgrave and Matt Pinsent, as well as former Paralympian and Chairman of the British Paralympic Association, Mike Brace. Also on the board is Dalton Grant, Olympic high jumper and European gold medallist, who works closely with young people encouraging grassroots sports participation.
Bringing with them vast experience gained from the internationally acclaimed Manchester 2002 Commonwealth Games, Sir Howard Bernstein and Charles Allen also join the London 2012 Board.
Board members include International Olympic Committee member, HRH The Princess Royal, and both Chairman and Chief Executive of the British Olympic Association, Craig Reedie and Simon Clegg.
Patrick Carter, Chair of Sport England brings to the Board his experience leading independent reviews into a number of high-profile sports events, including the Manchester 2002 Commonwealth Games, as well as expert knowledge of sports funding.
With strong links to business, Mary Reilly, Vice Chair of the CBI and a partner at Deloitte and Touche and entrepreneur Lord Paul of Marylebone, also join the Board.
Derrick Anderson, Chief Executive of Wolverhampton City Council and Neale Coleman, Senior Policy Advisor to the Mayor of London bring experience of local and regional government administration.
The Board also comprises of Barbara Cassani, Chairman and Mike Power, Chief Operating Officer.
Commenting on the announcement Barbara Cassani said:
“I am delighted to announce the Board of London 2012. The UK Bid is strengthened by individuals with formidable experience in their fields. Not only do we have Olympic Gold medallists but people with real experience of putting on World-class sporting events. With this expertise to hand, London’s chances of winning the 2012 Olympic Games have received a massive boost.”
The Board of London 2012 will provide guidance to the executive team, shape strategy and provide insight into the staging of major sporting events.
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