London 2017 announce new Co-Chair and Directors

By iSportconnect | April 28, 2016

The Board of London 2017 have today announced the appointment of a new co-Chair and  four new non-executive Directors who will have strategic oversight of London’s delivery of the World Athletics Championships.

Sir Robin Young KCB, case who headed the Department for Media, physician Culture and Sport as Permanent Secretary between 1998 and 2001 and the Department for Trade and Industry from 2001 to 2005, has been appointed co-Chair alongside Ed Warner.

He said: ‘I am excited to be joining the board of London 2017 to support the Championship preparations. Great sporting events have a huge impact on the national psyche and this will be the case again next year when London hosts two back-to-back Athletics World Championships.

‘We saw in London 2012 and Glasgow 2014 how the public embrace athletics championships and this will be a phenomenal event in a superb venue. I am looking forward to working with Ed Warner and the rest of the 2017 board to ensure we stage a successful summer of World Athletics.

‘The partners have come together to recruit the highest possible calibre Board who are united behind agreed governance structures, budgets and operating plans.’

London 2017 Co-Chair Ed Warner said: ‘I welcome Robin and our new non-Executive Directors to the board of London 2017.

‘I am delighted that we have attracted such excellent Non-Executive Directors. This is a Board that can take strategic decisions in an atmosphere of collaboration behind the clear common goal of staging the best ever World Championships’

Jeff Jacobs, Head of Paid Service at the Greater London Authority and London 2017 Ltd board member, said: “Sir Robin Young is hugely experienced and I have no doubt he will be a fantastic asset to the London 2017 board. I welcome all of the new appointments who share our philosophy of independence and accountability in delivering a truly memorable IAAF and IPC World Championships.”

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