O’Byrne Appointed as New Chief of Media at Olympic Park

March 2, 2011

The Olympic Park Legacy Company (OPLC), which recently gave English Premier League soccer club West Ham their support as preferred bidder for the Olympic Stadium, has appointed Victoria O’Byrne as its new chief of media and external affairs.

O’Byrne has left her post as a consultant at the Institute for Public Policy Research, after working as director of internal affairs for the company, in order to join the OPLC.

Additionally, O’Byrne has also held communications roles in and around government over the last ten years, most recently working as special adviser to Tessa Jowell MP, where she was responsible for the then minister’s London and Olympic briefs.

Her responsobilities will now involve leading the Olympic Park Legacy Company press, public affairs, and website operations, working with executive director for marketing and communications, Karen Webb.