Sebastian Coe Appointed Executive Chairman of CSM Sport
December 2, 2012
PMP Legacy have announced the appointment of Lord Sebastian Coe, the Chairman of the London Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, as Executive Chairman of CSM Sport & Entertainment a division of Chime Communications plc.
Lord Coe, who will take up his role in January 2013, when current Chairman Alan Pascoe becomes President, said: “I am delighted to be joining such a dynamic group with such a breadth of sporting interests and skills ranging from marketing, sponsorship and athlete representation to supporting bidding campaigns for world-class events. I hope my experience will help develop this exciting new business and I am looking forward to the challenge.”
Jim Glover, Group Chief Executive of CSM Sport & Entertainment, said “We are entering an exciting new phase in our evolution at CSM Sport & Entertainment and I can think of no-one in the world better than Seb Coe to help us continue to build on our existing success. We are proud and delighted that out of the many and varied opportunities and avenues Seb could have chosen, he has agreed to join us.”
Peter Mann, Chairman of pmplegacy said “We very much look forward to welcoming Lord Coe into the CSM family and in particular to him working as part of the pmplegacy team on event bidding, hosting and legacy. Seb’s experience in taking London from conception through to execution, will make an invaluable contribution to our work with cities around the world, aspiring to bid for, win and host major sporting events. Seb’s experience in this sector is ‘without equal’ and I know that he is very excited about re-living that experience within CSM.”
CSM Sport & Entertainment is a division of Chime Communications plc. It comprises five major, internationally-recognised companies – pmplegacy, Icon, iluka, Fast Track and Essentially. CSM has 700 employees worldwide, across 15 offices in 13 countries including Abu Dhabi; Adelaide; Auckland; Cape Town; Doha; Dubai; Glasgow; Hong Kong; London; Madrid; Melbourne; Moscow; Paris; Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo.