Doug Arnot, Director of Games Operations
Doug brings with him a tremendous amount of operational and leadership expertise across Olympic Games and other national and international sporting events.
He started his career as a lawyer but has been managing events for over 30 years. Doug took up his first senior international appointment in the early 1990s as the Executive Vice President for World Cup USA, and from there went on to become the Managing Director of Venues and Operations for the Atlanta 1996 Games. He consulted on the 2000 Games in Sydney until joining the Salt Lake City Games senior team as Managing Director for Event Operations, where he was particularly commended amongst other things for his efforts in delivering a smooth and safe Games post September 11.
Following this, he returned to consulting, served as CEO for USA Rugby and in 2006 became a senior member of the Chicago 2016 Olympic Games bid team.
Jackie Brock-Doyle, Director of Communications and Public Affairs
Jackie has designed and directed communication, media and sponsorship programmes for some of the world's biggest brands and events in countries across the world, including Visa International, the Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Cadbury and the Manchester 2002 Commonwealth Games. She was Head of PR and Media during London's successful bid for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
In the run up to the Sydney 2000 Games, Jackie created and directed communications campaigns for the Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games, including the Olympic Torch Relay, the Ticket Marketing Programme, the Volunteer Recruitment Programme and the National Education Programme. She also directed communication leveraging programmes for some of the leading sponsors of the Games, including Westpac Banking Corporation, AMP, Cadbury, Samsung, Coca-Cola and Swatch.
For the Manchester 2002 Commonwealth Games Jackie directed the communications, marketing and media relations programme as well as issues management for the Manchester 2002 Commonwealth Games in the UK. She has also created communication strategies for the Commonwealth Games Federation and the Doha 2006 Asian Games Committee.
James Bulley, Director of Venues and Infrastructure
James is responsible for delivering the 120 venues and operational centres for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. He is also responsible for venue operational planning and putting in place the venue management teams for the competition venues. At Games time, James is responsible for overseeing the operation of Olympic Park.
James was part of the successful bid team for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, joining the London 2012 bid in October 2003. He was responsible for the bid’s legacy strategy and venue masterplan.
James is a Chartered Surveyor with over 23 years experience in major regeneration projects and venue finance, design, construction and operation. He was formerly a Partner of Drivers Jonas, a firm of independent property consultants (now part of Deloitte), where he was a founding member of DJ Sport, providing specialist property advice to the sport industry.
He directed the strategy, feasibility and implementation of several major schemes including Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica for Euro 2004 in Portugal, London international exhibition centre, ExCeL, the Britannia Stadium in Stoke, KC Stadium in Hull and the Ricoh Arena in Coventry before joining the London 2012 bid team.
Sebastian Coe, Chair
Sebastian Coe is Chair of the Company, having previously been Chairman of the London 2012 bid company.
Seb is a double Olympic Champion and 12-time world record holder in athletics. He won gold in the 1500m and silver in the 800m at both the Moscow 1980 and Los Angeles 1984 Games. He retired from competitive athletics in 1990 and became a Conservative MP and Private Secretary to William Hague. In 2002 he was made a Peer – Lord Coe of Ranmore. He received a knighthood in the 2006 New Year’s Honours List.
Seb is also a Vice-President of the International Association of Athletics and controlling shareholder of The Complete Leisure Group, a non-executive director of AMT-Sybex Group, and Chair of the Sport Honours Committee.
Paul Deighton, Chief Executive Officer
Paul became Chief Executive Officer of LOCOG in April 2006.
His job is to lead the LOCOG team to deliver all operational plans according to the terms of the Host City Contract signed with the International Olympic Committee (IOC). He is in charge of the day-to-day operations of LOCOG, from raising the £2 billion budget from the private sector to working closely with the Olympic Delivery Authority to ensure the Olympic Park venues and other new infrastructure is delivered on time and meets requirements for a successful Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Paul also leads LOCOG’s relationships with key stakeholders including the Government and all its agencies, the Mayor of London, the British Olympic Association, the British Paralympic Association and other organisations with an interest in the Games.
Prior to joining LOCOG, Paul was European Chief Operating Officer for Goldman Sachs, and a member of its European Management Committee. During his 22-year career with the firm Paul held a number of client facing and management roles and was made a partner in 1996. A graduate of Trinity College, Cambridge, Paul lives in London with his wife and has two sons.
Richard George, Director of Transport
Richard joined LOCOG from ODA as Director of Transport in January 2011. He is an experienced transport operator and UK Transport Industry expert with over 30 years experience in the UK Rail industry. After taking a degree in Geography at Cambridge he has worked in both the public and private sector. His roles have included being the Managing Director of Great Western Trains, Plc Board Member for Rail for First Group as well as a range of consultancy roles including Eurostar Project Director for HS1.
Within LOCOG he is responsible for directing the planning and delivery of all games time transport for all client groups. This includes all Games-specific Bus and Fleet operations, the integration with venue transport operations, the local traffic management and parking and the integration with public transport.
Nigel Garfitt, Director of Villages and Games Services
Nigel Garfitt was appointed Director of Villages and Games Services in 2009. His remit includes the Olympic and Paralympic Villages, logistics, catering, cleaning and waste as well as the organisation of arrivals and departures and accommodation of all those involved in the running of the Games.
Nigel had a 20-year career in Operations and Store Development at Marks and Spencer, before joining Pret A Manger where, as Managing Director, he helped to grow the business in size from 40 to over 150 stores, as well as internationally.
Immediately prior to joining LOCOG Nigel worked at Gondola Group comprising of casual dining restaurant brands Pizza Express, ASK and Zizzi.
Chris Holmes, Director of Paralympic Integration
Chris Holmes joined LOCOG in August 2009 as Director of Paralympic Integration. He is responsible for the delivery of the Paralympic strategy across LOCOG, ensuring that all of the planning and delivery for the Games is firmly imbedded in the appropriate functional areas across the business. Quite simply, his role is to lead on all things Paralympic.
Chris is Britain’s most successful individual Paralympic swimmer ever. Despite losing his sight overnight aged only 14, Chris gained straight A’s at A-level and a place at Cambridge University to read politics. While still at University Chris won six gold medals at the Barcelona Games in 1992, a feat never equalled by any Briton. He went on to compete in Atlanta in 1996 and Sydney in 2000 winning a further three gold medals. Chris also won a string of World and European titles and broke 35 World Records.
Chris was awarded the MBE for services to British sport aged 20.
Alongside his sporting career, he has been a Board member at UK Sport since 2005 and was a Commissioner on the board of the Disability Rights Commission from 2002-2007, as well as practising at a leading City international law firm.
He is also a Patron of the ‘Help for Heroes’ charity and the British Paralympic Association.
Sue Hunt, Director of Strategic Programmes
Sue is responsible for overseeing Partner & Programme Management, International Relations, Sustainability and Nations & Regions for LOCOG.
Sue joined LOCOG after 20 years with Goldman Sachs, most recently as Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer for the European Special Situations Group and previously as International Treasurer for the firm. While she was there, she sponsored a number of diversity initiatives and received a Global Leadership and Diversity Award. She was also on the board of their Business School and a patron of Community Teamworks – Goldman Sachs programme of activities in the community.
Sue trained as an accountant with KPMG and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
She is involved with a number of charities, including being a member of the Finance and Legal Committee of the Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths and a ‘Changemaker’ with Working Families.
Debbie Jevans, Director of Sport
Debbie’s responsibility as Director of Sport is to deliver the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic sports events as well as the medical and anti-doping programmes. She will also ensure that the needs of the athletes and the NOCs and NPCs are met. She served as Director of Sport during the London 2012 bid, where she was responsible for compiling the venue strategy and gaining sign off from all the international federations.
Debbie was an international Tennis player representing Great Britain and competing at the four grand slams. Following her Tennis career she became a consultant to the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and then worked full-time at the ITF to oversee the return of Tennis as an Olympic sport and run the Women’s tennis department.
In 1990 she became General Secretary of the ITF and was responsible for setting up the worldwide anti-doping programme and delivery of the 1992, 1996, 2000 and 2004 Olympic Tennis events. She has sat on various IOC working groups such as women in sport and the board of the WTA tour and is a non-executive Member of the Committee of the All England Club.
Ian Johnston, Director of Security and Resilience
Sir Ian Johnston was appointed Director of Security and Resilience at LOCOG in September 2009.
He served 44 years as a police officer, starting his career with the Metropolitan Police in 1965. He held a range of senior positions including Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police. He was appointed Chief Constable of British Transport Police in May 2001. During his eight years as chief of the force, he led a major re-organisation, as well as managing the response to terrorist attacks in 2005.
He is currently a companion of the Chartered Institute of Management, and a trustee of the Suzy Lamplugh Trust. He was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science Degree by City University in November 2007. He has served on various government working parties over the years, including the Youth Justice Task Force.
Sir Ian is married with two sons. In his spare time he enjoys keeping fit by jogging and walking, and is Chairman of a boys' football club in Orpington, a role he has held for more than 25 years.
In the New Years Honours 1995, he was awarded the Queen's Police Medal and in the Birthday Honours 2001, he was awarded a CBE. In the Birthday Honours of 2009, he was awarded a Knighthood.
Julian Lindfield, Director of Health and Safety
Prior to joining LOCOG in June 2011, Julian spent over 30 years within the Transport Industry, culminating in his appointment as the Director, Safety and Compliance for Network Rail.
He was a key player in the design and restructuring of London Underground Limited for their partnership with private sector infrastructure providers.
At Tubelines, Julian was Board Member for Health, Safety and Environment, assisting on the bid development and managing the transition to partnering arrangements with London Underground Limited.
Julian played a key role in influencing Government authorities (including the National Safety Authority) in developing H&S policy in Great Britain and Europe with industry players, developing strategies to address future challenges on the Railways. This led to his appointment as Vice-President of the UIC (World Union of Railways) Safety Platform.
Mike Loynd, Director of Readiness, C3 and Event Services
Mike Loynd was appointed Director of Readiness and C3 in November of 2010.
He is a highly experience planner and operator who has delivered quality in the event industry for more than 30 years.
He started his career in the US event industry in 1978 and over the course of a decade honed his skills delivering the front of house operations for the Kraft Sports Group and the New England Patriots. In 1994 he worked with the World Cup organisers, which introduced him to the world of international events.
Mike has worked at senior levels with many Olympic and Paralympic Games starting with the Atlanta 1996 Games.
Terry Miller, General Counsel
Terry heads a legal team responsible for providing advice on all aspects of LOCOG’s operations, including how to meet the terms of the Host City Contract with the IOC, implementation of sponsorship and supply contracts and protection of the London 2012 brand.
Before joining LOCOG in October 2006, Terry spent seventeen years at Goldman Sachs, where she was a partner and served as International General Counsel of Goldman Sachs International. Before that, she was a partner in the law firm of Kirkpatrick and Lockhart, specialising in matters relating to investment companies. She began her career with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, where she was a Branch Chief in the Enforcement Division.
In 2006, Terry was selected as Legal Week’s General Counsel of the Year.
Sir Keith Mills, Deputy Chair
Sir Keith Mills is Deputy Chair of the Company and was appointed to the Audit Committee in May 2011. He became the International President and Chief Executive Officer of the London 2012 bid company in 2003, and is Chair of the International Inspiration Foundation which was established to deliver the bid promise to inspire young people around the world to choose sport. He was knighted in the 2006 New Year’s Honours List.
Sir Keith founded Air Miles International Group BV in 1988 to develop the Air Miles programme. Until December 2007 he was also Chairman of Loyalty Management Group Ltd (the company which owns and manages the Nectar programme in the UK and licenses Air Miles programmes internationally).
He is actively involved with charities including the Sported Foundation, which he chairs and which provides support for community sports projects. His sporting interests include the ownership of two yacht racing teams, and a member of the Board of Directors of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club.
Bill Morris, Director of Ceremonies, Education and Live Sites
Bill is responsible for the team which will deliver the London 2012 Ceremonies including the Opening and Closing Ceremonies and the Torch Relays. Victory Ceremonies and Team Welcome Ceremonies are also part of Bill’s remit, as are the Education team producing the Get Set education programme and LOCOG’s contribution to International Inspiration. His team also includes LOCOG’s leadership of the London 2012 Live Sites network.
He joined from the BBC where he worked in radio and TV production and later as a manager. Most recently, as Project Director, Live Events, he was responsible for many of the BBC’s major events. These include the ‘BBC Music Live’ Festival, the annual ‘BBC Proms in the Park’, the Olympic Torch Relay Concert in London’s Mall and The Queen’s Concerts at Buckingham Palace (for which he was awarded the 'LVO' in The Queen’s Jubilee Honours List). He also coordinated broadcast live events across a number of BBC outlets including, in summer 2005, 'Live 8'.
Bill served on the Radio Academy’s Council from the early 1990s and as Chair from 1998-2001. He was made a Fellow in July 2001.
Greg Nugent, Director of Marketing, Brand & Culture
Greg joined London 2012 in May 2009 and oversees several teams across the Organisation. These include Marketing, Brand Management and Culture as well as the 'Look' and design teams, the Research and Polling teams and the team planning the Games Spectator Experience.
Previously Greg held senior marketing roles at Weetabix, GSK, Eurostar and The Princes Charities Office.
At Eurostar Greg led several award-winning, global marketing programmes and was the Marketing Director responsible for the opening of St Pancras International in 2007. He was also the Executive Producer on the award winning film 'Somers Town' commissioned to mark the opening.
At Clarance House, Greg was CEO and founder of 'Start', a sustainability initiative set up by HRH The Prince of Wales. Greg remains a Non-Executive Director at Start.
Gerry Pennell, Chief Information Officer (CIO)
Gerry is leading the team that will deliver the IT, telecommunications, audio-visual and timing and scoring technology required to stage the Games and deliver the results.
Gerry’s background is in large-scale project and programme management gained through roles in software houses, for a major bank and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Gerry was the Director of Technology for the 17th Commonwealth Games delivered in Manchester in 2002.
After the Commonwealth Games and prior to joining LOCOG, Gerry was CIO for Cooperative Financial Services and the Cooperative Group, helping to head a significant programme of modernisation and change.
Jean Tomlin, Human Resources (HR) Director
Jean is the HR Director for The London 2012 Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. Prior to joining London 2012, she was an advisor to the BBC and Group HR Director at Marks & Spencer plc. Previous roles include HR Director of Egg plc, Sales and Operations Director of Prudential Direct. She had a classic foundation to her career as a graduate trainee at Ford, starting in personnel, training and labour relations.
Jean has held a number of non-executive roles, including being a Board member of the Greenwich Healthcare Trust and the Student Loans Company. A member of the Qualifications and Curriculum Advisory Board, the Race Relations Advisory Group, a Commissioner for Judicial Appointments and a Trustee of CIDA (a South African self-funding university).
Chris Townsend, Commercial Director
Chris is responsible for all forms of revenue generation and procurement including domestic sponsorship, ticket marketing, merchandising and agreeing with the IOC LOCOG’s share of worldwide broadcast rights and the share of the worldwide TOP sponsorship programme.
Prior to London 2012, Chris joined Transport for London (TfL) in 2003 as Group Marketing Director. He was responsible for a number of high profile award winning advertising campaigns including the “Sarah Rivers” road safety campaign and launched the Oyster card, which now has 6m active users. He re-negotiated the London Underground advertising contract with Viacom worth £1.2bn.
Prior to TfL Chris joined Telewest in 1999 as Director of Interactive TV and E-Commerce where he was responsible for the planning, implementation and marketing of all content on the Telewest Digital TV and Blue Yonder platforms. This included completing 120 interactive TV and Broadband commercial contracts.
Prior to Telewest Chris was Customer Marketing Director at BSkyB from 1992 – 1995, where he was responsible for growing the customer base from 250k to 3.5m customers and launched the Sky payTV channels including Sky Sports & Sky Movies. Chris was promoted to Marketing Director BSkyB Digital from 1995-1998 where he developed and implemented the Sky digital marketing strategy, the Sky electronic Programme Guide and Sky Interactive. The development of Sky Interactive included substantial commercial deals in excess of £500m.
Before joining BSkyB in 1992 Chris had worked at DMB&B, a worldwide top 5 Advertising Agency and the BBC in Senior Director Roles.
Neil Wood, Chief Financial Officer
Neil is the Chief Financial Officer and an executive board member of LOCOG. He is responsible for the financial stewardship of the Organising Committee, and in addition is responsible for LOCOG’s head quarters offices. The finance function comprises all aspects of accounting and financial control as well as the budgeting and financial planning operation which supports operational planning and decision-making. The internal audit and insurance operations fall within Neil’s remit, as does the Rate Card operation.
Neil began his career with Arthur Andersen in 1986, becoming a partner in 2000 before joining Deloitte in 2002. In 2003 Neil was seconded from Deloitte to the London Bid for the 2012 Games as Finance Director. Following the successful bid he continued his secondment as the Chief Financial officer of LOCOG.
Neil was awarded an MBE in the 2006 New Year’s Honours list for his services to the London 2012 bid. He is a partner in the accountancy and consulting firm Deloitte and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales