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Olympic board members unveiled

13 April 2006

Olympics Minister Tessa Jowell has announced the remaining 12 members of London's Board of Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA).

The ODA will take responsibility for the construction of the venues and overall infrastructure of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The new members join existing chairman, Jack Lemley and chief executive David Higgins who were appointed late last year.

Amongst the new members are Kumar Muthalagappan, MD of the Pearl hotels and restaurants group, and Christopher Garnett, chairman and chief executive of GNER.

The group at large have experience in finance, construction, regeneration, media and local government.

Lemley said: "This is not just about a month of sport in 2012. This is also the biggest regeneration project in Europe. I believe we have a board of real talent, energy and vision that can help the ODA meet this challenge and deliver in the years to come".

The other members are:

  • Lorraine Baldry, chair of the London Thames gateway development corporation
  • Tony Ball, former chief executive and MD of BSkyB
  • Sir Howard Bernstein, chief executive of Manchester City Council
  • Barry Camfield, assistant general secretary of the transport and general workers union
  • Neale Coleman, policy director to the Mayor of London
  • Stephen Duckworth, doctor, academic and entrepreneur
  • Sir Roy McNulty, chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority
  • Baroness Morgan of Huyton, former cabinet office minister
  • Sir Nicholas Serota, director of Tate galleries
  • David Taylor, chairman of Silvertown Quays.

By Alix Young

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