The London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (Locog) has made five senior appointments to ramp up its management team five years ahead of the city hosting the 2012 games. Ty Speer has been appointed client services director with responsibility for handling sponsors. He joins with 15 years experience in the sports marketing industry and has worked for the Melbourne Commonwealth Games and Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Speer will report into commercial director Chris Townsend.
Mike Gibbons joins Locog from the BBC and takes up the post head of live sites and UK coordination. He will be responsible for developing the live sites concept around the country, a key part of Lloyds TSB’s sponsorship deal.
Martin Green who organised the launch of the 02 complex in Greenwich has taken up the role of head of ceremonies, which includes organising the opening and closing ceremonies of the event. Both posts report to Bill Morris, director of culture, ceremonies and education.
Sue Hunt takes on the role of director of strategy and programme management, reporting to chief executive Paul Deighton, while Punita Gajree has been named head of programme solutions, working alongside Hunt.