Olympics spurs wealth of event industry NYE honours

The efforts of 2012 Olympics organisers has provided a spate of honours for the events industry in the 2013 New Year Honours List.

Olympics spurs eight event industry knighthoods
Olympics spurs eight event industry knighthoods

Olympic recognition

Among those appearing in the annual list, which this year featured 1,223 people, include Locog chair Lord Coe and Locog CEO Paul Deighton.

Other Locog team members recognised include Debbie Jevans, the director of sport who is now chief executive of Rugby World Cup 2015, who gets a CBE.

There are OBEs for James Bulley, the director of venues and infrastructure, Jackie Brock-Doyle, the director of communications, and Therese Miller, Locog’s general counsel who was Deighton’s key aide.

Ruth Mackenzie, director of the Cultural Olympiad, is appointed a CBE, while the producer of the torch relay Deborah Hales, gets an MBE.

Meanwhile, an OBE was awarded to David Peacop, the head of logistics at CLM, a delivery partner for the Olympics.

Behind the scenes

Civil servants from the Government Olympic Executive, which monitored the Olympic project from Whitehall, were also namechecked. Jeremy Beeton, director general of the GOE, receives the Order of the Bath and finance director David Goldstone is appointed a CBE.

Elsewhere, a CBE was awarded to the director of the UK Border Agency Olympic programme, and the official responsible for accreditation at the office for security and counter terrorism at the Home Office.

Cross-section

Of the total list, 72% have undertaken outstanding work in their communities either in a voluntary or paid capacity. There are 572 successful women candidates, representing 47% of the total.

Meanwhile, 5% per cent of the successful candidates come from ethnic minority communities.


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