London 2017 has today announced the appointment of Michelle Dite as Head of Operations to complete the senior management team responsible for delivering the IAAF World Championships and IPC Athletics World Championships in two years’ time.
Dite’s role will cover all operational areas including accommodation, security, technology, broadcast, volunteer programme and transport. This will play a crucial role in the impeccable staging of the two championships, which will be staged in the same city for the first time ever in 2017.
The former England hockey international said: “I’m delighted to be coming on board to support the delivery of the biggest sporting occasion in the country in 2017. I will look to draw upon my experiences in sport to ensure that we continue to showcase the UK’s ability of staging world-class events.
“One of my key priorities is to ensure that all of the infrastructure is in place so that the athletes and team personnel can perform at their highest levels and deliver the sort of performances that resonated so well with the public at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.”
Dite previously worked with Fast Track delivering the UKA televised events for 14 years and led the creation of a number of events including the Paralympic World Cup and School Games. Dite more recently moved within the CSM group, one of the worlds’ leading sport and entertainment agencies to Head of Events, where she was responsible for the event management delivery of the inaugural Invictus Games last year.
Sally Bolton, Managing Director of London 2017 added: “We’re delighted to welcome someone of Michelle’s calibre to the team. She brings a wealth of experience and a passion for delivering major events that will help us in our aim of delivering an incredible summer of World athletics in 2017”.
The Organising Committee is delivering the two Championships on behalf of UK Athletics, the Greater London Authority and UK Sport, supported by Department for Culture Media and Sport, after both were awarded to London in 2011 and 2012.