Name: John Armitt
Organisation: Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA)
Date: 01/09/2007 – present
John Armitt shares the same responsibilities as David Higgins, but arrived to his post a little later, in September 2007. He has also been involved in discussions regarding the future of the venues after the Games.
"I think at the moment there is no prospect of the venue becoming home to a Premiership club and you don't seriously just knock it down and not meet the obligations to athletics bodies. People complain that we are taking an 80,000-seat stadium and reducing it to 25,000 and that it's a waste of money. We are very consciously taking it back to a size that will be used by football or rugby but not Premiership football. The prospect of demolishing something that has been built for the Olympics on that scale is fundamentally wrong." (Evening Standard, 29/09/2008)