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Olympic Delivery Authority

Volume 458: debated on Monday 12 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many staff are employed in each division of the Olympic Delivery Authority; and how many have over five years’ relevant experience in the private sector. (125384)

[holding answer 5 March 2007]: The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) has supplied me with the following breakdown of the divisional deployment of the 117 staff they currently employ, as detailed in the following table:

Division

Number of staff

Chief Executive’s Office

2

Chairman’s Office

1

Construction

3

Design and Regeneration

16

Development Control

7

Finance

9

Health and Safety

2

Human Resources

6

Infrastructure and Utilities

5

IT

2

Legal

10

Programme Assurance Office

1

Communications

12

Procurement

5

Property

5

Risk and Audit

1

Security

3

Transport

27

In order to build a work force capable of demonstrating the world-class business performance the ODA needs to help deliver the London 2012 Games, the ODA continually seeks to fill skills gaps utilizing the best of private and public sector expertise available. Detailed information on the level of experience of the 117 individual staff members currently employed could be supplied only at disproportionate cost. However, the ODA’s executive team (chief executive and directors) has spent approximately 55 per cent. of their total employment years in the private sector.