Paul Deighton

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Paul Deighton is the Chief Executive Officer of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. "In this capacity, Paul is in charge of the day-to-day operations of the Company. He has a wide range of responsibilities which include establishing strong working relationships with stakeholders, the International Olympic Committee and the Olympic Delivery Authority; overseeing recruitment and the annual budget; and providing leadership in the development of a variety of Olympic and Paralympic programmes, from sponsorship and marketing to ticketing and the Torch Relay.

"Prior to joining London 2012, Paul was the Chief Operating Officer of Goldman Sachs in Europe, and a member of its European Management Committee. At Goldman Sachs he worked in a variety of management and client-facing roles for over 22 years, and was appointed a partner of the firm in 1996.

"Before joining Goldman Sachs in 1983, Paul worked for both Security Pacific National Bank and Bank of America." [1]

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  1. London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Board, organizational web page, accessed June 20, 2012.