BusinessPeople In BusinessLeather joins Olympic team

Leather joins Olympic team

David Leather 'delighted' to be appointed as chief financial officer of the Olympic Delivery Authority

David Leather, who was appointed as chief financial officer of the Olympic
Delivery Authority last week, has told Accountancy Age he is
‘delighted’ to be a part of the 2012 games.

An Ernst & Young partner and former finance head of the Manchester
Commonwealth Games, Leather will serve as the interim CFO of the Olympic
Delivery Authority’s transition team for six to 12 months until a permanent
appointment is made.

‘I am delighted to be involved. The Olympics are almost three times bigger
than the Commonwealth Games, so it is going to be a huge challenge,’ he said.

Leather, who was voted FD of the Year at the 2002 Accountancy Age
Awards, will be responsible for recruiting the interim ODA’s finance team,
developing and implementing financial systems and managing a £2.75bn budget.

He has already been attending back-to-back meetings as the interim ODA ­-
which is being run by the London Development Agency until a full-time
organisation is established by statute next year – gets down to the business of
delivering the games.

The post is the first key appointment by the interim ODA. Once his secondment
is complete, Leather said he ‘fully expected’ to return to E&Y.

Related Articles

Shortlist announced for British Accountancy Awards 2017

Accounting Firms Shortlist announced for British Accountancy Awards 2017

4m Emma Smith, Managing Editor
Pimlico Plumbers to take employment case appeal to Supreme Court

Legal Pimlico Plumbers to take employment case appeal to Supreme Court

4m Alia Shoaib, Reporter
HMRC appoints new director generals

HMRC HMRC appoints new director generals

5m Alia Shoaib, Reporter
Submit your entry for the British Accountancy Awards!

People Business Submit your entry for the British Accountancy Awards!

5m Emma Smith, Managing Editor
BDO appoints two non-executive directors as advisers to leadership team

Accounting Firms BDO appoints two non-executive directors as advisers to leadership team

6m Emma Smith, Managing Editor
Ex-HMRC chief to join ICAS council

HMRC Ex-HMRC chief to join ICAS council

8m Emma Smith, Managing Editor
Tyrie on Finance Bill 2017: ‘Making Tax Policy Better’

Consulting Tyrie on Finance Bill 2017: ‘Making Tax Policy Better’

11m Stephanie Wix, Writer
Settlement reached between Margaret May and CIMA

Accounting Standards Settlement reached between Margaret May and CIMA

11m Stephanie Wix, Writer