We are pleased to announce the appointment of Charlie Wijeratna, to the board of the Club, as Executive Director with commercial responsibilities.
Charlie joins from the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) where he and his team set up and delivered the sponsorship programme along with licensing and retailing projects, selling LOCOG's official hospitality assets and Paralympic broadcasting rights. With his team Charlie designed the highly successful competitive process for selling sponsorship assets which was groundbreaking in the UK in 2006.
A member of the London 2012 executive management team since the start of the bid in 2003, he was responsible for all the commercial and legal aspects of London's bid for the Games and the establishment of LOCOG. Charlie is a qualified investment banker and lawyer with a background in sports TV production.
Daniel Levy, Chairman said: "We are delighted that Charlie has agreed to join the Club. He brings with him a proven track record in delivering commercial deals and will be a great addition to the board."
Charlie takes up his position early in December.