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Olympic Delivery Agency reveals board members

Olympics minister Tessa Jowell has unveiled the high-profile team of experts who will bear ultimate responsibility for the successful construction of the 2012 Olympic venues - on time and on budget.

The government released details yesterday of a 12-strong board who will bear the burden of building sports facilities and infrastructure for the games over the next six years.

Tate chief Nicholas Serota and Manchester City Council boss Howard Bernstein feature in the line-up.

They will come under the leadership of Olympic Delivery Authority chief executive David Higgins and chairman Jack Lemley at their first official meeting on 27 April.

The other members of the board are:

London Thames Gateway Development Corporation chair Lorraine Baldry;

British Sky Broadcasting former chief executive and managing director Tony Ball;

Transport and General Workers Union assistant general secretary Barry Camfield;

Mayor of London policy director Neale Coleman;

Doctor, academic and entrepreneur Stephen Duckworth;

Great North Eastern Railway chairman and chief executive Christopher Garnett;

Civil Aviation Authority chairman Roy McNulty;

Former Cabinet Office minister Baroness Morgan of Huyton;

Pearls Hotels and Restaurants Group managing director Kumar Muthalagappan; and

Silvertown Quays chairman David Taylor.

Jowell said: 'The new board members bring bags of expertise, experience and knowledge to the task of completing 2012 facilities - from the public and private sectors.'

by Rob Sharp

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