AOC EXECUTIVE TO HEAD OLYMPIC KNOWLEDGE SERVICES
Lausanne, 15 October 2001 - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced today in Lausanne that Mr Craig McLatchey, former Secretary General of the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC), will serve as Director of Olympic Knowledge Services (OKS). Mr McLatchey will report to the OKS board to be chaired by IOC Vice President Kevan Gosper.
“The IOC is delighted that such an experienced Olympic manager has accepted the position” said the IOC President. “We worked with Craig during the preparation of the 2000 Olympic Games and feel he has the background to develop OKS.”
OKS, a partnership company of Monash Ed and the IOC, will deliver a range of education, management, and consulting services to Olympic Games organising committees and candidate cities, ensuring that the knowledge derived from one Games is successfully transferred to other organisers and aspirants. OKS will be based in Switzerland and operational by November 2001. While the IOC will control the venture, both organisations will contribute members to the board of directors.
Mr McLatchey, who worked for the AOC for the last ten years, also served as a member of the Board of the Sydney Organising Committee for the XXVII Olympic Games (SOCOG).