IOC Appoints New Director of Communications
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Giselle Davies as Director of Communications. She will take up her new post in mid-May.
Davies, 32 from London, England, was formerly Head of Corporate Communications at the Jordan Grand Prix Formula One team. Working at Jordan since 1997, first as Head of Press and PR before taking on the broader communications role in 2001, Davies' previous communications experience includes work at Benetton Formula One and London sports sponsorship agency, Scope Sponsorship (now Ketchum) where she worked on a variety of sports PR programmes including the famous Oxford versus Cambridge University Boat Race.
On the announcement of the new appointment, IOC President Jacques Rogge said, "We are very pleased to confirm our selection of a new Director of Communications and we are looking forward to welcoming Giselle as a new member of our team. There are exciting times ahead of us at the IOC and communications has a key role to play in our continued development. I would like to thank Eddie Jordan and Jordan Grand Prix for facilitating a rapid appointment to this position."
On joining the IOC, Davies commented, "I am absolutely delighted to have this opportunity to join such a prestigious organisation. The Olympic movement represents the pinnacle of sporting endeavour for all aspiring athletes and it is thrilling to become a part of the organisation which created this. I am very much looking forward to joining the President, Jacques Rogge, and to working with his motivated team."