11 Mar 2015
As part of the on-going implementation of Olympic Agenda 2020 there will be a number of changes to the IOC Administration.
Pere Miro will become Deputy Director General for Relations with the Olympic Movement. His new duties will include assisting the President and the Director General in strengthening relations with the Olympic Movement and providing strategic counsel to the President and Director General. He will also take on a coordinating role and overall view of all subsidies given from the IOC to the Olympic Movement. Pere Miro will continue in his duties as Director for both for Olympic Solidarity and the NOCs Relations Department.
The Director of Communications, Mark Adams, presented a new plan for strategic communications with the aim of linking the power of the Olympic Rings and the Olympic Games to the International Olympic Committee. The strategy would also aim to amplify the IOC’s central purpose of putting sport at the service of humanity. In this context, Mr Adams’ role will evolve to giving closer support to the President in the day to day execution of his duties and as Presidential spokesman. As a consequence the structure of the Communications department will be looked at with the plan to strengthen strategic and brand communication.
Work on the organisational structure of the Olympic Channel is well advanced. The management structure of the company was agreed. Hiring of key management positions on the channel will now go ahead both for the Madrid operations and in Lausanne for IOC TMS
The International Cooperation and Development Department will also undergo some changes in function and will be renamed the Department for Social Development through Sport and Public Affairs. A Department for Corporate Development, Brand and Sustainability will be set up under Marie Sallois Dembreville who will become a director.
In the area of ethics and compliance a new position of Ethics and compliance officer will be assigned to Pâquerette Girard Zappelli.