LEGACY COMPANY APPOINTS CHIEF OF MEDIA AND EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

Today, Victoria O’Byrne joins the Olympic Park Legacy Company as Chief of Media and External Affairs.

Victoria will lead the Company’s press, public affairs and website operations, working to Karen Webb, Executive Director for Marketing and Communications.

Victoria joins from the Institute for Public Policy Research (ippr) where she was a consultant, having worked there previously as Director of External Affairs.

Victoria has held communications roles in and around government for over 10 years, most recently working as Special Adviser to Rt Hon Tessa Jowell MP, where she was responsible for the then Minister’s London and Olympic briefs; Head of Communications at the Government Olympic Executive at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport; and Head of Communications at Ofsted.