Locog legal chief takes commercial director role

Charlie Wijeratna (left), the commercial and legal director of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (Locog), has relinquished his legal role to focus on a new role as commercial director. The move is part of a wider change to the management team during the final phase of the organisation’s conversion from bid company to staging company. Locog is seeking a new legal director to lead its seven-lawyer team. Wijeratna will be involved in the commercial department, trying to raise £2bn in revenue through corporate sponsorship, tickets and local sponsorship. First revealed on www.thelawyer.com 1 March