David Churches, 56, is a specialist consultant on the bidding and planning processes of major
events. He is a Director of the Sydney-Beijing Olympic Secretariat and a member
of the Strategic Advisory Group for the Doha 2006 Asian Games. A native of Australia,
Mr. Churches was involved in the planning of precincts, venues & sites, training
and operational and media facilities for the Sydney Olympic & Paralympic Games,
spanning more than 12 years.
He has inspected Olympic venues in Munich, Melbourne, Tokyo, Nagano and Los Angeles,
and has provided technical advice for major sporting projects and events in Kuala
Lumpur, Bangkok and Hanoi.
David Churches was awarded the Golden Olympic Rings by the President of the IOC
in October 2000.
David Desmarchelier, Australian, has been the Chief Executive Officer of Boartes Team, an independent
company specializing in the security and safety of major events, for the last
four years. A former Director of Operations for Olympic Security in Sydney 2000,
his Olympic experience also includes senior roles in Salt Lake 2002 and Athens
Dr. Julius de Heer, 48, is the Director of ECOSCAN SA, a Lausanne-based private consultancy specializing
in environmental studies. A Dutch national, Dr. de Heer is an expert in Sport
& Environment. A former member of the IOC Olympic Games Global Impact (OGGI)
Commission, Mr. de Heer developed and implemented the Ecosport Award on behalf
of the Swiss Olympic Association and the Swiss Federal Agency for Environment.
Dr. de Heer was responsible for the environmental and sustainable development
concepts of the Swiss candidatures for the Olympic Winter Games of Sion 2002,
Sion 2006, Grisons-Zürich 2010, Bern 2010 and Zürich 2014.
Brett Hopkins, 37, was the Chief Financial Officer for the Salt Lake 2002 Winter Games for over
three years. In this position, he was responsible for budget, accounting, risk
management, Value In Kind management, procurement and logistics for the Games. A
native of the United States, Mr. Hopkins also spent over eight months assisting
Vancouver 2010 in developing their financial plan.
Mike Loynd, 44, is a managing partner of Contemporary Services Corporation International
(CSC), providing organizational, operational and architectural advice. CSC has
been the premier provider of operational planning and management to major events
for more than 30 years, including the NFL Super Bowl, PGA Ryder Cup, NBA All Star
Games and six Olympic Games.
An American national, Mr. Loynd began work in the events industry 26 years ago.
His extensive international event experience includes the 1994 FIFA World Cup,
1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, 2002 Salt Lake Olympic
Games and 2004 Athens Olympic Games.