The Olympics are Coming!

 

 

 

 

Our speaker on Wednesday 30 November 2011 was Phil Sherwood. Phil served as a British Army officer up to the rank of colonel, predominantly in front line units (cold war warrior) and in defence policy roles in strategic headquarters (Whitehall warrior). He left the armed forces in February 2010 for the position of Head of Volunteering & Workforce Training at the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG). He is now responsible for the attraction, selection and recruitment of 70,000 volunteers to provide the workforce for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and for the training of up to 200,000 paid staff, contractors & volunteers. Phil has a philosophy that you should not leave an organisation to find a job, but you should wait for the job to find you before you leave. His job at LOCOG  did find him and from all accounts he is doing very well at the task. Here he is pictured with President Elect Sandy and with our Treasurer Mike who is also a volunteer at LOCOG.

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