Position: Head of Major Events, London & Partners
Iain’s role at London & Partners, the Mayor of London’s promotional organisation for the capital, is to secure long-term major event opportunities that result in a positive impact on the city’s economy.
Successful bids and projects include the 2020 European Championship semi-finals and finals for Wembley Stadium, 2017 IAAF and IPC World Athletics Championships for the London Olympic Stadium, 2016 UCI Track World Championships for the Olympic Velodrome and the extension of the NFL’s commitment to staging three regular season games in the city.
Iain is also leading on the development of new cultural events for the city, including Lumiere London, a new free festival of light art, held for the first time in January 2016.
Iain was formerly part of the bid team that secured the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games for London. He enjoys live performances of all kinds and a passion for participating in sport, from the Henley Royal Regatta to the London Marathon and the RideLondon-Surrey 100-mile challenge.
Follow Iain on Twitter @IainEdmondson