Date: Tuesday, 31st March 2009, 12.30pm for 1.00pm
Venue: The National Liberal Club, Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2HE (nearest tube: Embankment Station)
Fee: £55 per head
The Guest of Honour at the first combined lunch of the year will be Mr John Armitt, Chairman of The Olympic Delivery Authority.
John Armitt CBE was appointed Chairman of the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) in 2007. After a long first career in the construction industry, he joined the rail industry and was Chief Executive of Railtrack plc (then of Network Rail) from 2001 to 2007.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and of the Institution of Civil Engineers and is also Chairman of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. The Olympic Delivery Authority is the public body responsible for developing and building the new venues and infrastructure for the Games and their use after 2012.
One of its key responsibilities is building the Olympic Park, where much of the action in 2012 will take place. Its work is underpinned by six priority themes: design and accessibility, employment and skills, equality and inclusion, health and safety, sustainability, and legacy. Among its responsibilities is making sure that the project sets new standards for sustainable development. As a public body, the ODA is accountable to Government, the Greater London Authority and other stakeholders.Please note that this is the new location for our joint lunches.
To reserve your place, please contact the Japan Society office on tel: 020 7828 6330 or email: email@example.com.