IAAF World Championships

London was awarded the right to host the 2017 IAAF World Athletics Championships in late 2011 after a successful bid made jointly by UK Athletics (UKA) and the Greater London Authority (GLA), supported by National Lottery funding provided by UK Sport and underwritten by the government through the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).

UKA and the GLA have entered into an Event Organising Agreement with the IAAF which governs the delivery of its World Championships. London 2017 Ltd is the company responsible for the delivery of the IAAF World Championships with registration number 8492880 registered at Athletics House Alexander Stadium, Walsall Road Perry Barr, Birmingham, West Midlands, B42 2BE.

World ParaAthletics Championships

London was awarded the right to host the 2017 World ParaAthletics Championships in 2012. The World ParaAthletics Championships is organised by London Championships Ltd, a company with registration number 8822936 registered at Athletics House Alexander Stadium, Walsall Road Perry Barr, Birmingham, West Midlands, B42 2BE.

The Greater London Authority (GLA) has entered into a Staging Contract with the IPC which governs the delivery of the IPC Athletics World Championships, and has subsequently engaged UK Athletics (UKA) to organise the event on its behalf.

Partner Organisations

Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)
The Greater London Authority (GLA)
International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF)
International Paralympic Committee (IPC)
UK Athletics (UKA)
UK Sport

London 2017 Ltd Board Members

Sir Robin Young – Co Chair appointed by GLA
Ed Warner – Co Chair appointed by UKA
Jeff Jacobs – Director representing GLA
Simon Morton – Director representing DCMS
David Goldstone – Director representing LLDC
Vinai Venkatesham – Non-Executive Director
David Armstrong – Non-Executive Director
Terry Colton – Director representing UKA
Denise Lewis – Director representing athletes
Simon Bazalgette – Non-Executive Director
Liz McMahon – Non-Executive Director

London Championships Ltd Board Members

Sir Robin Young – Co Chair appointed by GLA
Ed Warner – Co Chair appointed by UKA
Jeff Jacobs – Director representing GLA
David Goldstone – Director representing LLDC
Vinai Venkatesham – Non-Executive Director
David Armstrong – Non-Executive Director
Stef Reid – Director representing athletes
Xavier Gonzalez – Director representing IPC
Terry Colton – Director representing UKA
Simon Bazalgette – Non-Executive Director
Kim Bromley-Derry – Director representing London Borough of Newham
Liz McMahon – Non-Executive Director

Board Observers

Niels de Vos – Championships Director (LCL/L2017)
David Demolder – Executive Director (LCL/L2017)
Kevan Taylor – Chief Financial Officer (LCL/L2017)
Simon Cooper – GLA
Nick Pontefract – DCMS
Cherry Alexander – Managing Director (LCL/L2017)
Kevin Evans – Asst Company Secretary (LCL/L2017) - Minutes
Aimee Jeffery – Central Operations Manager (LCL/L2017)
Joe Thompson-Oubari – Asst to Executive Director (LCL/L2017)
Ryan Montgomery – IPC