Karen appoints as Director of Communications

Doha – Qatar, Sept 17, 2013: The International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS) is delighted to announce that Karen Webb has joined the organisation as Director of Communications.

Karen joins the ICSS following an accomplished 25 year career in global marketing, corporate affairs and communications. She has held senior roles with the Sydney 2000 Organising Committee, the International Olympic Committee and with London’s Olympic Park Legacy Company.

Most recently, through her own business and working on her ninth Olympic Games, Karen has been advising a number of international sports federations, UK Legacy charity, Sported, and companies including BT and Westfield. She also advised UK Sport and the Mayor of London’s Office on major events, international business engagement and legacy planning around the Games.

At the ICSS, Karen will work closely with the ICSS President and senior management team on the overarching communications strategy of the organization and continue to build upon the ICSS’s ongoing activities, including the Save The Dream initiative and major ICSS events such as Securing Sport 2014. Karen will also advise on the further development of the ICSS’s comprehensive sports governing body and stakeholder engagement strategy.

Mohammed Hanzab, President of ICSS, said: “Karen has a wealth of experience, working with many international players in the business of sport.

“Karen joins at a very exciting time for the ICSS with many important events and initiatives set to be unveiled over the next few months. With security and integrity stories currently dominating the news agenda, I look forward to working with Karen to develop the next chapter of the ICSS story.”

Speaking of her appointment, Karen Webb said: “Working within the world of sport and major events is always exciting, but sport is increasingly facing complex challenges and issues around security and integrity; so the opportunity to learn from and work with experts in this area and with an organization which has the integrity and safety of sport at its heart, is one I am very passionate about.

“The ICSS is a leading organization and global hub of expertise in the field of sport security, safety and integrity. As part of my new role, I look forward to working closely with the ICSS President, the senior management team and our advisers to further develop a communications strategy that will showcase the ICSS’s ground-breaking and unique offer in world sport.” —- By: Will Shand

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