Aggreko appoint former G4S boss as director

Saturday, 23 February 2013
By Lauren Mattera 

David Taylor-SmithFebruary 23 - Former G4S chief operating officer, David Taylor-Smith, who quit his job after 14-years in the wake of the London 2012 security shambles, has joined power-generator supplier Aggreko.

Aggreko, the exclusive supplier of temporary energy services for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and a Tier Three sponsor, have appointed Taylor-Smith (pictured top) as director of the company responsible for Europe, Middle East and Africa and he will sit of the board with effect from next month..

Aggreko chief executive Rupert Soames said: "We are delighted David will be joining Aggreko.

"He brings with him a wealth of international experience and has proved his ability to build and manage very large businesses."

The 51-year-old worked for security giants G4S from 1998 and 2012 and was one of three directors, along with Mark Hamilton, head of Olympic security, and global events director Ian Horseman Sewell, who were forced to walk following G4S' failure to provide 10,400 security guards, which they announced just two weeks prior to the event, forcing the British troops to step in and make up the final numbers.

Taylor-Smith took the brunt of the blame for the fiasco which has since reported to have cost the world's biggest security firm £70 million ($107m/€81m) on the Olympic contract after reaching an agreement with London 2012.

Contact the writer of this story at lauren.mattera@insidethegames.biz


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