LA28 has hired David Michael as chief information officer ©Getty Images

The Organising Committee of the Los Angeles 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games has appointed David Michael as its chief information officer.

Michael joins in the newly-created role which will see him lead Los Angeles 2028's technology and tech security.

"I'm thrilled to welcome David Michael to the LA28 team as our chief information officer," said Kathy Carter, chief risk officer of LA28 and chief executive of the United States Olympic and Paralympic Properties.

"With his wealth of experience in the sports and entertainment sector, LA28 will benefit from his strategic insights in leading all aspects of our Games technology and participating in key decisions on our IT management, operating models, tech security and overall Games execution."

David Michael previously worked in the XFL ©Getty Images
David Michael previously worked in the XFL ©Getty Images

Michael previously worked for the XFL - the professional American football league started by professional wrestling mogul Vince McMahon - as its chief technology officer and has also served as chief information officer at the Madison Square Garden Company, GroupM North America, UBM Tech and PR Newswire.

He first co-founded a telecommunications company in university that was acquired by UBM, who he worked for following the buy-out.

The Los Angeles 2028 Olympics and Paralympics are scheduled to take place from July 21 to August 6 2028 and August 22 to September 3 2028 respectively.