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Bechtel man to be top Olympics civil servant

Bechtel Civils operations manager Jeremy Beeton was yesterday appointed director general of the government's Olympics Executive within the Department for Culture Media and Sport.
His job is to act as a 'strong and intelligent client within government' for the London 2012 Games.Beeton joined Bechtel in 1999. He started his career with British Steel before moving to Redpath Dorman Long and then Cleveland Bridge. He takes up his role in July two months ahead of new Olympic Delivery Authority chairman John Armitt who starts his new job in September. Like Armitt, he is a fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers.Beeton has been recruited to be responsible within government 'for the progress of construction and other aspects of the Games, and to provide challenging, but supportive oversight of key delivery bodies', according to the original job application.

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