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The question Who should lead the ODA?

Recruitment consultants are seeking the person to lead the Olympic Delivery Authority in construction of Games infrastructure.

Who do you think should get the job?

Francis Done, who established her credentials delivering the Commonwealth Games in Manchester.

Dave Merrett, 51, senior engineer, York Norman Haste, given his enviable track record delivering major infrastructure projects in the past and his apparent availability now he has left Crossrail. His in-depth knowledge of London's transport network gained during the Crossrail inquiries should be an added benefit.

Bill Addington, 49, geotechnical consultant, Kuala Lumpur I admire Richard Branson's approach to life. Not wanting to be fleeced by oil companies, he is going to build his own refinery to keep his airliners fuelled.

That is the kind of decisive, proactive, free-thinking that will be required to deliver the Olympic infrastructure to time and budget. To succeed in the face of this great challenge, one requires a consistently successful challenger.

Nick Jones, 34, design manager, Hampshire Douglas Oakervee, our immediate past president, as he has the balls to deliver.

John D Brownlie, 57, project director, Shrewsbury I would appoint Alan Titchmarch, Charlie Dimmock and Tommy Walsh. Come hail or high water they always finish in time and put on a great opening ceremony.

Iain McAlister, 45, chief engineer, Glasgow Like many engineers with considerable programme management experience on large multi-disciplinary projects, I am constantly appalled at the lack of care it seems quangos take in choosing a charismatic, forceful and really knowledgeable programme leader who can lead from the front to get the job done. This is no job for a political appointee who has an over-large ego to maintain and favours to return, but someone who is prepared to roll up his sleeves and be part of the team. I would fit the bill marvellously - honest.

Philip Norris, 59, managing director, Tutbury The best man would be Sven Goran Ericsson, and this would give the England team a chance to get someone new. His salary would be covered for a few years under his present contract. I think they call this a win win situation, currently alien to Sven!

Mike Jackson, 48, technical director, Sale Tony Blair should get the job - he knows who to talk to, which newspapers to get on his side when the inevitable cock ups occur, he'd have enough authority to make things happen, and he'd have to give up being prime minister, so Gordon Brown at least would be happy.

Mike Dommett, 48, civil engineer, London The ideal candidate would be someone from a practical commercial background. I always remember the client's representative on a Welcome Break contract who made it very clear to all concerned that it was going to be built to time and within budget. Unnecessary trimmings were left out when savings had to be made. For once let's not have prestigious buildings no matter what they cost.

John Park, senior engineer, Glasgow

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