Whitehall Dialogue - Olympic and Paralympic Security - London 2012

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Robert Raine  2A presentation by Robert Raine CBE, Director of Olympic and Paralympic Safety and Security, Home Office.

The Home Office is the lead government department with responsibility for the safety and security strategy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. In his presentation, Robert Raine will outline the contribution of the Home Office, along with its partners, to the delivery of a safe and secure Olympics. He will discuss the progress and remaining challenges of security planning, eighteen months away from the biggest sporting event in the UK’s history.

Robert Raine CBE was appointed Director of Olympic and Paralympic Safety and Security in the Home Office in March 2008. His career in central government began in the Ministry of Defence where he undertook a range of policy development, security, finance and human resource posts over eighteen years. He joined the Cabinet Office in 1999 and has held a number of Senior Civil Service appointments related to policing and safety and security. Robert led the government’s interests in the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester and the negotiations for the development of the new English National Stadium at Wembley, for which he was awarded a CBE. Since joining the Home Office in 2003, he has led the early delivery planning for identity cards, the cross-government programme for eradicating animal rights extremism and the programme to deliver improvements in the police’s ability to deal with counter-terrorism and serious organised crime.

Refreshments will be served from 1515.

This event is ‘off the record’ and closed to the media.

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