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Wharton appointed to support Tokyo planning

Wharton Consulting is delighted to be one of four firms nationally appointed to a roster of consultants to support governing bodies of Olympic and Paralympic sports in their planning for the Tokyo 2020 Games. Compiled through a process of open tender, the roster is designed to identify consultancies with experience and expertise in strategic planning and associated developments (such as governance, change management and people development) which is appropriate to the needs of the governing bodies as they contemplate the challenges of qualifying for and winning medals in Tokyo.

The principal planning period will extend from October 2015 to March 2016, and will reopen for review and finalisation subsequent to the Rio 2016 Games to take account of learnings from the Games experience. Wharton’s Neil Tunnicliffe and Sarah Rowell will be available throughout this period to reprise the role they played in the build-up to the London 2012 Games, when together they worked across a total of 15 different sports to support the building of structures, systems, programmes and individual expertise to address the unique challenges of a home Games.