Jayne Pearce appointed Press Chief for 2012 Olympics
22 May 2008
Former Bristol student Jayne Pearce has been appointed Press Chief for the 2012 Olympics.
Jayne Pearce graduated from the University of Bristol in 1986. She was President of the Athletics Union in 1986/87, was honoured with a University of Bristol Red for netball in 1986 (awarded to individuals for exceptional performance in their respective sports) and was a member of the first Advanced Sports Squad during her time at Bristol. After graduating from Bristol, she played for Middlesex County netball team and became coach of the British Universities Netball team, leading a tour to Australia in 1988.
Pearce is founder and co-director of Pearce International, a company that specialises in media operations for sporting events. In over 20 years in the business, she has worked on five Olympic Games, five Football World Cups (men’s and women’s) and countless track and field events. She has been media director of two International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships in Athletics and one IAAF World Indoor Championships. She has worked as a media consultant to the International Olympic Committee, a media officer for Fédération Internationale de Football Association and press director of the IAAF. She also advised the London bid for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
‘This is a dream come true for me,’ said Pearce. ‘It is the culmination of a career and a challenge I relish. To be responsible for providing the press operations service for over 21,000 media in London in 2012 is an incredible prospect but one that I am ready for.’