Now, Cindy Hook runs what looks like a small start-up.
The start-up’s top priority is to define the legacy of the Games and raise $1.7 billion in sponsorship.
“When I resigned from my previous role at Deloitte last May, it never occurred to me that this was what I was going to do next,” Hooker said.
“When this role came to me, I thought: ‘This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,'” she said.
“The idea of being able to create a vision, build a team, develop a strategy and ultimately build a smooth, successful Olympics is very, very appealing to me.”
Hooker believes the biggest challenge is leaving something positive for Brisbane.
“I see my role as having a successful Olympic Games and leaving a lasting legacy that all Australians will remember from those Games,” Hooker said this week after a meeting with members of the BOCOG.
“It’s a lot. I’ll just be the seventh employee in the organization, so I’m going back to a startup. But that’s going to change over the next 10 years.”
Indeed, it will, but Hooker is in no rush, given the cost and plans to keep the 2032 Olympics “revenue neutral.”
Costing more than $5 billion to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games, 37 competition venues are required to host 28 Olympic and 22 Paralympic events.
For that cost, the 2032 Games are planned to bring Queensland $8.1 billion in benefits, including $4.6 billion in tourism and trade economic growth, and $3.5 billion in social improvements such as health, volunteering, according to official estimates and community benefits.
Revenue comes from sponsorships, broadcast rights, ticket and merchandise sales, and tourism.
it can be added Queensland’s overnight international visitor spending will reach $20.2 billion by 2036,Tendered based on the Queensland Government’s original 2019 Value Proposal.
There are billions more people who can watch on TV.more More than 2 billion people watched the Beijing Winter Olympics According to the IOC, 2022. Viewing habits are still likely to change over the next decade.
Brisbane needs six new venues, eight upgraded venues and 23 existing or temporary venues.
Where are the venues for the 2032 Olympics?
- Brisbane: 22 venues
- Gold Coast: Six venues
- Sunshine Coast: Four venues
- Three regional Queensland venues: Cairns, Townsville and Toowoomba
- There may be two interstate venues: Sydney and Melbourne
BOCOG President Andrew Liveris attended Brisbane State High School and his first degree was at the University of Queensland (Chemical Engineering).He became CEO of The Dow Chemical Group and now serves as Numerous directorships including IBM, Blackrock Capital and the Saudi royal family.
Earlier, Liveris said he was “stunned” to be able to lure Hook to the role, describing her as a CEO who “gets things done.”
“I’m the chairman of the board and Cindy is the head of operations,” Liveris said.
“A CEO who gets things done.”
John Coates, representative of the Australian Olympic Committee of the Beijing Olympic Organizing Committee, introduced Hooker’s background as CEO.
“Cindy will run the groups that will inherit the legacy and those groups will liaise with the government about what has to be built,” Coates said.
“She will manage the event delivery team,” he said.
“We didn’t need event delivery people in place until three years ago.
“We’ve hosted all the sporting events of the Olympic Games here before. We’ve hosted the Olympics.
“As you (Cindy) said before, helping with the delivery of the vision. The biggest task, frankly, was managing the logistics of a very, very small organization so we didn’t spend a lot of money upfront. That was the lesson.
“Then, increase that to 3,000 to 4,000 people.”
It’s running a business, “but differently,” Coates suggested.
“It’s not like running a company where you can have a bad year and say ‘OK, shareholders, forgive us, we’ll do it right next time,'” Coates said.
“There is no ‘next time’ for the Olympics. There is a start date, and there is a start date for the Paralympics.”
Sydney 2000 chief executive Sandy Holloway described Hooker as Strong Business People and “Excellent Appointments”.
Holloway says he “wouldn’t think it’s necessary,” but he’ll feel free to share tips or tricks with Hook.
“My view has always been that the less reinventing fundamental issues the organizing committee has to do, the more time each city’s organizing committee has to focus on what makes its competition special and different, said Holloway.
Cindy Hook has the support of Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.
“Her depth of experience, understanding of business and engagement with the business world is absolutely critical and she brings a wealth of experience to this role.”
The 2032 Olympic Games will be held from July 23 to August 8, and the Paralympics will be held from August 24 to September 5.