PPP welcomed Amy Casterton as the new Chair of its Board in April 2017. She combines a deep understanding of both UK and Brazilian culture and public life with an ability to create flourishing partnerships with all kinds of people and organisations.
Amy joined the Department for Culture, Media and Sport in 2003, holding posts ranging from City Operations in the Government Olympic Executive, to running the office of the Sports Minister and managing the cultural portfolio for Secretary of State. In 2007, she became the first Head of Public Policy at the Premier League, where she led work on intellectual property rights protection and developed major social policy programmes in the UK and overseas. In the run up to the London 2012 Olympics, Amy was the lead person at the UK Government Olympic Executive for the Weymouth & Portland Olympic Sailing Venue, bringing local and central government agencies and public bodies together in their planning for the structural solutions that made the events possible.
From 2011 to 2016, Amy joined the UK Foreign Office team as a consultant, to deliver the handover cooperation between London 2012 and Rio 2016 with responsibility for strategic relationships for the UK Government in Brazil, including political and trade missions and contacts with Rio City and State, APO (Public Olympic Authority), Rio 2016 and various NGOs. Subsequently, as Head of Projects at the British Consulate in Rio de Janeiro, she introduced bilateral and trade cooperation initiatives and led major strategic campaigns and events, including one for ‘Rock in Rio’. From 2014 to late 2016 she set up and ran the Latin American office of ES Global, a temporary structures and project management company, which delivered a number of contracts for Rio 2016.
After returning to the UK in early 2017, she concluded the project management and leadership of a Government review into the clean sport agency, UK Anti-Doping, and has recently been appointed Chief of Staff at the UK government’s housing supply delivery agency, Homes England.