Sir Charles Allen Chairman of the Join In Trust, previously Vice-Chairman of London 2012 bid company

Sir Charles Allen is the Chair of LOCOG's Nations and Regions Group, responsible for bringing about the UK-wide benefits of the Games, and was appointed to LOCOG's Audit Committee in May 2011 and the Ceremonies Committee in July 2010. He is Chairman of the Join In Trust and was previously Vice-Chairman of the London 2012 bid company.

His business career ranges from steel to hotels. He is especially known for his contribution to the media industry, having played a key role in the development of ITV, EMI and Global Radio.

Charles chaired the Manchester Commonwealth Games in 2002. He is Chairman of Global Radio Group, Chairman of 2 Sisters Food Group and a member of the Boards of Directors of Virgin Media, Endemol and GET. He is also a Senior Advisor to Goldman Sachs.

Charles has been Chairman of Granada and EMI Music, a member of the Board of Directors of Tesco plc, CEO of ITV and Chief Adviser to the Home Office.