He is also a Board member of England Rugby 2015, the Organising Committee for Rugby World Cup 2015. Deighton is a former investment banker who previously served as Chief Executive of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG), the organisation responsible for planning the 2012 Summer Olympics and Paralympics. Don’t worry we won’t send you spam or share your email address with anyone. Lord Deighton is to act as the ‘Personal Protective Equipment tsar,’ in order to combat the shortage of supplies across NHS trusts in the United Kingdom. [4][5] In 1996 he returned to London, where he was promoted to Head of European Operations and became a partner in the firm. A role which will be critical to ensuring that NHS and social care staff are able to access all the PPE they need, whenever they need it. Lord Paul Deighton tiene una distinguida carrera en el ámbito de la economía y la gestión. It is only this week – seven weeks after lockdown began - that the government has indicated that air passengers arriving in Britain will soon have to quarantine for a fortnight as part of a move to avoid a second peak of the coronavirus. Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium. Mr. Deighton previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games and held various roles at The Goldman Sachs Group, an investment bank. The company also offers various software products, including Square Point of Sale; Square Virtual Terminal; Square Appointments; Square for Retail; Square for Restaurants; Square Invoices, Square Online Store; Square Loyalty, Marketing, and Gift Cards; and Square Dashboard. Lord Deighton along with the Lord Coe is included in the bid for the 2012 Olympics in London. It will take only 2 minutes to fill in. This involved ensuring that venues, transport, security, broadcasting, technology, ticketing, workforce, volunteers, sponsorship, merchandise, ceremonies and the torch relay were all ready for both the Olympic and the Paralympic Games. Dressed in ermine for the traditional ceremony, he was introduced as Lord Deighton of Carshalton in Surrey, so he can also take up a post as a government minister in January. It provides hardware products, including Magstripe reader, which enables swiped transactions of magnetic stripe cards; Contactless and chip reader that accepts Europay, MasterCard, and Visa (EMV) chip cards and Near Field Communication payments; Square Stand, which enables an iPad to be used as a payment terminal or full point of sale solution; Square Register that combines its hardware, point-of-sale software, and payments technology; Square Terminal, a portable payments device that replaces keypad terminals, which accepts various payment types, such as tap, dip, and swipe, as well as prints receipts; and managed payments solutions. At Goldman Sachs he worked in a variety of management and client-facing roles for over 22 years, and was appointed a partner of the firm in 1996. Lady Alison Deighton. He led the Olympic Games London 2012, served as a UK Government Minister and now has a portfolio of non-executive roles. The company's commerce ecosystem includes point-of-sale software and hardware that offers sellers to payment and point-of-sale solutions. However, it was delayed repeatedly, and then when it arrived it was found to be below par. Lord Deighton: Heathcare workers have enough PPE Jump to media player The government's advisor on personal protective equipment admits there was a 'big problem' at the start of the pandemic. Square, Inc. provides, together with its subsidiaries, payment and point-of-sale solutions in the United States and internationally. He is the non-executive Chairman of Heathrow Airport and Chairman of the UK-based advisory firm Hakluyt, and he serves on the board of Square, Inc., a San Francisco-based payments processing company. If the government is in any doubt the public’s awareness of the PPE crisis, there is polling evidence which suggests it is an area about which people really care. That poll was conducted two weeks before the examples cited above. Our journalists will try to respond by joining the threads when they can to create a true meeting of independent Premium. A former Treasury minister and investment banker, Lord Deighton, 64, is married and has two sons. Lord Paul Deighton has had a distinguished career in finance. [citation needed], On 19 April 2020 when it was announced that the death toll in the UK alone of the COVID-19 pandemic had reached 15,000 over the three months precedent, Deighton was appointed "PPE tsar" by Boris Johnson, who himself was recovering from a bout in the intensive care unit with the disease. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Olympics chief Paul Deighton takes seat in House of Lords, You may not agree with our views, or other users’, but please respond to them respectfully, Swearing, personal abuse, racism, sexism, homophobia and other discriminatory or inciteful language is not acceptable, Do not impersonate other users or reveal private information about third parties, We reserve the right to delete inappropriate posts and ban offending users without notification. Today he was introduced as a baron to the House of Lords by London 2012 chairman and fellow Conservative peer Lord Coe and by Labour's Lord Mitchell. Mr. Deighton holds a B.A. Trustee for Women for Women International - UK. He is well regarded in Whitehall, and is seen as a "doer" who can get big projects off the ground. [7] The announcement stated that he would lead on infrastructure and economic delivery, with responsibility for implementing the Government's National Infrastructure Plan and supporting the Culture Secretary with the 2012 Olympics legacy. Find out more, The Telegraph values your comments but kindly requests all posts are on topic, constructive and respectful. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? His full title is The Lord Deighton KBE, and his given name is Paul Clive Deighton. Lord Deighton is a Conservative Life peer who has sat under this title in the Lords since 1 November 2012. [6] Deighton commented that it was "the only job I would have considered leaving Goldman Sachs for". Due to the sheer scale of this comment community, we are not able to give each post the same level of attention, but we have preserved this area in the interests of open debate. O n April 18, Lord Deighton was appointed by the government to " unleash the potential of UK industry to scale up domestic PPE [personal protective equipment] manufacturing ".