G4S directors quit over Olympics failure

G4S director David Taylor-Smith (left) has quit, but Nick Buckles (r) has kept his job
G4S director David Taylor-Smith (left) has quit, but Nick Buckles (r) has kept his job Credit: PA

Two G4S directors have resigned in the wake of an independent review into the company's botched Olympic Games contract.

Chief operating officer David Taylor-Smith and Ian Horseman Sewell, who is head of global events, are to carry the can for the fiasco but chief executive Nick Buckles will remain in his post.

Ian Horseman Sewell (r) has resigned along with David Taylor-Smith Credit: PA
Ian Horseman Sewell (r) has resigned along with David Taylor-Smith Credit: PA Credit: PA

The report by PwC found that monitoring and tracking of the security workforce was inadequate and that management failed to appreciate the scale and exact nature of the project.

G4S fulfilled 83% of contracted shifts at the Games, failing to provide all of the 10,400 contracted guards and forcing the Government to step in with military personnel.

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G4S bosses quit over Olympics

Two G4S directors have resigned after a review of the way the company handled the Olympic security. However, Nick Buckles has kept his job as group chief executive.