The Rome 2024 bid Committee hast tapped Isabelle Harvie-Watt as a strategic adviser. Her mandate is to support the committee with all activities related to international relations and communications.
Born and raised in London, Harvie-Watt has a Master of Arts in history and Italian literature from the University of Edinburgh, and has been working in Italy for the past 25 years. Most recently, she was chief executive officer of Havas Media Group, the media and communications arm of Havas.
Harvie-Watt previously held executive positions in communications at companies including Tod’s, Versace and Giorgio Armani.
Rome is bidding to host the Summer Olympics and Summer Paralympics in 2024 and former Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo is leading the project as president of the Organizing Committee.
The Summer Olympics were last held in Rome in 1960. A bid for the 2020 Summer Olympics was canceled in 2012, when the Italian government withdrew its support.