I was less than surprised that a self-opinionated person such as Ray O'Rouke made such comments but was still surprised that he would be stupid enough to make them in a public forum.

I wonder how his Olympic consortium feels about working with a company that is run by someone who seems to operate in the 1960s. Rather than defend women's place in construction I would question whether construction has a place for backward-thinking dinosaurs like Ray? I hope that the answer is no. Perhaps this could be O'Rourke's "Ratner" moment!

Joanna Phillips