Mr Rhodes, who is also chair of Edinburgh Napier University’s Forest Products Research Institute advisory board, was one of 70,000 people selected from 240,000 applicants to be Games Makers.

His job, after "intensive training", was to drive Olympic committee members to and from Games venues in one of the liveried fleet of cars.

"It has been absolutely brilliant and I’ve met many wonderful, positive, energised and committed people," said Mr Rhodes, who was inspired to become a Games Maker by his "enthusiasm for sport, pride in our country and [having] been involved in supplying sustainable materials for some of the iconic venues".

He will next be a Paralympic Family Assistant, working three six-day shifts in the lead-up to and during the Paralympic Games.