Glasgow 2014 appoints Chief Executive
Published by Anne Marie Hughes on Sat 09 Jun 12 @ 22:10
International multi-sport games athlete, spectator and organiser David Grevemberg has been appointed to head the Glasgow 2014 team.
The Glasgow 2014 Organising Committee for the XX Commonwealth Games has appointed David Grevemberg as its permanent Chief Executive following a thorough recruitment process which saw an international head hunter trawl the globe for suitable candidates.
Glasgow 2014 appointed Odgers Berndston to search the world for a number of excellent candidates, using their extensive network of international sports people to identify candidates at the very top of their game in business and sport. More than 150 people were contacted covering all five continents and across 30 sports to produce the shortlist. 34 applications were received and a short list of seven drawn up.
David Grevemberg will take up the post with immediate effect.
Glasgow 2014 Chairman Lord Smith said:
"We started our global search to look for a dynamic leader who would inspire and motivate the Organising Committee with an in-depth knowledge of what we are about and we are delighted to have found the best person for the job.
"David has demonstrated through his work and in the interview process an unrivalled understanding of the role and passion for delivering an outstanding Games. David brings with him a wealth of experience in multi-sport games, both as an athlete, spectator and organiser and has progressed rapidly since his appointment as Director of Operations in October 2009. We are very lucky to have such a naturally talented leader in the team and we look forward to a successful Games in 2014."
Glasgow 2014 Chief Executive David Grevemberg said:
"I am humbled by this opportunity to lead such an amazing team, driven by passion for sport and a commitment to bring what will be an outstanding Games to our great city of Glasgow and all of Scotland. Every day is a day closer to the Opening Ceremony, and another day we can't get back. We cannot afford to miss a beat and I am confident of leading this team and working with our Games partners to successfully achieve our goals."
Minister for Sport and Commonwealth Games Shona Robison said:
"I congratulate David on his appointment as Chief Executive. David brings a high level of experience of organising multisport events to the post and will make a real and positive impact on the delivery of Glasgow 2014.
"With less than three years to go, this is an exciting time on the journey towards 2014. The priority now for the Organising Committee is to continue the successful delivery of the Games which remain on time, on budget and on track be a fantastic event for all of Scotland."
Michael Cavanagh, Chairman of Commonwealth Games Scotland said:
"We are delighted that David Grevemberg has been appointed as Chief Executive of Glasgow 2014 on a permanent basis. David brings a critical wealth of sporting experience to the role, which gives us the confidence that sport and athletes will remain at the heart of everything the Organising Committee does. We look forward to working closely with him and his team as we all prepare for a successful Games in 2014."
Councillor Gordon Matheson, Leader of Glasgow City Council, said:
"I am delighted with this appointment. David Grevemberg has performed outstandingly well in his role at the Organising Committee, and has already established excellent relationships with the Games partners and beyond. I know he is popular with the staff and partners alike. I am certain he will be an excellent Chief Executive and will help deliver a fantastic Commonwealth Games for Glasgow and Scotland."
Mike Hooper, Chief Executive of the Commonwealth Games
Federation (CGF), said
"David is well known to the CGF through his excellent work at the International Paralympic Committee. He has done a great job in his various roles at Glasgow 2014 and I am delighted with his appointment. I am confident David will lead the Organising Committee in a thoroughly professional manner and we look forward to working with him and his team to deliver an outstanding Commonwealth Games in Glasgow."