Sports Grevemberg appointed new Commonwealth Games CEO

Seal_of_the_Commonwealth_Games_Federation.jpg David Grevemberg has been named as the Chief Executive of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF).

He was appointed the new CGF chief after the Federation Executive Board's meeting held in Dubai on June 5.

In a statement released by the CGF, Grevemberg,currently the Chief Executive of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games,will assume his new duties from November.

CGF President, HRH Prince Imran, said: ``I am absolutely delighted to have a sports leader of David’s calibre join us at this important time for the Commonwealth Sports Movement.

``He has an excellent track record for delivery and shows a real ambition for harnessing the power of sport within the Commonwealth.

``We look forward very much to the energy, vision and commitment he will bring to the federation.’’

Born in New Orleans, U.S,the former wrestler and sports coach said: ``It will be an honour and privilege to lead the Commonwealth Sports Movement on the next stage of its journey.

``This is a time of tremendous opportunity for the Commonwealth in which sport has an impactful role to play in empowering, inspiring and connecting nations and people in shared purpose.

``Glasgow 2014 is setting a new benchmark for Commonwealth Games and gives the Movement sound foundations from which to build and grow.

``My immediate focus is on ensuring that -- together with our Games Partners -- we do Glasgow and Scotland proud and deliver the best Games ever, creating a great global stage for Commonwealth athletes to shine and a wonderful festival of sport the Commonwealth can enjoy.

``I look forward to working with HRH Prince Imran, the Executive Board and the whole Commonwealth Games family -- in particular Samoa and Gold Coast, hosts of the next Commonwealth Youth Games and Commonwealth Games.