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Friday, March 19, 2021
CGF Looking for a New Chief Executive

The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) has formally launched its search for a new chief executive, following the departure of David Grevemberg.

The successful candidate will be expected to lead the CGF through the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games and beyond, and the recruitment process will be supported by consulting firm SRI.

"We are delighted to be launching our global search for a new chief executive officer," said CGF President Dame Louise Martin.

"This is a significant leadership role not only in Commonwealth Sport, but across the entire international sporting landscape.

"As we seek to define the next phase of our strategic plan, and with Birmingham 2022 fast-approaching, this is a golden opportunity for an inspirational figure to join us and help write a new chapter in our 90-year story."

The application window for the role opens today and closes on April 5th.

The new CGF chief executive will be expected to lead the organization’s strategy as it approaches a centenary year in 2030 - 100 years on from the Hamilton 1930 British Empire Games.

Finding a host for the 2026 Commonwealth Games is likely to be top of the new chief executive's agenda, along with managing relationships with the 72 Commonwealth Games Associations, International Federations and Organizing Committees for Commonwealth Games events.

Headquartered in London, they will also be expected to work alongside Games partners and the Commonwealth Sport Foundation.

Grevemberg, who became CGF chief executive in November 2014, left earlier this month.

The American oversaw the organization of the Samoa 2015 and Bahamas 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games, plus the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, during his tenure.

Grevemberg was chief executive of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games before joining the CGF.

Yesterday, Grevemberg was announced as the new chief innovation and partnerships officer of the Centre for Sport and Human Rights.

He is set to start work at the United Kingdom-registered charity on April 1st.

Following Grevemberg's departure, Martin Reynolds was named the CGF's executive director and is leading the management team on an interim basis.
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