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CGF Begins Search For New CEO

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he Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) has announced it has launched its search for a new chief executive officer following the departure of David Grevemberg.

Grevemberg, who was CEO of the CGF since November 2014, resigned earlier in the year and has since been named the new chief innovation and partnerships officer of the Centre for Sport and Human Rights (CSHR).

In his new role, Grevemberg will lead projects to drive positive change in sport, with a focus on education and training initiatives and overseeing development of major new initiatives.

In its search for Grevemberg’s replacement, the CGF has enlisted consulting firm SRI and will have application windows open until the end of April with hopes to have the new CEO prepared to lead the organisation towards the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games next year.

CGF president Dame Louise Martin, said: “We are delighted to be launching our global search for a new chief executive officer.”

“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,” Martin said.

The CEO role, headquartered in London, will see the new CEO drive the strategic direction of the organisation in the lead up to its centenary in 2030, working with 72 Commonwealth Games Associations (CGAs), International Federations, Games Organising Committee, and Host City Partners and Commonwealth Institutions.