Commonwealth Games Scotland announce Ian Reid as new chair

The organisation announced on Wednesday that Reid will replace outgoing chair Paul Bush.

Commonwealth Games Scotland announce Ian Reid as new chair following departure of Paul Bush Commonwealth Scotland

Commonwealth Games Scotland has appointed a new chair.

The organisation announced that Ian Reid CBE would take up the role on Wednesday following the departure of outgoing Paul Bush.

Reid has previously held roles including chief financial officer of the Glasgow 2014 Games and chief executive officer of Birmingham 2022 organising committee.

He has also worked in numerous non-sports positions, including roles with PwC, EY and Glasgow Housing Association.

His appointment comes ahead of the Commonwealth Youth Games being held in Trinidad and Tobago in August with planning also under way for Victoria 2026.

Team Scotland is looking to build on a successful Birmingham 2022 performance that was the best outside of Glasgow eight years earlier.

Reid has been appointed for a four-year term, replacing outgoing chair Paul Bush OBE, who completes his eight-year tenure at the Commonwealth Games Scotland AGM in late May.

He said: “I’m extremely proud to be appointed as the new chair of Commonwealth Games Scotland.

“The Commonwealth Games means a lot to me personally and professionally. Having worked on both the Glasgow 2014 and Birmingham 2022 Games, I have seen first-hand how a successful Team Scotland can galvanise and inspire a nation.

“To have the opportunity to chair an organisation responsible for putting a team from my home country into the largest multi-sport event we can compete in will be a genuine honour.

“With Trinbago 2023 less than 100 days away, and a new delivery model of Victoria 2026 to prepare for, there is a lot to look forward to and I can’t wait to get started.

“I look forward to meeting my fellow board members, CGS staff, member sports and other partners in the coming weeks and months as we build our plans together for the upcoming cycle.”

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