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David Grevemberg CBE

Chief Executive

ORGANISATION: Commonwealth Games Federation
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David Grevemberg CBE is Chief Executive of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF), the organisation responsible for the Commonwealth Games, Commonwealth Youth Games and many other initiatives that inspire Commonwealth athletes to drive the ambition and power of all Commonwealth citizens through sport.

 

Previously, Grevemberg was Chief Executive of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Organising Committee (Glasgow 2014 Limited), with ultimate managerial responsibility for the organisation’s successful preparation and staging of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. He was in charge of the day-to-day operations of the company, overseeing the recruitment of a workforce composed of around 1,400 paid staff, up to 15,000 volunteers and around 30,000 contractor roles, as well as the procurement of over £300m-worth of contracts to support the delivery of the hugely successful Games on time and, as recently announced, under budget. Grevemberg was the chief liaison with national and local government and many other stakeholders, and played a leadership role developing and innovating a variety of sport, commercial, cultural, community engagement, corporate social responsibility and legacy programmes.

 

Prior to joining the Commonwealth Games Oranising Committee, Grevemberg was the Executive Director of Sport and International Federation Relations at the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) headquartered in Bonn, Germany. A former competitive wrestler, during his career he has also served as a coach, athlete agent, team administrator, consultant and board member.


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