Glasgow 2014 seeks new director of Games time delivery

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Glasgow 2014’s director of games time delivery, Jacqui Murdoch, is to leave the Games’ Organising Committee in November. A recruitment process to appoint her successor is reported as being already under way – the new recruit will be responsible for overseeing delivery of Games-time areas such as sport, Games family relations, venues, the athletes’ village, and Games services including transport and security.

The news comes as Sir Chris Hoy is named as the first official ambassador of the Commonwealth Games. He will work with the Glasgow 2014 Organising Committee over the next two years to promote the Games and help ensure as many people as possible make the most of Scotland’s largest ever sporting and cultural event.

Specific details of his involvement will be announced in the coming weeks, but will include appearances in high-profile promotional campaigns and events as well as on-going support for the Glasgow 2014 Organising Committee.

Sir Chris Hoy, Glasgow 2014 Ambassador, said: “The Commonwealth Games is a special event for me. I have fantastic memories of competing for Scotland in the Games on three separate occasions, especially winning my first major Championship gold medal at the Manchester 2002 Commonwealth Games.

“Following an incredible Olympics in London, I’m proud to lend my support to the next great sporting event on home soil. Making sure that people from all walks of life, especially young people, feel inspired to be a part of the Games will be a big focus for me.

“London 2012 was the perfect way to end my Olympic career. The Commonwealth Games are two years away and I haven’t made any decisions yet, but to be able to compete in Glasgow in a velodrome bearing my name would be the dream ending for me.”