Commonwealth Games Scotland (CGS) is the trading name of Commonwealth Games Scotland Limited, a company limited by guarantee, established to represent and promote the best interests of Scottish sport at Commonwealth level.
CGS member sports meet at least once a year at an AGM in May or June. Every four years they elect an Executive Board, who are appointed as Directors and manage the affairs of CGS. They are appointed for a four year period from the year immediately after each Commonwealth Games.
The Board consists of a Chair, Vice-Chair, Immediate Past Chair, a Board member representing athletes and four Executive members appointed by member sports. In addition the Board has the power to co-opt up to four non-Executive Directors.
An Honorary Medical Adviser and Honorary Legal Adviser and a Commercial Adviser are also appointed in an advisory capacity. All these positions are appointed following an open recruitment process. A full list and details of all Board members and advisers can be seen in the Board Members section of the website.
There are five honorary life members, George Hunter OBE, Stewart Coghill, Colin McEachran MBE and Louise Martin CBE, with David Webster OBE honorary life president. A sub-group of the Board is also appointed to represent CGS on the Commonwealth Games Scotland Youth Trust, a separate charitable trust. Representatives also attend meetings of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) and European Region Group of the CGF to help direct strategy and policy of the parent body.
The Commonwealth Games Scotland Board meets approximately every second month, with an AGM in May or June, and minutes from the Board meetings are available to download below.