CGS Announce Board Appointments

May 21, 2021

Commonwealth Games Scotland are pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Barsby and Nigel Holl as Board Directors of the CGS Board, following a member vote at Thursday’s Annual General Meeting.

Jennifer starts a second term in position having completed an initial four-year stint. She has also served on the board of the Team Scotland Youth Trust, and as Equality lead on the CGS Board.

Working for Scottish Disability Sport as Opportunities and Equalities Manager since July 2013, Jennifer has also been responsible for the Village Operations for Team Scotland as part of the General Team Management at the 2018 Gold Coast and will perform this role at the forthcoming Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Jennifer said: “I am delighted to have been elected to serve for a second term on the CGS Board. I have a huge passion for sport and the Commonwealth Games movement and look forward to contributing to the success of Team Scotland ahead of Birmingham 2022 and beyond.”

Nigel is the Executive Performance Director for British Curling, and also serves on the Scottish Cycling Board of Directors. He has a wealth of experience across at executive leadership, board governance and performance director level in Scottish and UK sport.

Nigel said: “It is a great honour to be elected to the Board of Commonwealth Games Scotland.

“I know my career experiences and background across several sports can be of benefit to Team Scotland, and am excited about working with my fellow board members and wider colleagues to build a strong and successful team for Birmingham 2022 and future Games.”

Paul Bush, Chair of CGS, said: “Congratulations to both Jennifer and Nigel – both bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Board of Directors.

“I and the rest of the Board look forward to working with them in the months and years to come.

“We would like to pass our thanks to Sue Beatt and Richard Tawse, who also stood for election. It is reassuring to see the strength of interest and quality of individuals volunteering for these positions, and we are sure they will continue to support the efforts of Team Scotland in the build-up to Birmingham 2022.”

CGS would also like to thank Margaret Ann Fleming, who steps down from the board after eight years.

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