Following an open recruitment process, Commonwealth Games Scotland is pleased to confirm that five media officers have been appointed to work with Team Scotland at Glasgow 2014 and provide additional support to Katriona Bush, Head of Media & PR in the lead up to the Games.
Welcoming the team on board Katriona said: “London 2012 has given us a clear indication of the level of media interest we can expect around the home team competing in Glasgow 2014. I am delighted to have such a strong team on board at this early stage, so we can be ready to support the sports and athletes through the media environment at a home Games and maximise the profile of the Team.”
All the appointments are on a voluntary, part-time basis and each of them will now start to liaise with their allocated sports.
StuartMackenzie is PR and Media Manager with EventScotland and previously worked with sportscotland. He brings extensive experience of working with Team Scotland, first as a media officer in Delhi 2010 and then with Youth Team Scotland in Isle of Man 2011. Stuart has a particular interest and expertise in social media. He will predominantly work with the sports based at the SECC precinct: Boxing, Gymnastics, Judo, Netball and Weightlifting.
Rob Eyton-Jones is a freelance sports PR specialist, Rob is also well known to Team Scotland, having been a media officer back in Manchester 2000. He also headed up communications with Youth Team Scotland in Pune in 2008. An accomplished sports writer, Rob has also complementary skills in the area of photography and video. Rob will work on the south side of the city with Athletics, Lawn Bowls, Squash and Table Tennis.
New to Team Scotland, David Christie works with one of CGS’s key partners, University of Stirling, as a Public Relations Officer and Winning Students Communications Manager. He works with a wide range of sports, and until recently gave part-time media support to triathlonscotland. David was previously a regional and national newspaper editor. David will be based from the Emirates Arena in the east end looking after Badminton, Cycling, Hockey and Triathlon.
Kirsten Phillips is also new to the team and is the Marketing and Communications Officer with Scottish Swimming. She has worked for the governing body through two previous Commonwealth Games cycles providing support to CGS and is looking forward to a more hands on role for 2014. In a previous role she was the media officer with London Scottish Rugby Club. She will look after Swimming, Rugby 7s and Wrestling.
Lorna Campbell worked as a media officer with Team Scotland in 2006 and 2010 and last year returned to set up her own sports PR consultancy based in Singapore. She will re-join Team Scotland in June 2014 and will look after Shooting and Diving based at satellite venues in the east. She will also look after media at the Preparation Camp and have a roving role in Glasgow after the conclusion of the shooting events.