Commonwealth Games Scotland (CGS) is pleased to announce the appointment of two new members of staff, with Colin Millar joining as Head of Marketing and Communications and Danny Cockroft as Programme Administrator.
Colin joins CGS with a wealth of experience, most recently as Senior Operations Manager at Hibernian Football Club, having previously worked as Senior Communications and Marketing Manager, shaping Hibs’ internal and external marketing strategies. He credits experiences with the sportscotland Young People’s Sports Panel and the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, where he participated in the Commonwealth Youth Leadership Programme 33Fifty, as catalysts in his career in sport.
Colin said “I am delighted to be joining CGS and look forward to working with our sport governing bodies, athletes and partners in the lead-up to Birmingham 2022 and beyond. It is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the success of Team Scotland and use our athletes’ stories to engage and inspire the Scottish public. I know the passion, dedication and professionalism that exists in the sector and am keen to leverage that to help raise the profile of sport.”
Danny brings experience from a wide range of roles, including working with sports development projects in the UK, Fiji and Zambia. He joins CGS from roles as a Community Sports Officer with Greenwich Leisure and as Project Officer in Sport at Leeds Beckett University where he supported veterans and serving military undergoing rehabilitation, while his previous roles have included the development of Wheelchair Basketball as a coach and Get Active Ambassador for Basketball Scotland.
Danny said: “I’m really excited to get started with CGS in the build up to Birmingham 2022. It’s brilliant to be able to support Team Scotland as they aim to continue their success in the Games, and after a year of limited sport, it will be great to see Scotland and the younger generation inspired by their nation competing at the highest level. I consider myself very lucky to get the opportunity to be involved with the future of Scottish sport.”
In welcoming both to CGS, Chief Executive Jon Doig OBE said: “I look forward to having both Colin and Danny bring their expertise and passion for sport to help shape our operations, work with athletes and partners in delivering a successful Team Scotland at Birmingham 2022 and use the power of the Games to inspire young Scots in particular.”