The Annual General Meeting of Commonwealth Games Scotland (CGS) saw four positions on the Board up for election by CGS member sports, with Paul Bush OBE and Maureen Campbell OBE re-elected as Chair and Vice Chair for their second four year term. Susan Jackson was also returned as a Director and will be joined by David Bond, who will take his first four year term on the Board.
Since taking on the role in 2015, Paul, a former Team Scotland Chef de Mission, who is Director of Events with VisitScotland and EventScotland, has guided CGS through a highly successful cycle covering two Commonwealth Youth Games and Team Scotland’s highest ever medal tally at an overseas Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast 2018.
Delighted to have been reappointed, Paul Bush said:
“I’m grateful for the support of my colleagues and am excited to lead the new Board of Commonwealth Games Scotland into the next cycle where I’m sure Team Scotland will again deliver at what will be another great Games in Birmingham in 2022.
“I look forward to ensuring that we maximise the opportunities for our athletes and sports and maintain the position of Team Scotland and the Commonwealth Games as being central to inspiring future generations of Scots, not only to be successful but to be physically active.”
Vice Chair Maureen Campbell, a former swimmer who represented Scotland at the 1978 Commonwealth Games, is Chief Executive of Falkirk Community Trust and was Chair of Scottish Swimming and Board Director at British Swimming from 2006 to 2018.
Susan Jackson, a 2006 Commonwealth Games gold medalist in shooting and former CGS Board Athletes’ Representative, also served as Finance Director in the last cycle. A Chartered Accountant at Campion Homes, she previously worked in the corporate finance team at Deloittes for 12 years before joining the Winning Scotland Foundation as a senior director.
David Bond, brings experience as Head of Performance Sport at the University of Stirling and is a Winning Students Advisory Board member, Scottish Hockey Management Group member and a member of the Triathlon Scotland Performance Management Group.