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Eri Uchimura

Commonwealth Sport
Chief Executive
d.grevemberg@thecgf.com


DAVID GREVEMBERG CBE
Biography

David Grevemberg CBE is Chief Executive of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF), the organisation responsible for the Commonwealth Games, Commonwealth Youth Games and numerous other initiatives. Its vision is to build peaceful, sustainable and prosperous communities globally by inspiring Commonwealth Athletes to drive the impact and ambition of all Commonwealth Citizens through Sport.

David provides inspirational leadership of the CGF and ensures the development and delivery of strategic and operational plans consistent with the CGF vision, the CGF’s strategic plan (Transformation 2022) and the CGF Constitution and policies. Working closely with the President and Board, he leads the development and execution of the CGF and associated entities’ long-term strategies to create stable, sustainable and impactful delivery of events and programmes that align with the Commonwealth Sports Movement’s vision and mission.

David joined the CGF after serving as Chief Executive of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Organising Committee. In that leadership role, he had ultimate managerial responsibility for the organisation’s successful preparation and staging of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. He oversaw the day-to-day operations of the company, overseeing recruitment of a workforce of 1,400 paid staff, 15,000 volunteers and 30,000 contractor roles. He was responsible for the procurement of over £300m-worth of contracts to support the delivery of the Games on time and under budget.

Prior to Glasgow 2014, David was the Executive Director of Sport and International Federation Relations at the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) headquartered in Bonn, Germany. A former competitive wrestler, during his career he has also served as a coach, athlete agent, team administrator, consultant and Board member.

DAVID GREVEMBERG CBE
Biography (condensed)

David Grevemberg CBE is Chief Executive of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF), the organisation responsible for the Commonwealth Games, Commonwealth Youth Games and numerous other initiatives. He provides inspirational leadership of the CGF and ensures the development and delivery of strategic and operational plans consistent with the CGF vision, the CGF’s strategic plan (Transformation 2022) and the CGF Constitution and policies.

David joined the CGF from the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games where he was Chief Executive of the Organising Committee and oversaw the hugely successful multi-sport event for Scotland. He was previously the Executive Director of Sport and International Federation Relations at the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) headquartered in Bonn, Germany. A former competitive wrestler, during his career he has also served as a coach, athlete agent, team administrator, consultant and Board member.