In his role as CEO, David is responsible for overseeing the running of the OC to ensure that all aspects of Games planning are being delivered, on time and on budget, across all Functional Areas. Among his responsibilities are the sports programmes, monitoring the development of new and improved infrastructure, managing the staff of the OC (which will rise to around 1000 people by Games time) and the 15,000 volunteers required for Games time. As Chief Executive he also has a significant role in the OC’s external relations with the media, political liaison, and commercial negotiations around Sponsorship and Broadcasting.
David joined the OC as the Director of Operations in October 2009 and progressed on to the role of Chief Operating Officer in July 2010. In these roles David was mainly responsible for the planning, management and supervision of the Games Time Delivery, Corporate Services, Technology and Programme and Risk Management Divisions of Glasgow 2014.
Prior to joining the OC, David’s role was the Executive Director of Sport and International Federation (IF) Relations at the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), where he also served as Sports Director from 1999 to 2007. His responsibilities at the IPC, amongst others, included the overseeing of all activities associated with the development and delivery of the Paralympic Games sports programmes, National Paralympic Committee Relations Services, Village Operations and Technology. He was also responsible for overseeing the governance and management activities of nine sport bodies under the jurisdiction of the IPC, as well as acting as the lead liaison with numerous IFs and Major Games Organising Committees.