Glasgow 2014 has appointed David McCrae as interim Head of Transport.
David will be responsible for leading the Transport Strategy for Glasgow 2014, which will include planning, scoping and operations around all Games-related transport issues.
He will be in post temporarily until November 2012, allowing for the conclusion of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, after which a further recruitment process for a permanent appointment will follow.
The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games will be the biggest multi-sport event Scotland has ever seen and transport will play a crucial role for spectators, volunteers, employees and the athletes themselves.
A key responsibility for Glasgow 2014 is to ensure that spectator and athletes’ transport is safe, secure, reliable and accessible, and that Glasgow and Scotland will ‘keep moving’ during the 11 days of world class sporting action.
David, originally from Ayr, is a former Paralympic athlete who competed for over 20 years including at the Paralympics in Arnhem, Barcelona and Atlanta.
After retiring from competition in 2000, he took up a position with the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic and Paralympic Organising Committee, and since then has worked in the planning and operation of major international sporting events throughout the world, in the field of event transportation.
He led on Spectator Transport for the Salt Lake City Olympic & Paralympic Games in 2002 and was Head of Games Bus Systems for the Doha Asian Games 2006.
Glasgow 2014 Chief Executive David Grevemberg said:
"It is important that our transport planning for the Games draws on as much experience as possible. David joins us at a time when, with just over two years to go till the main event, we are shaping our strategic transport plan for Glasgow.
“Given his wide experience at previous multi-sport, multi-venue Games and enviable track record in both sport and transport, I’m sure his input into this process will prove invaluable and I am delighted we have secured his time.”
David McCrae added:
“As a native Scot and a former high performance level athlete, I’m hugely excited to be able to work on the biggest multi-sport event ever seen in my home country.
“As with all major international games, transport will play a crucial role for those enjoying Glasgow 2014, spectating, working and competing in the city. We also have the chance to leave a lasting legacy here and I’m keen to put my experience from other big events around the globe to use for Glasgow.”