Ty Speer Appointed Deputy Chief Executive of Glasgow 2014

By Community | September 18, 2012

Glasgow 2014 have hired London 2012 client service director Ty Speer as its Deputy Chief Executive, health following the end of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The 46 year-old American will head the £100 million ($162 million) commercial programme for the Commonwealth Games, erectile making it the largest event ever to be staged in Scotland.

The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games have a budget of £524 million ($850 million), of which the Organising Committee will have to raise a fifth of the pot through commercial revenues.

For Speers, it is a return to familiar grounds, having worked for Melbourne 2006 as its General Manager of Sales and Commercial.

Following his stint at Melbourne, he joined the London 2012 Organising Committee in August, 2007, making him one of the longest serving members of the team.

His responsibilities included leading all client partnerships with 55 sponsors and constant communication with the British Olympic Association, the British Paralympic Association, and various public sector partners, such as Greater London Authority, Visit London and UK Sport.

Also, his roles over the past 18 months include ensuring a smooth integration of the London 2012 commerical programme into the general Games delivery operation.

Glasgow 2014 Chief Executive, David Grevemberg, said: “Glasgow 2014 will be a world-class sporting and cultural celebration full of opportunities for Scotland and I am delighted to welcome Ty as part of our winning team,” said Grevemberg.

“Ty brings with him a wealth of delivering experience at the highest levels of international sporting events.

“His knowledge, experience and leadership will all be great assets to the Organising Committee in delivering on our ambitions of an outstanding Commonwealth Games for Glasgow and for Scotland.”

Speer said: “Glasgow 2014 is a dynamic and exciting opportunity for Scotland and I am thrilled to be part of what will be a great success story for the city and for Scotland

“I look forward to maximising all opportunities to deliver an outstanding sporting and cultural celebration of which Scotland can be proud.”

Chris Townsend, the Commercial Director of London 2012, said:  “Ty has made a valuable contribution to the overall success of the London 2012 commercial programme, both in generating income, and in providing delivery leadership for our Commercial Partners

“I am sure he will commit himself to the success of Glasgow 2014.”

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