David Grevemberg has officially been appointed as the new chief executive of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) today.
Grevemberg is currently chief executive of Glasgow 2014 and will replace Mike Hooper after the New Zealander steps down in August.
He will begin in this new role in November.
He emerged as the leading candidate ahead of three other rivals - all British - at the final interviews conducted by the CGF Executive Board in Dubai yesterday.
Commenting on his new appoint, Grevemberg said: "It will be an honour and privilege to lead the Commonwealth sports movement on the next stage of its journey.
"This is a time of tremendous opportunity for the Commonwealth in which sport has an impactful role to play in empowering, inspiring and connecting nations and people in shared purpose.
"Glasgow 2014 is setting a new benchmark for Commonwealth Games and gives the movement sound foundations from which to build and grow.
"My immediate focus is on ensuring that – together with our Games Partners – we do Glasgow and Scotland proud and deliver the best Games ever, creating a great global stage for Commonwealth athletes to shine and a wonderful festival of sport the Commonwealth can enjoy.
"I look forward to working with HRH Prince Imran, the Executive Board - and the whole Commonwealth Games family – in particular Samoa and Gold Coast, hosts of the next Commonwealth Youth Games and Commonwealth Games.
"I'd also like to pay tribute to Mike Hooper for the commitment he has shown to Commonwealth sport over the past 14 years as the CGF's chief executive."
The announcement was made today by CGF President HRH Prince Imran who said he was "absolutely delighted to have a sports leader of David's calibre join us at this important time for the Commonwealth sports movement."
He added: "He has an excellent track record for delivery and shows a real ambition for harnessing the power of sport within the Commonwealth.
"We look forward very much to the energy, vision and commitment he will bring to the Federation."
The 41-year-old has been a chief executive of Glasgow 2014 since 2011 after joining the Organising Committee as the director of operations in October 2009 and progressing to chief operating officer in July 2010.
Before his time with Glasgow, Grevemberg was the executive director of sport and International Federation relations at the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).
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