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Ian Reid 'delighted' to be named CEO of Birmingham Commonwealth Games

Ian Reid has been confirmed as CEO of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Organising Committee Credit: Birmingham 2022

Ian Reid has been named the CEO of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Organising Committee.

Mr Reid said he was 'delighted' to be appointed to the role, having been Interim Chief Executive since May last year.

The 41-year-old, who is originally from Scotland, was previously involved in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

He said: “I am delighted to have been confirmed as Chief Executive Officer for the Organising Committee and it’s an absolute honour to have been selected to lead the team.

“Over the past eight months it’s been obvious to me that people from across Birmingham and the West Midlands are excited about the fantastic opportunities that hosting the Games provides. I’m determined that we will deliver an event that the city, the region and the whole country can be proud of and I’m committed to continuing to work closely with all of our partners to achieve this aim.”

The Games are coming to Birmingham in 2022, when over the space of 11 days, athletes will compete in 17 different sports.