Commencing next week, the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) Coordination Commission will undertake its latest review of Birmingham 2022 preparations.
The Coordination Commission (CoCom) is responsible for delivery oversight of the Commonwealth Games and tasked with monitoring the Games to ensure it is delivered to scope, schedule and budget.
Undertaken virtually due to the ongoing international travel restrictions caused by the pandemic, this will be the sixth CGF CoCom review of Birmingham 2022.
The CoCom will take place from 2-3 June and will be Chaired by CGF Vice President Bruce Robertson of Canada.
Robertson, a former swimmer who won six Commonwealth Games medals and two Olympic medals, has previously served as CGF CoCom Chair for Melbourne 2006, Glasgow 2014 and Gold Coast 2018. He is also the CGF representative on the Birmingham 2022 Legacy and Benefits Committee.
The other members of the five-person CoCom are Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) Executive Director Andrew Ryan, CGF Chief Operating Officer Darren Hall, former Glasgow City Council Director of Governance and Solicitor to the Council Carole Forrest and Commonwealth Games Scotland Head of Games Operations Elinor Middlemiss.
The CoCom are supported by the CGF Management Team and CGF Partnerships, who have embedded resources integrated in the Birmingham 2022 delivery teams and provide significant previous Games expertise.
CGF CoCom Chair Bruce Robertson said: “Despite the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Birmingham 2022 Organising Committee and the wider partnership have impressively continued to move forward for to ensure the delivery of a fantastic Commonwealth Games in July and August 2022.
With several exciting opportunities coming up, including the imminent launch the Games volunteering programme, we look forward to our latest review of Birmingham 2022 and to providing our guidance and expertise to help support preparations for the event.”
About the CGF
The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) is the organisation that is responsible for the direction and control of the Commonwealth Games, and for delivering on the vision of the Commonwealth Sports Movement: through sport, we build peaceful, sustainable and prosperous communities across the Commonwealth.