Glasgow Commonwealth Games chief resigns over ‘error of judgement’

John Scott, Chief Executive of the Organising Committee for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014 resigned on Monday after failing to disclose a gift from a potential supplier, thereby breaching the Committee’s Gifts and Gratuities policy.

David Grevemberg, the chief operating officer will step in as acting chief executive until a permanent replacement is found.

Lord Smith, Chairman of the 2014 board said: “John Scott has made an important contribution to the planning of what we believe will be an outstanding Games.

“The board has accepted his resignation for an error of judgment he made in accepting, and not declaring, an offer from one of Glasgow 2014’s potential suppliers, in breach of the organising committee’s strict gifts and gratuities policy.

“I know he deeply regrets this mistake and this was a job that he loved. It is a measure of the man that he has put the values and reputation of the organising committee ahead of his own at this time.

“John was largely responsible for setting the committee’s high standards of governance and he felt he could not continue in his role as chief executive under the circumstances.”

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