David Grevemberg CBE - Host City speaker

David Grevemberg CBE

Position: Chief Innovation and Partnerships Officer, Centre for Sport and Human Rights

David Grevemberg CBE is currently the Chief Innovation and Partnerships Officer, a critical role in expanding Centre for Sport and Human Rights (CSHR)’s drive to embed respect for and protection of human rights across the global sports ecosystem and events around the world. David works with the CSHR team to lead projects that drive positive change in sport, including education and training initiatives and overseeing development of major new initiatives.

David joined the Centre after 6 and a half years as Chief Executive Officer of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF), the organisation responsible for the Commonwealth Games, Commonwealth Youth Games and many other initiatives that inspire Commonwealth athletes to drive the ambition and power of all Commonwealth citizens through sport. Previously, David was Chief Executive of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Organising Committee, with ultimate managerial responsibility for the organisation’s successful preparation and staging of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. He was the chief liaison with national and local government and many other stakeholders, and played a leadership role developing and innovating a variety of sport, commercial, cultural, community engagement, corporate social responsibility and legacy programmes.

Before that, David was the Executive Director of Sport and International Federation Relations at the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) headquartered in Bonn, Germany. A former competitive wrestler, during his career he has also served as a coach, athlete agent, team administrator, consultant and Board member.