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Scott resigns as Glasgow 2014 chief- 28 Jun 2011 00:00:00

The chief executive officer of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games organising committee John Scott has resigned after admitting breaking rules over accepting gifts and hospitality from a potential supplier.

Scott leaves his position with immediate effect, with chief operating officer David Grevemberg taking charge of the organising committee until a permanent CEO is appointment.

A statement from the organising committee said that Mr Scott deeply regretted his mistake.

Lord Smith, chairman of Glasgow 2014, 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 today for an error of judgement 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 OC ahead of his own at this time'.

Smith explained that because Mr Scott was largely responsible for setting the committee's standards of governance, he felt he could not continue in his role as chief executive under the circumstances.

The chairman concluded: ‘Now we must look to the future.  We have a great team in the Organising Committee and a strong relationship with our Games Partners’.  

‘We are on track and on budget and do not intend to let the pace of our preparations drop’.

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