Commonwealth Games Canada (CGC) is proud to announce the return of a respected senior sport management professional to its staff team. Scott Stevenson, CGC’s Director of Sport for CGC from 2007 - 2014, will be returning to the organization to lead Team Canada’s preparation for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England.  His main responsibilities will be to work with the Canadian sport community in leading Team Canada’s participation in the 2022 Games, to liaise with the Birmingham Organizing Committee as well as work with games partners such as the Government of Canada and Canadian and international sport organizations.

As Director of Sport in his former role at CGC, Stevenson was responsible for developing comprehensive plans for Team Canada’s participation at Commonwealth and Commonwealth Youth Games. During his tenure at CGC, he not only developed strong relationships with games partners, he launched groundbreaking initiatives. For example, Stevenson was the first in Canadian sport to develop a multi-layered, consolidated planning document for Commonwealth Games missions.

"We are absolutely thrilled to see Scott return to the CGC,” said Brian MacPherson, CEO of CGC. “He was a key leader of Team Canada’s participation at the Delhi 2010 and Glasgow 2014 Games, and he set the bar high for detailed and thorough preparation. As a respected professional within the Canadian sports community, he is the right person to lead our preparations for Birmingham 2022 and I very much look forward to working with him again.”

Stevenson has held several senior leadership positions in Canadian sport – such as Director of Strategic Alliances for Diving Plongeon Canada, where he leads a number of programs within the high performance and National Team areas. He has previously been the organization’s Executive Director for a five-year period in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s and before that, their Athlete/Coach Development Manager.  He also served as the CEO of Synchro Canada and has held many volunteer roles within the Canadian sport community.

"My previous Commonwealth Games’ experiences were incredibly positive,” said Stevenson. “I am very excited to be back with CGC and working on the Birmingham project. I will do everything I can to ensure that we provide a great multisport games opportunity for our Canadian athletes, coaches and other team members.”

The 2022 Commonwealth Games will take place in Birmingham, England, July 27th – August 7th, 2022, and will involve 72 nations competing in 21 sports.