Thursday, June 23, 2011

Louis Rosa to deliver Glasgow 2014 Queen's Baton Relay

Glasgow 2014 announces today that event management expert Louis Rosa will lead on one of the Commonwealth Games’ greatest traditions and the most complex event outside the Games themselves – the Queen’s Baton Relay.

The Queen’s Baton Relay has been the curtain-raiser to every Commonwealth Games since Cardiff 1958 and is a powerful representation of the unity and diversity of the Commonwealth of Nations. It symbolises the gathering of people from across the Commonwealth at the four-yearly festival of sport and culture.

Glasgow 2014 Chief Executive John Scott said“Louis has an unrivalled track record in planning and delivering some of the most vibrant, logistically challenging and technologically advanced relay events the world has ever seen.

“He has a terrific history in multi-sport Games and it is with delight that I welcome him to Glasgow 2014 where he will once again be challenged to deliver a vital aspect of what will be an outstanding Games for Glasgow and for Scotland.”

Louis Rosa added:”I am thrilled to join the Glasgow 2014 team and I look forward to the challenge of producing the baton relay. I am sure that it will be an event that Scotland will embrace as its own and be a source of pride for all Scots as the relay travels throughout the Commonwealth and Scotland.”

Louis brings with him experience of seven major multi-sport Games with specific expertise of complex Baton Relay’s from two Commonwealth Games (Manchester 2002 and Delhi 2010) and Torch Relay expertise from the Beijing 2008 Olympics, two Winter Olympics (Torino 2006 and Vancouver 2010) and the Doha 2006 Asian Games.

He has also garnered experience from the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games and other major sporting occasions such as the 2003 Rugby World Cup where he managed the 100 day promotional build-up billed as the “True Colours Tour”.

A true global specialist in complex international events, Louis is proficient in every area of the process, directly managing and leading on every aspect from concept through to implementation and delivery including the recruitment of baton-bearers.

Louis is also a qualified accountant and has also held senior event and finance positions for numerous Games and other events organisations over the last 15 years.

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