The DCMS (Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) has announced the appointment of two new members to the Organising Committee board for Birmingham 2022, plus job opportunities and more.
Ama Agbeze MBE and Professor Geoff Thompson DL MBE have been appointed by the Secretary of State, Oliver Dowden, to join the Birmingham 2022 board.
Originally from Birmingham, Ama captained the gold-medal winning Team England netball team at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, and also won bronze in Melbourne in 2006. Ama is already involved in Birmingham 2022 as an ambassador for our community programme,United By Birmingham 2022 and will also now serve as Chair of the Athletes’ Advisory Committee.
Geoff is a five times world karate champion and well-established sports administrator, with experience in the bidding, hosting and legacy planning of major events, including the Manchester 2002 and Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. He has been appointed as deputy chair of the Birmingham 2022 board. John Crabtree OBE and Chairman of the board said: “I am very much looking forward to getting their input, insight and ideas as we ramp up delivery of the Games.”
In keeping with opportunity, jobs at every level have also been announced by the Organising Committee team: The Head of Inclusion and Engagement position closes on 3rd March and of course is an important appointment.
This role will report directly to the Chief Executive, ensuring that Birmingham 2022 continues on its journey to further embed our EDI strategy and action across the breadth of the full business. The successful person for this role will provide proactive leadership, expertise and direction for EDI activity across the Organising Committee ensuring a comprehensive action plan is developed and implemented.
Amongst the 20 different jobs that have been announced this week, there are positions at a multitude of levels, including Executive Assistant, Legal Counsel, Director of HR and Administrator in the Ceremonies, Culture and QBR team.
There is also an online Commonwealth Community Supporter’s Forum taking place on Thursday 25th February between 10am and 12noon. This will be a chance for individuals and community groups to find out a bit more about the many programmes we have coming up, how they can get involved and to give us some feedback. The session will be held over Teams for obvious reasons, and interested parties should email Shah directly, with “Community Supporter’s Forum” in the subject line.
If you know somebody who may be interested, pass on the message! Together we can continue to help spread the word about jobs, contracts, and the many other ways to be involved in the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.