Louise Martin

Chair of SportScotland

Louise is Vice Chair of the Organising Committee, and represents Commonwealth Games Scotland on the Glasgow 2014 Board, in her capacity as the Immediate Past Chair.

She has a long and ongoing association with the Games as an athlete, team manager and administrator. She competed in the 1962 Commonwealth Games in Australia, making the swimming finals in the 100m and 200m backstroke.

Her leadership role in bringing the Games to Glasgow during the Bid was crucial.

Louise was elected as a board member to Commonwealth Games Scotland (CGS) in 1995 and was CGS Chair from 1999 until November 2007, when her term came to an end in line with CGS constitutional requirements. The first woman to hold this post with CGS, she is also currently the Commonwealth Games Federation Honorary Secretary, having been re-elected for a third term in November 2007.

In 2003 Louise was awarded the CBE in the New Year’s Honours List for services to the Commonwealth Games.

Louise was awarded the most prestigious Loving Cup for Services to Glasgow by the city’s Lord Provost.

Louise has previously served two terms on the sportscotland board and was appointed to the Scottish Institute of Sport board in September 2007. Following the merger of the Scottish Institute of Sport and sportscotland in February 2008, she was co-opted onto the sportscotland board and appointed its Chair.

Louise is also the Chair of Scotland’s Sports Hall of Fame Committee.

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