Ralph Ord joins Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games team

Ralph Ord Mr Ord will be responsible for ensuring venues are delivered on time and budget

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A technical specialist has been appointed to ensure all infrastructure for Glasgow's 2014 Commonwealth Games is delivered on time and budget.

Ralph Ord take up his post of chief operating officer on 29 October.

During his 20-year career, he has held senior roles with the Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004 Olympic and Paralympic Games and 2006 Asian Games in Doha.

Games organiser Glasgow 2014 credited Mr Ord with developing "the definitive technical guide" for games venues.

Mr Ord, who is from County Durham, joins Glasgow 2014 from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games where he was responsible for the delivery of broadcast facilities.

Announcing his appointment, Glasgow 2014 chief executive David Grevemberg said: "He is a well-respected figure across international games management and brings with him a wealth of expertise."

Mr Ord said: "Glasgow 2014 is already demonstrating fantastic momentum and generating tangible excitement and I look forward to being part of a winning team delivering a sporting celebration of which we can all be proud."

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