A total of five new members have been appointed by the organisers of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games to the Legacy and Benefits (LAB) Committee.
The cross-partner group was set up to ensure that the city, region and country maximises the benefits of hosting the games.
The new additions join a group made up of representatives from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Birmingham City Council, West Midlands Combined Authority, Coventry City Council, and the Commonwealth Games Federation.
The new recruits include Fleur Sexton, a managing director and co-founder of a training provider, Casey Bailey, assistant head teacher at Windsor Academy Trust and Anisa Morridadi – founder and chief executive of Beatfreeks Collective.
They also include , an accessibility specialist who has worked closely with the transport sector and Nicola Ibbetson, the chief commercial officer at Aston Villa.
The LAB committee is chaired by John Crabtree, who also chairs the Birmingham 2022 Board.
He said: “We are delighted to confirm our new recruits and we’re pleased to have added five people that bring very different knowledge and experience but all share a passion for ensuring that the city of Birmingham and the West Midlands maximises the opportunities that hosting a globally significant event like the Commonwealth Games brings.
“I’ve been very impressed with the enthusiasm that they have all already demonstrated, and we feel lucky that we have been able to attract such talented individuals.
“I’d like to thank everyone who applied to be part of the committee. It was extremely difficult to choose only five new members and we are very grateful that so many people expressed an interest in getting involved.”
Jon Robinson – Senior Digital Staff Writer