Professor Gillies highlights GCUs support for Commonwealth Games

18 July 2014

The Principal has been invited to the Opening Ceremony of the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

The Principal has been invited to the Opening Ceremony of the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Pamela Gillies CBE will represent GCU at a number of high profile events surrounding the Commonwealth Games.

She will join more than 200 delegates at The Commonwealth Games Business Conference on Tuesday, July 22 and Wednesday, July 23 at the University of Glasgow. Discussions will focus on global issues and opportunities, such as employment, skills and improving financial services for business. Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin, and Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, will deliver the keynote speeches.

The Principal has also been invited to the Opening Ceremony of the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Wednesday evening as a guest of Cisco, the Official Network Infrastructure Supporter.

On Thursday, July 24, Professor Gillies will attend a Glasgow Chamber of Commerce address by Dame Tessa Jowell DBE MP, the former Olympics Minister who championed London’s successful Olympic Games in 2012.

Later that day, the Principal will take part in a Scottish Government event to highlight the roles of women, education and the Commonwealth, hosted by the Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP.

Professor Gillies said: “I am absolutely delighted to be able to represent the University during this historic time for our city, particularly at the Opening Ceremony for the Commonwealth Games. 

"At GCU, we have carried out a wide range of activity to support and complement the Games, and I am looking forward to highlighting these achievements with various stakeholders during these engagements. I hope that as many colleagues as possible enjoy the Commonwealth Games, and that this extraordinary event delivers a lasting legacy for Glasgow.”


GCU and Glasgow 2014

To find out more about GCU and the Commonwealth Games visit GCU’s dedicated Glasgow 2014 pages.