Position: Director of Sport and Events, Glasgow Life
Billy leads Glasgow Life’s Sport and Major Events portfolio. Building on Glasgow’s position as one of the world’s top five sporting cities, Billy is responsible for managing one of the most significant public sport services in the UK.
One of his key roles is to direct Glasgow’s sporting events strategy, including working with global sports federations to attract major European and World championships.
Billy is the strategic lead for the city’s inaugural 2018 European Championships in partnership with Berlin, the European Indoor Athletics Championships 2019, and the city’s role as one of 13 host destinations for UEFA’s Euro 2020 football championships.
His remit also includes overseeing Glasgow’s wider Major Events strategy and the implementation of the city’s unrivalled portfolio of annual and one-off cultural events.
In 2016/17, more than one million attendances were recorded across a variety of high-profile Major Events delivered or supported by Glasgow Life, breaking new ground in terms of creative and experiential event delivery while supporting key city strategies and economic growth.