Paul Bush OBE is VisitScotland’s Director of Events, leading the Events Team, Business Events and Industry Development. The VisitScotland’s Events Directorate takes a strategic lead in the Scottish events industry and is responsible for working with partners to attract, bid for and secure major sporting, cultural and business events worldwide; which over the past decade has brought some of the world’s biggest event properties to the country including the Ryder Cup and Commonwealth Games in 2014 and future events such as European Championships 2018, The Solheim Cup 2019 and Euro 2020 Football.
Prior to joining EventScotland in 2003 Paul was Chef De Mission for The Scottish Commonwealth Games team where he managed Scotland’s most successful ever Commonwealth Games team of 245 athletes and officials who secured 29 medals. He was awarded an OBE in the 2007 Queen’s New Year Honours List for Services to Commonwealth Sport.
2015 – Appointed Chairman of Commonwealth Games Scotland
2003 - 2006 – Chef de Mission, Scottish Commonwealth Games Team
2000 - 2002 – General Team Manager, Scottish Commonwealth Games Team
1998 - 2004 – Chief Executive, Scottish Swimming
1997 - 1998 – Team Manager, Great Britain Swimming Team
1989 - 1992 – Team Manager, England Swimming Team