Glasgow 2014 appoints Harkness as media chief

Janette Harkness, the former deputy editor of Glasgow’s Herald newspaper, will next month start work as head of media for the 2014 Commonwealth Games organising team.

Harkness also worked as deputy editor on the Evening Times and has also held senior editorial management posts with the Scottish Daily Mail and the Sunday Mail.

She has been director of policy and research at the Scottish Council for Development and Industry since 2009.

“We are delighted to have someone of Janette’s calibre join the team,” said Gordon Arthur, director of communications and marketing for Glasgow 2014 in making the announcement.

“She brings a deep knowledge of Scotland’s media, business and civic landscape and a real passion for Glasgow and the Games.

“With a little under three years to go, we look forward to the contribution she will make to the organisation as we enter this crucial period for Glasgow 2014.

“Janette will build on the work already done to raise awareness of the Games, their impact and the legacy they will leave Glasgow and Scotland.”

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