Peter Hannon has been appointed as the new head of media and communications at Commonwealth Games England as the organisation continues its preparations for Gold Coast 2018.
Hannon, who started in the role this week, joins from high-performance agency UK Sport, where he worked as public affairs manager for two-and-a-half years having started there in October 2014.
The 32-year-old was previously an external affairs executive for The Football League in England.
"I am hugely excited to be working at Commonwealth Games England and it is a fantastic opportunity," Hannon said.
"It is a fantastic challenge to be part of a great team of people working behind the scenes.
"The organisation are well-respected for the great job they did at Glasgow 2014."
Hannon added that he is looking forward to being part of the Commonwealth Games England Team at next year's Games in Gold Coast, due to take place from April 4 to 15.
The newly-appointed head of media and communications is also hopeful that some athletes who compete at the Commonwealth Youth Games in The Bahamas in July will represent the country in the Australian city in 2018.
"It is a really big job to make sure we have the best prepared team on the Gold Coast and to make sure everything is in place," he said.
"Also, we aren't far away from the Commonwealth Youth Games in The Bahamas.
"Hopefully we will see some athletes pull on the England vest in the Bahamas and then go on to do the same in Gold Coast next year."