Robbie Clyde has been appointed head of EventScotland and will take up the position on April 9, 2018.

Clyde is currently a regional director in southern Europe for Scottish Development International based in Paris, overseeing Scotland’s investment and export strategy against the Government’s key sectors. Prior to this Clyde worked with EventScotland as project director of The Ryder Cup.

Paul Bush OBE, director of events at VisitScotland, commented: “I’d like to congratulate Robbie on his appointment as the new head of EventScotland. He brings a wealth of major events and tourism experience and, having worked with Robbie previously to deliver the Ryder Cup 2014, I know he will be a valuable addition not only to EventScotland but to the whole Scottish events industry.”

Clyde added: “I’m delighted to be taking up the position of head of EventScotland, my time working with the organisation to deliver the Ryder Cup 2014 was a career highlight. I am looking forward to returning to take up this new challenge across the broader spectrum in international sporting and cultural events, and continue the great work being done by the organisation to make Scotland the perfect stage for events.”