Financing the Commonwealth Games

Midlands Art Centre (MAC) - Bimingham

17 October, 2022

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm BST


Financing the Commonwealth Games

Location: Midlands Art Centre (MAC) - Bimingham

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    2h 30m

The Commonwealth Games Birmingham 2022 legacy and how the finances were organised.

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Programme outline

Meet Cllr. Yvonne Mosquito, former Lord Mayor of Birmingham and now Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources

She has overall financial direction within the financial strategy developed by the Leader, including best value and appropriate financial, accounting and audit controls and procedure.

The former Birmingham Lord Mayor will reflect on how the legacy of the spectacularly successful 2022 Commonwealth Games.

For example, the rebuilt Alexander Stadium is benefitting more than just elite-level athletes. The Stadium project, now undisputedly the best athletics facility in the UK is much more than bricks and mortar

It is world-class and has the wow factor but importantly it has created many things that aren’t always as visible as a shiny new venue.

From the outset the vision was clear that the redevelopment of the Alexander Stadium was about delivering a state-of-the-art sporting and community facility with real tangible legacy benefits. Commendably, the Stadium was delivered on budget and on time – despite the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic – but just as impressive has been the work with people across the city, not just in Perry Barr.

Cllr Mosquito will also make you aware of achievements not so well publicised such as the creation of a wildflower meadow and installing bird boxes along the canal to a rainwater harvesting system that captures and retains rainwater to clean boots and machinery.

  1. Registration: 18:30 (Refreshments on arrival)

  2. Presentation starts: 19:00

  3. Approximate finish time: 20:30-21:00

Booking information

  • 17 October, 2022 / 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm BST

    Location: Midlands Art Centre (MAC), Birmingham, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham B12 9QH

    Price: £0.00 (CIMA members only)


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  • Cllr. Yvonne Mosquito

    Former Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Cllr Mosquito was first elected as a councillor for Nechells in 1996, which she served for 22 years, and on 4 May 2018 she was elected as councillor for Bordesley and Highgate.

    Prior to being appointed to the ceremonial role of the city’s First Citizen, Cllr Mosquito worked on a range of issues including child sexual exploitation, elder physical and financial abuse, forced marriage and domestic abuse.

    In addition, she previously held the role of Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for West Midlands Police Authority.

    In 2022 Cllr Mosquito became Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources overseeing the £3.8 billion budget for Birmingham the largest local authority in Europe.