Billy Garrett

Director of Culture Tourism & Events, Glasgow Life

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As the strategic lead for Glasgow Life’s Culture, Tourism and Events portfolio, and previously Director of Sport, Billy is responsible for the promotion of Glasgow as a leading cultural and major events centre with an unrivalled leisure and business tourism offer. 

A key part of Billy’s remit includes directing Glasgow’s Major Events Strategy; working with local and national agencies, major cultural bodies, and UK and global sports federations to attract world-class events to the city. Billy has been involved in the delivery of some of Glasgow’s highest-profile events and their associated cultural programmes; most recently the city’s hosting of the UCI World Cycling Championships (August 2023) and the World Athletics Indoor Championships (March 1-3 2024). 

Billy’s role underpins Glasgow Life’s commitment to improving the mental, physical and economic wellbeing of Glasgow’s communities through the power of culture and sport. 


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