Scott Dougal as Director of Communications

World Sailing appoints Scott Dougal as Director of Communications


09/02/2022 - 10:43

World Sailing has appointed experienced media and communications strategist, Scott Dougal, as Director of Communications and Digital.

Dougal brings over 20 years of experience working within the sports media landscape. He began his career as a reporter and sub-editor with the Press Association, the multimedia news agency, and the national news agency of the United Kingdom and Ireland, before leading on the development of new editorial products in partnership with commercial, page-ready and digital teams.

His roles at the Press Association saw him work on major events including Olympic Games in Athens, Beijing and Vancouver, Commonwealth Games in Manchester, Melbourne and Delhi, as well as major football tournaments Euro 2008, and the 2010 FIFA World Cup. He also acted as a consultant to the host news agency at Sochi 2014.

Most recently, Dougal was Head of Communications for British Cycling, a position he has held since 2012. He has worked on three Olympic and Paralympic Games and brings expertise across media relations, stakeholder engagement and digital strategy, with a proven track record of driving engagement and growth.

Dougal will take up the new position in April.

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