Management teamThe Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games™ team led by CEO Mark Peters has expanded with the appointment of three general managers to head up key functional areas in the Organising Committee.
The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation will be based in Gold Coast City with employment commencing in 2012. Roles will be extensively advertised on the Games website and in the media. The majority of employment opportunities will start in 2014 – 2015.
Chief Executive Officer
Mark Peters has played a significant role in sport development in Australia over the last decade. Whether it has been through his term as CEO of the Australian Sports Commission or his service as President of the Australian Baseball Federation, Mark has left an indelible mark. He has championed increased sport and physical fitness programs in schools and carried the torch for the Green and Gold on the international stage, seeking to bring landmark global sporting events to Australia and challenging Australia’s sport system to sustain our international performance on the international stage.
With an extensive portfolio of leadership and management experience in tourism, events, sports systems and organisation governance and structure, Mark was most recently CEO of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Bid Company which was successful in bringing the 2018 Commonwealth Games to the Gold Coast. Mark is now the Chief Executive Officer of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Organising Corporation.
Mark has a Business Degree, Graduate Diploma in Recreation Planning, is a graduate of Harvard University’s Advanced Management Program and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
General Manager, Venues and Operations
Ian comes to us from the position of General Manager, Operations for Stadiums Queensland. Ian takes up the position of General Manager, Venues and Operations and brings over 20 years of executive level experience in the planning, construction and management of key sporting infrastructure, including commercial operations to the Games. He will contribute an outstanding expertise in a vital area of the Commonwealth Games operation and its ultimate success. Ian was also a major contributor to the development of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Candidature City File.
General Manager, Finance and Business Services
To deliver corporate services to the Organising Committee Helen Moore has been appointed General Manager, Finance and Business Services. A fully qualified accountant, Helen has over 20 years senior leadership experience in the semi-government sector. Having worked with Gold Coast City Council as Director Organisational Services, she is well versed on the issues facing the city. Her experience as Tourism Queensland’s Executive Director Corporate Services is directly relevant to her areas of responsibility which include: finance, information management, human resources, procurement, legal and risk management. Helen has held senior roles with Seqwater and Port of Brisbane Corporation.
General Manager, Marketing and Communications
Andrew started in global major events in the early 90’s as PR Manager for Sydney’s successful bid to host the 2000 Olympic Games. Since then, Andrew has worked in a variety of senior roles in global major events, sport, tourism and financial services. He has worked internationally and domestically on Commonwealth and Olympic Games; FIFA and Rugby World Cups and, the National Football League in the USA. His experience spans across sponsorship, government, organising committee and sport’s governing bodies and a period leading communications for Australia’s international tourism marketing organisation. Andrew came to Gold Coast from the San Francisco where he was Visa Inc’s Head of Global and USA, Marketing and Sponsorship Communication.