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Commonwealth Games Board and senior staff appointments announced
Queensland Premier Campbell Newman and Commonwealth Games Minister Jann Stuckey have announced the Queensland Government's nominations for new members of the 2018 Commonwealth Games board.
The announcement follows a Cabinet decision to appoint, for a three year term, Nigel Chamier (as Chairman), Catherine Tanna, Stephen Conry and Dennis Chant.
The Queensland Government's nominations are add to four members of the board nominated by the Australian Commonwealth Games Association.
Following on from the dumping of Mark Stockwell as Chairman of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Organising Committee (CGOC) at the weekend, Premier Newman stated "I have every confidence that this eight member board will have the depth of experience and fiscal discipline to ensure this billion dollar landmark event is delivered on time, and importantly on budget.
"My Government has an obligation to select the best team possible to deliver a world class games in 2018.
"I will be making it clear to the new board that they are charged with the successful delivery of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games on time and on budget."
The Commonwealth Games Host City contract requires the organising committee to be constituted by 11th May 2012.
The board appointments need to go through Executive Council and will be finalised subject to some further administration.
In addition, Gold Coast 2018 CGOC have appointed three general managers to the key areas of marketing and communications, venues and operations and finance and business services with the trio set to play crucial roles as the Organising Committee gears up to host the Commonwealth Games.
The Marketing and Communications Manager will be Andrew Woodward, previously been vice-president of public relations at Visa Inc.
Woodward is joined by Ian Whitehead, as Venues and Operations Manager and accountant Helen Moore who takes up the third key position of Finance and Business Services Manager.
The board includes:
Nigel Chamier OAM (Chairman)
Nigel Chamier is Executive Chairman of NAC Investments Pty Ltd. He has extensive experience in the financial, property and development sectors. Over the past 40 years Chamier has helped to shape some of Queensland’s biggest projects including the $215 million dollar restoration of City Hall, the Central Plaza project, the Riverside Centre, South Bank and the redevelopment of the Ipswich Central Business District. Mr Chamier is also the Honorary Consul for Sweden and was awarded the Polar Star in 2008.
Catherine Tanna is the Chairman of BG Australia, the company responsible for Australia’s biggest coal-seam gas project. Tanna brings a strong business sense to the table, having spent years working out of The Hague while managing the gas interests of energy giant Shell. Ms Tanna was also Director of the Reserve Bank of Australia.
Stephen Conry is the Australian Chief Executive and International Director of Jones Lang LaSalles, the largest commercial property services firm in the nation. Over the past 30 years Conry has specialised in development feasibility, marketing, valuation and investment consultancy. He is also the Vice President of the Brisbane Club and a Director of the Gregory Terrace Foundation.
Dennis Chant is the Managing Director of Queensland Airports Limited. As Director of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Bid Company, Chant played a pivotal role in helping Queensland to secure the event. Mr Chant has extensive experience in strategic planning, aviation, tourism, project management and corporate governance. He is a board member at Events Queensland Gold Coast and also sits on the Gold Coast City Council Business Advisory board.
Salvatore (Sam) Coffa
Sam Coffa has been the President of the Australian Commonwealth Games Association since 1998. He is also the Vice President of the International Weightlifting Federation.
Perry Crosswhite AM
Perry Crosswhite is the Chief Executive of the Australian Commonwealth Games Association. He represented Australia in Basketball at four Olympics.
Mike Victor is the President of the Queensland division of the Australian Commonwealth Games Association. He represented Queensland in the sport of cycling.
Queenslander Glynis Nunn-Cearns is the Executive Director of the Australian Track and Field Coaches Association. She is also the only Australian to have won an Olympic multi-discipline athletics event.
Image: Nigel Chamier (top) and Metricon Stadium reconfigured in Commonwealth Games mode (below).
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