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The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) was established in January 2012.  Working with Government and Game’s partners, GOLDOC’s role is to plan, organise and deliver a great Games in 2018.


To stage a great Games in a great city leaving great memories and great benefits for all.


To conduct an athlete focused Games with excellent competition in a fun and friendly environment with long lasting benefits for the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia and the Commonwealth.


To attract the best athletes to compete in a technically excellent, world class, fun and friendly Commonwealth Games.

To launch the Commonwealth Games into a new decade with an inspiring, memorable and landmark event.

To help our partners make the most of the opportunities presented by the Games.

To engage and harness the enthusiasm of our communities.

To contribute to economic growth by working with partners to promote Queensland tourism, trade and investment.

To present the Games in a creative way that will encourage comprehensive and positive exposure and support. 





Nigel Chamier OAM
Sam Coffa AM JP
Dennis Chant
Perry Crosswhite AM
Dale Dickson PSM
Peta Fielding
Glynis Nunn-
Cearns OAM
Mike Victor OAM
John Witheriff




GOLDOC Management Team


Mark Peters

Helen Moore

Ian Whitehead

Cameron Murray


Brian Nourse




GOLDOC Head of Division

Danny Baade - Head of Security

Fiona Connor - Head of Village Operations

Mark Cutler - Head of Venue Development and Overlay

Barry Gyte - Head of Transport

Ken Minnikin - Head of Marketing

Ralph Ord - Head of Games Operations

Anita Palm - Head of Sport

Mathew Peterson -  Head of Technology

Charles Quelch - Head of Venue Management

Jessica Stein - Head of Workforce

Marcus Taylor -  Head of Communications and Public Relations 

Patsy Trethowan - Head of Games Services


GOLDOC Board Members


Nigel Chamier OAM

Chairman, Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation
Executive Chairman of NAC Investments Pty Ltd.

Nigel Chamier is Chairman of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation and the Commonwealth Games Infrastructure Authority. 

He is the current President of The Brisbane Club and has been Honorary Consul for Sweden since 2000. 

Following a highly successful career with JLL spanning more than two decades, he is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the Australian Property Institute and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Nigel provides high-level guidance to the private and public sectors on property and development matters.

A former President of the Queensland Division of the Property Council Australia, Nigel was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia in 1994 for services to the property industry and in June 2008 was awarded the Royal Order of the Polar Star for Services to Sweden. 

Nigel has recently overseen the acclaimed $215m restoration of Brisbane City Hall and played a major role in the development of landmark Brisbane buildings including Central Plaza and the Riverside Centre on Eagle Street. 

Nigel is a Non-Executive Director of Queensland Airports Limited and chairs the Anzac Square Restoration Committee for The Lord Mayor of Brisbane. 




Sam Coffa AM JP

Deputy Chairman, Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation
President, Australian Commonwealth Games Association
Executive Board Member Commonwealth Games Federation

Sam Coffa has served Australia for more then 40 years as an outstanding athlete and sports administrator.

As a weightlifter, Sam represented Australia at the 1964 World Championships, the 1962 Commonwealth Games (then British Empire and Commonwealth Games) in Perth and the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games.

He was also Victorian Champion from 1959 to 1969 and a six-time Australian Champion.

He was Deputy Chairman of the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games Bid Committee and 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games Organising Committee.

Sam was made a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia for his service to sport, particularly weightlifting, youth and the community.

Across a distinguished career as a sports administrator, Sam has held almost every leadership or administrative-level position within his chosen sport and the Australian Commonwealth Games Association




Dennis Chant  

Board Member, Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation

Dennis Chant was the Managing Director of Gold Coast Airport Pty Ltd and Queensland Airports Limited for 14 years.

During his stewardship, Queensland Airports Ltd (QAL) grew to become the largest operator of regional airports in Australia through its acquisition of the Townsville, Mount Isa and Longreach Airports.

Dennis has four decades of experience in the Australian and international aviation, maritime and tourism industries.

He sits on the board of Tourism and Events Queensland Gold Coast and the Gold Coast Light Rail Business Advisory Committee.

Dennis is also a member of the Tourism and Transport Forum Advisory Board and the World Governing Board of Airports Council International.

A Registered Professional Engineer and former Chairman of Gold Coast Tourism, Dennis is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Institute of Engineers Australia.  




Perry Crosswhite AM

Board Member, Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation

Perry Crosswhite is a former Chief Executive of the Australian Commonwealth Games Association (ACGA) who held responsibility for the funding, organisation and preparation of the Australian Team for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. In addition to senior administration service with the ACGA, Perry has extensive team management experience with four Australian Commonwealth Games teams as Team General Manager at the 1998 Kuala Lumpur, 2002 Manchester, 2006 Melbourne and 2010 Delhi Games where he lived in the athlete’s village along with the athletes and team officials.

He remains one of Australia's most senior sports administrators, having held positions with the  Australian Olympic Committee, the 2000 Sydney Olympics and 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games organising bodies, State and Federal governments, the Australian Sports Commission and the Australian Institute of Sport.

US-born, Perry began his Australian basketball career in 1969 with the Melbourne Tigers Basketball Club and would go on to play more than 300 games for his adopted country between 1970 and 1980.

Naturalised in 1971, he represented Australia in basketball at three successive Olympic Games – Munich in 1972, at Montreal in 1976 and Moscow in 1980, the latter two as Captain.

In June 2007, Perry was made a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia in the Queen's Birthday Awards in recognition of his executive roles with the Commonwealth and Olympic Games organisations and service to basketball as a national and international competitor. 



Dale Dickson PSM

Board Member, Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation
Chief Executive Officer, City of Gold Coast
Director, Gold Coast City Council Insurance Company Ltd


Dale Dickson joined the City of Gold Coast in 1999 and was appointed Chief Executive Officer in July 2003. The City of Gold Coast is the second largest local government in Australia with an annual budget of $1.1 billion, over 3400 employees and serving a resident population of around 535,000.

Dale’s career in local government spans over 30 years and during this time he has worked with a number of Councils, including Melbourne and Brisbane City Councils, Gympie Regional Council and another iconic Queensland tourist destination, Whitsunday Regional Council, as its Chief Executive Officer.

Dale holds a Bachelor of Business in Local Government, a Graduate Diploma of Management and a Master of Public Policy and Management.

In 2014 Dale was recognised in the Australia Day honours list with a Public Service Medal for ‘outstanding public service to local government’.

It adds to his previous awards, including the Governance Professional of the Year Award from the Chartered Secretaries of Australia and Queensland’s top award for leadership in local government by the Local Government Managers Association. 

Dale also played professional Australian Rules football with the Melbourne Football Club from 1982-1986 and the Brisbane Bears from 1987-1989. 



Peta Fielding

Board Member, Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation
CEO and Director, Burleigh Brewing Company

Peta Fielding brings impeccable business credentials and Games organising expertise to the GOLDOC Board.

She is the CEO and Director of Burleigh Brewing Company, which she co-founded with her master brewer husband Brennan Fielding in 2006.

After being awarded the inaugural Bond University Law School Scholarship, Peta practised law at Arthur Robinson and Hedderwicks in Melbourne from 1993-1996.

She then worked for two years in Japan with the Nagano 1998 Olympic Winter Games Organising Committee in team liaison, technology, broadcast, volunteer recruitment and training, as well as the provision of legal and language services.

Following the Games until 2001 she was the Assistant to the Consul-General at the Australian Consulate General in Hawaii.

For the past nine years, Peta has successfully steered Burleigh Brewing Company’s fortunes through testing economic cycles. She directed the business establishment, finances and investments and continues to manage the company’s unique product and brand development.

In 2013 Burleigh Brewing Company was named the Queensland Telstra Business of the Year and in 2014 the company earned the title of Gold Coast Business of the Year.

Peta is the Chair of the Australian Craft Beer Industry Association, a director of the Bond University Council and Chair of the Bond University Alumni Advisory Board.



Glynis Nunn-Cearns OAM  

Board Member, Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation
Executive Director, Australian Track and Field Coaches Association

Glynis Nunn-Cearns’ long and distinguished sporting career spans more than 30 years as an athlete, coach and administrator.

After her dual heptathlon gold medals at the 1982 Brisbane Commonwealth Games and 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, Glynis was granted the Medal of the Order of Australia for service to athletics.

She currently serves as Executive Director of the  Australian Track and Field Coaches Association, Vice chair of the Gold Coast Academy of Sport.  Glynis was the national youth development coordinator and managed a number of youth and junior Australian teams overseas.  She also was a national selector of eight years.  

A qualified secondary Phys Ed/English teacher and Level 5 coach, Glynis has also trained athletes for the World Youth and Junior Games, the Commonwealth Games, World Championships and Olympic Games. 



Mike Victor OAM  

Board Member, Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation
President, Australian Commonwealth Games Association (Queensland Division)

Mike Victor is currently President of the Australian Commonwealth Games Association (Queensland Div) and a Vice President of the  Australian Commonwealth Games Association.

His cycling achievements include a 1987 Meritorious Medal from Cycling Australia and service as Chief Executive Officer of Cycling Queensland from 1985 to 1997 and President of Cycling Australia from 2000 to 2009.

Also a member of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) Solidarity Commission from 1996 to 2010, Mike was Cycling Competition Manager for the Brisbane Commonwealth Games in 1982 and the Melbourne Commonwealth Games in 2006 and a member of the Advisory Committee organising the 2010 World Cycling Championships (WCC), as well as a member of the WCC operations subcommittee.

He has officiated at two Olympic Games, nine Commonwealth Games, seven World Championships and numerous UCI events in Australia, New Zealand and Japan.

In 2005, Mike was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for services to the sport of cycling as an administrator, technical official and event organiser.



John Witheriff

Board Member, Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation
Executive Chairman of Minter Ellison Gold Coast
Chairman of the GoldLinQ PPP Consortium

John Witheriff is one of Australia’s foremost corporate, governance and risk practitioners, sought by both industry and government for his key strategic advice and counsel.

In a prodigious legal and business career, John has amassed high-level insight and expertise in the delivery of infrastructure through the Public Private Partnership (PPP) model.

John is presently Executive Chairman of Minter Ellison Gold Coast and Chairman of the GoldLinQ PPP Consortium, which has delivered and is now operating the $1 billion Gold Coast Light Rail project.

He is the Chairman of the Nexus Consortium bidding for the $1.7 billion road PPP to the West of Brisbane and Director of Plenary Schools, a PPP project building and operating 10 Schools in Queensland.

He is a former Chairman of the Gold Coast Suns AFL Football Club and Director of several prominent government owned corporations including SureSmart Water, the owner of the $1.2 billion Queensland Desalination Plant; Energex Retail and the Queensland Transmission and Supply Corporation.

John has also held key roles within the private sector. For many years he was a Director of Sea World Ltd, the owner of multiple theme parks, and Chairman of the Indy 300 Event Advisory Board. He was also a member of Queensland’s Liquor Appeals Tribunal.

John has garnered many community and government accolades for his contribution to the law and industry, including Gold Coast Citizen of the Year.


GOLDOC Management Team

The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games™ team led by CEO Mark Peters has expanded with the appointment of four General Managers to head up key functional areas in the Organising Corporation.

Mark Peters  

Chief Executive Officer

Mark Peters serves as Chief Executive Officer of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation, a position he accepted after heading the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Bid Company.

His senior sporting administration roles include almost ten years as CEO of the Australian Sports Commission; President of the Australian Baseball Federation; and Executive member of International Baseball Federation. 

Mark has long advocated for increased sport and physical fitness programs in schools and championed Australia’s profile on the international sporting stage, as a competitive nation and host destination for major sporting events.

His extensive portfolio of leadership and management experience covers tourism, events and sports organisational governance and structure.

Mark is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and graduate of Harvard University’s Advanced Management Program.


Helen Moore  

General Manager Finance and Business Services

Helen Moore’s capacity to deliver corporate services to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation has been demonstrated during more than 15 years of senior leadership within the semi-government sector.

A fully qualified accountant, Helen has served as Director of Organisational Services for Gold Coast City Council and Executive Director of Corporate Services for Tourism Queensland and held senior roles with Seqwater and the Port of Brisbane Corporation.

Her areas of responsibility within GOLDOC include finance, information management, technology, human resources, procurement and legal.


Ian Whitehead  

General Manager Venues, Operations and Sport

Ian Whitehead brings more than 20 years of Government and semi-government executive-level experience to the planning and management of key GC2018 infrastructure.

Prior to his GOLDOC appointment, Ian was General Manager, Operations for Stadiums Queensland, where he was responsible for the operational performance of Queensland’s major sporting and recreational infrastructure - a portfolio of nine venues valued at more than $1.2 billion.

He has also held several executive positions with the Queensland Government’s Sport and Recreation Services Department and was Managing Director of the Gold Coast Motor Racing Events Company for 10 years. 

Ian played a major role in the planning of infrastructure and the development of the winning Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games bid.


Cameron Murray

General Manager Commercial, Communications and Marketing

Cameron Murray has more than two decades of senior management experience in media, sales, sports and entertainment having worked for a long list of leading Australian brands since 1988. 

Cameron’s career commenced in direct sales for the Nine Network in Australia and he has moved quickly through the management ranks. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Nine/Prime Television New Zealand, substantially increasing the profitability of the organisation within two years, he was later appointed Managing Director for the Nine Network in Queensland. 

As Head of Commercial Operations for the Gold Coast Titans, Cameron was responsible for the successful launch of the Gold Coast Titans brand and the Gold Coast’s only National Rugby League (NRL) franchise. 

Most recently, Cameron was Chief Executive Officer for Boost Media International before accepting the role of General Manager of Sales and Marketing for James Frizelle’s Automotive Group.

Cameron now oversees the commercial division within GOLDOC, which encompasses marketing, publications, sponsorship, broadcast rights, ticketing, licensing and merchandise .


Brian Nourse

General Manager Planning and Readiness

Brian has more than 20 years’ experience in the delivery and management of international events.

He was involved in the last three Commonwealth Games – as Group Technology Manager for the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games, as technology consultant and advisor for the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games and as Chief Information Officer for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

In his most recent role with the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Organising Committee, Brian was responsible for the Games’ technology services and infrastructure and broadcast operations. He oversaw international broadcast right sales and operational support to appointed rights-holding broadcasters.

Brian has also worked for the Australian Grand Prix Corporation in the role of Engineering and IT Manager where he was responsible for the management and establishment of venue infrastructure, facilities and services for the staging of numerous Australian Formula One Grand Prix and Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix events.




We are committed to showing leadership in sustainability by delivering the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games™ to international standards and to use our learning to inspire best practice both at home and around the world.

Download Towards a Sustainable GC2018 

Download the GOLDOC Sustainability Policy

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Sustainable Goods and Services Guidelines

In accordance with our commitment to sustainability, the GC2018 Sustainable Goods and Services Guidelines  has been designed to provide sustainability guidance information for suppliers.

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The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games™ (GC2018) presents one of the most significant procurement programs for the Queensland Government over the next decade. A large majority of the whole of Commonwealth Games expenditure budget (approximately $2 billion) will relate to procurement activities, offering a wide range of business opportunities for suppliers. Visit the Business and industry portal at to access:

  • tools, tips and training to help develop and submit tenders
  • the forward procurement plan and schedule for GC2018
  • links to the Industry Capability Network (ICN) Queensland Gateway to register and express your interest in relevant work packages
  • links to Queensland Government QTenders to obtain a logon for tender documentation.

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T: + 61 7 5618 2018      
F: + 61 7 5618 2000

Courier: Cnr Heeb Street & Benowa Road, Building Block A, Ashmore QLD 4214

Postal: PO Box 8177, GCMC QLD 9726



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