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About Us

The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) was established in January 2012.  The portfolio sits with the Queensland Government Department of Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games and is overseen by the Honourable Minister, Jann Stuckey MP. Working with Government and Game’s partners, GOLDOC’s role is to plan, organise and deliver a great Games in 2018.

Vision

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

Mission

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.

Objectives

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. 

 

 

GOLDOC Board

 

Nigel Chamier OAM
Sam Coffa AM JP
Dennis Chant
Stephen Conry
Perry Crosswhite AM
Glynis Nunn-
Cearns OAM
Mike Victor OAM
 

 

 

 

GOLDOC Management Team

 

Mark Peters

Helen Moore

Ian Whitehead

Cameron Murray

 

Brian Nourse

   

 

 

GOLDOC Head of Division

Danny Baade - Head of Security
Barry Gyte - Head of Transport
Ralph Ord - Head of Games Operations
Anita Palm - Head of Sport
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.

Mr 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.  Mr Chamier 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, Mr Chamier 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. 

Mr Chamier 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. 

Mr Chamier 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.

Mr Coffa 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, Mr Coffa 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
Managing Director, Gold Coast Airport

Dennis Chant has acted as 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.

Mr Chant 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, Mr Chant is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Institute of Engineers Australia.  

 

 

Stephen Conry

Board Member, Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation
Australian CEO and International Director, Jones Lang LaSalle

Stephen Conry is the Australian CEO and an International Director of Jones Lang LaSalle, Australia’s largest commercial property services firm. 

Prior to his appointment as CEO, Mr Conry held various senior leadership roles with the firm over 30 years including on the National Executive since 1999. His professional specialties include commercial development feasibility, marketing, valuation and investment consultancy, acting on behalf of major developers and institutional investors in the commercial property sector. 

Mr Conry has held board positions with several organisations and is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Australian Property Institute and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.   

 

 

Perry Crosswhite AM

Board Member, Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation
Chief Executive, Australian Commonwealth Games Association.

Perry Crosswhite is Chief Executive of the Australian Commonwealth Games Association (ACGA) and holds 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, Mr Crosswhite 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 is 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, Mr Crosswhite 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, Mr Crosswhite 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. 

 

 

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, Ms Nunn-Cearns 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, Ms Nunn-Cearns 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)

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

 


GOLDOC Management Team

The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games™ team led by CEO Mark Peters has expanded with the appointment of two 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. 

Mr Peters 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.

Mr Peters 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

Ms 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, Ms Moore 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 and Operations

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, Mr Whitehead 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

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.

 

 


Sustainability

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 

 

 

 


Contact Us

We'd love to answer your questions and hear your feedback. Please refer your correspondence to the appropriate channel below:

 

Suppliers

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 www.business.qld.gov.au/commonwealth-games 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.

For more information please email: procurement@goldoc.com

 

Volunteers
We will require the energy, enthusiasm and friendliness of 15,000 volunteers to help deliver a great Games in 2018 but we are not quite ready to take on registrations just yet. To stay up-to-date subscribe here or for further enquires please email: volunteer@goldoc.com

 

Employment
Employment opportunities with the Games will be advertised in print and via the employment section of this site. For other enquires please please email: jobs@goldoc.com

 

Media
For media and public relations enquiries please email: media@goldoc.com

 

General Enquiries
For all other general enquires please contact the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation on: info@goldoc.com

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation
T: + 61 7 5583 5800       
F: + 61 7 5583 5811

Courier: Level 5, Corporate Centre One, 2 Corporate Court, Bundall QLD 4217

Postal: PO Box 8177, GCMC QLD 9726


Links

Government

Queensland Government
City of Gold Coast
Australian Government
Embracing 2018

Gold Coast

Gold Coast Tourism 
Tourism and Events Queensland  
Tourism Australia 

Commonwealth Games

Australian Commonwealth Games Association 
Commonwealth Games Federation   
Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games 

 

 

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