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Craig Phillips

Board Member, Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation

Craig Phillips is currently Chief Executive Officer, Australian Commonwealth Games Association (2015 – present).

He has more than 35 years’ experience in the sports industry – locally, nationally and globally, including more than 25 years’ boardroom experience, including 9 years as a member of the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) Executive & Olympic Winter Institute of Australia Board.

From 2005 to 2014, Craig successfully led the AOC’s relationship with its 40 member National Sports Federations, the national network of Institutes of Sport and other peak sporting organisations – both nationally & internationally.

He has been involved in the successful planning, management & leadership of 12 Australian Olympic (Summer & Winter) Teams – Barcelona 1992 to Sochi 2014.  Craig’s membership of these teams saw him become the most capped Olympic Team official in Australian sporting history.

Between 2003 and 2013, Craig served as Convenor of 5 editions of the Australian Youth Olympic Festival – a multi sport event for young athletes from Australia, Oceania and around the world.

He is currently a member of the Oceania National Olympic Committees Executive and the GC2018 Sport and Technical Committee and GC2018 Joint Marketing Committee.

Craig holds a Masters of Business Administration and a Diploma of Teaching (PE).