Perry Crosswhite AM
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.