Commonwealth Games Wales


Chris Jenkins - Chief Executive

Having worked in the City of London as Director at Rothschild's for 20 years, Chris moved back to Wales and joined Commonwealth Games Wales in 2005. He was Chef de Mission at the Delhi Games in 2010 and the Commonwealth Youth Games in Pune in 2008 and Isle of Man in 2011. Elected to the Commonwealth Games Federation Board in 2011 as Regional Vice President for Europe, he also served on the CGF Co-ordination Commission for Glasgow 2014. A keen rower, Chris coxed Wales at the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh.

Cathy Williams - Games Manager

Cathy graduated from Cardiff Metropolitan University with a BSc Honours degree in Sport Development and went on to become a Personal Trainer and Physical Education Teacher before moving into Sport Broadcast Journalism. She has presented from and reported on a number of high profile sport events including the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Cathy has always had a real passion for sport and is delighted to have landed the role of Games Manager for such a major multi sports event. Growing up she focussed on Athletics, Netball and Football, with one of her highest achievements becoming Welsh Champion in a number of Athletics events. She also enjoyed competing in Gymnastics, Tennis and Swimming for her County as a youngster. She is a fitness enthusiast, having run marathons and even competed in Rodeo events over in Texas.

Olivia Vickery - Games Assistant

Olivia is a full time student studying Marketing at the University of South Wales. After having taken part in a year-long internship with CGW back in 2015, she was then appointed a part time role as Games Assistant. Olivia described the internship as her 'biggest achievement to date and is thrilled to have been kept on, as she has thoroughly enjoyed working with everyone at CGW’. In her spare time, she likes to socialise with friends and family and also loves to travel. As a child, Olivia enjoyed participating in recreational gymnastics where she took part in low-level competitions. In the future, she hopes to have a successful career within Marketing.

Laura Davies - Games Intern

Laura is a full-time student studying Marketing at the University of the South Wales and she is currently undertaking a one-year internship with Commonwealth Games Wales. Laura has described her experience working for CGW as ‘an amazing opportunity which will open so many doors’. She has become involved in the planning and co-ordination of the Queen’s Baton Relay, which is great opportunity to fulfil her future aspirations to have a successful career in Event Management and Marketing.