Commonwealth Games Wales (CGW) is the lead body for Commonwealth sport in Wales and our membership is made up of the Governing Bodies in Wales.
Commonwealth Games Wales is responsible for selecting, preparing and leading Team Wales at the Commonwealth Games and the Commonwealth Youth Games. For every Games, we aim to deliver the best prepared team possible, create an inspiring environment and provide strong leadership. We also aim to raise awareness of all Commonwealth through engaging every individual in Wales and Welsh communities across the Commonwealth.
We are one of 72 Commonwealth Games Associations who are members of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF). The CGF is the parent body for the Games, responsible for its direction and control and we fully support their mission to ‘unite the Commonwealth through sport’. Commonwealth Games Wales is one of only 6 countries to have competed in every single Games since its launch in 1930.
Commonwealth Games Wales aims to drive forward its plans to continue building on the record success in Birmingham 2022 , providing positive, inspiring and life-changing experiences going into the next Commonwealth Games.
Meet The Board
The former Chair of the Wales Rugby Union has a wealth of successful leadership experience at the highest level, including his current role as Director of Rugby World Cup, University Dean in Leeds, Head of International Business Wales for the […]
Helen has recently completed the cycle of the Chair position for Commonwealth Games Wales following her election as Chair in 2013, a year before the Glasgow Games and has led the organisation to Wales’ most successful Games on the Gold […]
Claire has been a CGW Board member since 2016 and was appointed as Vice Chair in 2023. She is the Chair of the Governance and Risk Committee. She was Chair of Selection for the Birmingham 2022 Games, and a member […]
Non-Executive Director Anna has over 25 years’ experience competing and working in a high-performance environment, as a former netball player for Wales, twice competing in the Commonwealth Games and World Cup, and as a former […]
Non-Executive Director Ashton currently plays professional rugby for the Newport Dragons regional team, where he made his professional debut at the age of 17 after progressing through the academy system. Alongside his rugby career, Ashton […]
Non-Executive Director Zoe Davies is BBC’s Head of Health & Safety (SSR) and was recently on the Board of Directors for Welsh Rowing combining her OSH qualifications with her risk management and governance skillset. Zoe […]
Non-Executive Director Tim is a barrister and the Director of Integrity and Regulation at the British Horseracing Authority. Having previously worked in crime, regulation and sports law representing athletes and governing bodies, he is also […]
Non-Executive Director After graduating from the University of Strathclyde with a degree in Technology and Business Studies, Wendy joined SSE as a graduate trainee in 1989. She worked through a variety of marketing, finance and […]
Non-Executive Director Rhys Williams, former international rugby player and current WRU Business Development Manager.
Non-Executive Director Iwan brings a depth of experience of over 30 years of commercial management in the energy sector. Prior to his retirement in 2021 he was Managing Director of Energy Portfolio Management at SSE […]
Non-Executive Director Fiona is the Chief Executive Officer at the Federation of Disability Sport Wales and has been there since 2017. Prior to joining DSW Fiona had already established a long-standing and committed relationship with disability […]
Athlete Non-Executive Director Leah is former Wales captain and GB hockey international. She won an impressive 183 international caps for Wales, making her the most capped sportsperson in Welsh history. Leah has competed in four Commonwealth Games and retired following her final […]
Meet The team
CEO Rebecca’s knowledge and experience of supporting a team, evolving a robust strategy, and extensive collaboration across a variety of sectors are attributes which are complimented by an engaging and passionate character that will continue to enthuse our work, staff […]
Head of Comms & Engagement 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 covered […]
Head of Games Operations Matt has worked in performance sport for the last 25 years. He started his career with Sport Wales, initially as a physiologist and latterly as Sport Wales Institute Manager. Following this he spent 10 years as […]
Games Assistant Lauren graduated from the University of South Wales in 2022 with a BSc Honours degree in Computer Forensics and an Msc Degree in Computer Forensics in 2024. In 2021, Lauren joined Team Wales as an IT intern for […]