About Us

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…

about us about us

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 the Gold Coast, providing positive, inspiring and life-changing experiences going into the Commonwealth Youth Games 2021 and Birmingham 2022.

Meet the board Meet the board

Ashton Hewitt

Ashton Hewitt Non Executive Director Ashton currently plays professional rugby for regional team, the Newport Dragons, where he made his professional debut at the age of 17 after progressing through the academy system. Alongside his rugby career, Ashton has completed a degree in Criminology, Criminal Justice and Youth Justice, followed by a Masters in Human…

Anna Stembridge

Anna Stembridge Non Executive Director Anna has over 25 years worth of experience competing and working in the high-performance environment, as a former two-time CWG and World Cup international Welsh netball athlete, and a former England squad coach. With this background, as well as having held many leadership and strategic positions within elite organisations, Anna…

David Phelps

David Phelps David Phelps, one of Wales’ greatest shooters, retired from international competition after picking up his second Commonwealth Games gold medal in Gold Coast 2018. David has represented Wales at  5 Commonwealth Games. Winning gold and bronze in Melbourne, 2006, and  12 years later another gold, on his 41st birthday at his final Games…

Wendy Barbour

Wendy Barbour Finance Director Having graduated from Strathclyde University 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 commercial roles, before progressing in 2007 to Head of Marketing. She has also managed and delivered many significant M&A initiatives…

Clare Hoskin

Clare Hoskin Legal Advisor Clare is a Partner at Dolmans Solicitors and provides the Board with Legal Advice. Dolmans have a strong law team and have, for many years been very proud to provide legal support to the Board – through Melbourne, Delhi, Glasgow and now Gold Coast.  Clare describes her role as real privilege…

Claire Warnes

Claire Warnes Independent Board Director Claire was appointed to the CGW Board in June 2016 and then elected to the Board in October 2018. She is a member of the Governance and Risk subcommittee and was a member of the Appeals panel during the selection process for Team Wales in 2018. She attended the Games…

Dr Nicola Phillips

Dr Nicola Phillips Independant Director Nicola has worked extensively with both the Welsh and British teams at Olympic Games and Commonwealth Games for over 25 years. She has leadership experience both nationally and internationally, including roles as Chef de Mission for Team Wales in Gold Coast 2018 and President of the International Federation of Sports…

Craig Maxwell

Craig Maxwell Head of Group Sales and MarketingWelsh Rugby Union & Principality Stadium Craig started his career at the WRU in 2004 as Sponsorship Manager, in 2008 he moved to Global Sports Manufacturer for Under Armour to support their UK and Ireland launch as Head of Sports Marketing UK and Ireland. He returned to the…

Jonathan Morgan OBE

Jonathan Morgan OBE Vice Chair Jon Morgan is a sports and leisure professional with over 30 years’ experience. He served as General Team Manager for Team Wales at the Melbourne and Delhi Commonwealth Games and is currently serving his second term of office as Vice-Chair, CGW. From 2011-2016 Jon also served as a non-executive board…

Anne Ellis OBE

Anne Ellis OBE President (Honorary position) A familiar face in Welsh Sport, an inspirational athlete, coach and administrator. Anne’s vast experience includes being capped 138 consecutive times for Wales, 14 times for Great Britain and captained both Wales and Team GB Women’s Hockey team. Anne also went on to coach Wales and Great Britain and…

Helen Phillips MBE

Helen Phillips MBE Non Executive Chair Helen has recently completed her first full cycle as Chair of Commonwealth Games Wales following her election to Chair in 2013, a year before Glasgow Games and has led the organisation onto Wales’s most successful Games in Gold Coast 2018. Helen is efficacious business woman with a mighty reputation…

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Matt Cosgrove

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. For the last 10 years he has been Performance Director at Welsh Cycling overseeing the performance programme which has produced Olympic, World,…

Cathy Williams

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 numerous International sporting events during her Broadcasting career, including the Commonwealth Games, Glasgow 2014. She…

Chris Jenkins

CEO Chris worked in the City of London as a Director at Rothschild’s for over 20 years before moving back to Wales and joining the Commonwealth Games in 2005. Chris has had many roles within the organisation. At the 2010 Delhi Games and the 2008 + 2010 Youth Games, Chris was the Chef de Mission. …