Former Team Wales CEO recognised in King’s Honour list
Chris Jenkins, former CEO of Commonwealth Games Wales has been awarded an OBE for his services to sport.
Chris first joined CGW in 2005, later becoming CEO in 2010, having successfully lead Team Wales over the last five games. He also worked on the Youth Games in Pune, Isle of Man, Samoa and Bahamas 2017, and delivered the Queen’s Baton Relay ahead of the Delhi, Glasgow, Gold Coast and Birmingham Games.
Under Chris’ leadership, CGW shifted its focus from a single event that delivers every four years to ensuring sport is relevant in Wales every day. He also held an integral role in the ‘return to sport’ committee in Wales following the pandemic.
Commonwealth Games President, Helen Phillips said ‘Chris thoroughly deserves this recognition for all he has done for sport in Wales, and the commitment he has dedicated to Team Wales over the 17 years has been outstanding. I hope he has a wonderful day and enjoys every second.’
Gareth Davies, Chair of CGW added ‘I would like to congratulate Chris on receiving an OBE for his services to sport, and the 17-year commitment to CGW and sport in Wales is a huge accolade.’
Chris, who will receive his Officer of the British Empire award at Buckingham Palace later this year still holds his voluntary position as Vice President of the Commonwealth Games Federation.