Baseball man appointed Head of 2018 Commonwealth Games

Former Australian Captain and Chairman of the ABL, Mark Peters has been appointed the Head of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation Organising Committee (OC).

Formerly CEO of the successful Games Bid and acting CEO for the corporation, Mark was required to apply for the position and underwent an intensive interview process before his official appointment was signed off by the Governor in Council.

In announcing the appointment, Commonwealth Games Chairman, Mark Stockwell said:

“As CEO of the Bid Peters was instrumental in delivering a winning proposal, has an intimate knowledge of Games operation and brings to the table an unrivalled understanding of sport and sporting administration.

“He has played a significant role in sport development in Australia over the last decade, most recently as CEO of the Australian Sports Commission where he challenged the sporting system to sustain our international performance on the world sporting stage.

“Peters has a passion for sport underpinned by an active involvement on and off the field. He has championed for increased sport and physical fitness programs in schools and sought to bring global sporting events to Australia.”

Adelaide born Mark Peters played and captained the Australian baseball team for more than 10 years and was instrumental in the sport’s growth and development during that period. He has an extensive portfolio of leadership and management experience in tourism, events, sports systems and organisation governance and structure.

He has served as President of the Australian Baseball Federation and Oceania Baseball Confederation, on the Board of the International Baseball Federation and as inaugural Chair of the Major League Baseball Australia Academy Program. He is currently Chair of the Major League Baseball’s Australian Baseball League. In addition, he has worked on a number of international board and committees in the sports development area.

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