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Thursday, September 05, 2019
Simons Elected CGF Americas Region Vice President

Dame Louise Martin DBE has been re-elected Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) President for a second four-year term at the Federation’s General Assembly in Kigali, Rwanda.

Bermuda’s Olympic Association President Judy Simons was elected as the Americas Region Regional Vice President.

Dame Louise (Scotland) was re-elected by acclamation by delegates at the Kigali Convention Centre four years after she took up the role in 2015, when she became the first female to hold this office in the history of the Commonwealth Sports Movement.

She has a long and distinguished association with the Games as an athlete – swimming for Team Scotland at the Perth 1962 Commonwealth Games – and thereafter as Team Manager, Administrator and Honorary Secretary.

The quadrennial elections saw three CGF Vice-Presidents elected: Kereyn Smith (New Zealand) Chris Jenkins (Wales) and Bruce Robertson (Canada).

Three new Regional Vice-Presidents were also elected to the Executive Board: Americas with Simons (Bermuda), Asia with Chris Chan (Singapore) and Europe with Harry Murphy (Gibraltar).

The three other Regional Vice-Presidents were all re-elected: Africa with Miriam Moyo (Zambia), Caribbean with Fortuna Belrose (Saint Lucia) and Oceania with Hugh Graham (Cook Islands).

Elections also took place for every position on the Sports Committee: Africa electing Sani Ndanusa (Nigeria), Americas electing Linda Cuthbert (Canada), Asia electing Lt. Gen. Syed Arif Hasan (Pakistan), Caribbean electing Ephraim Penn (British Virgin Islands), Europe electing Helen Phillips (Wales) and Oceania electing Craig Phillips (Australia).

In addition to the elections, the General Assembly saw the approval of a refreshed Transformation 2022 strategy and the continued evolution of the CGF’s Governance and Regulations.

Deliberations took place to further evolve the Commonwealth Games Sports Programme while the new CGF Brand and Logo was formally showcased for the very first time.

A list of the newly elected Executive Board and Sport Committee is below:

President (One Position):
• Dame Louise Martin DBE (Scotland)

Vice President (Three positions):
• Bruce Robertson CM, CPA, CITP (Canada)
• Kereyn Smith MNZM (New Zealand)
• Chris Jenkins (Wales)

Regional Vice President (One position per region):
• Africa: Miriam Moyo (Zambia)
• Americas: Judy Simons J.P (Bermuda)

• Asia: Chris Chan (Singapore)
• Caribbean: Fortuna Belrose (Saint Lucia)
• Europe: Harry Murphy MBA (Gibraltar)
• Oceania: Hugh Graham (Cook Islands)

Sport Committee (One position per region):
• Africa: Sani Ndusa (Nigeria)
• Americas: Linda Cuthbert (Canada)
• Asia: Lt Gen Retired Sayid Arif Hasan (Pakistan)
• Caribbean: Ephraim Penn (British Virgin Islands)
• Europe: Helen Phillips MBE (Wales)
• Oceania: Craig Phillips (Australia)
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