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Weimar Elected CEO Of 2026 Commonwealth Games

Weimar Elected CEO Of 2026 Commonwealth Games

The Organising Committee for the 2026 Commonwealth Games in Victoria has announced Jeroen Weimar as its CEO.

With extensive senior experience, Weimar is set to oversee the build-up and delivery of the Victoria 2026 Commonwealth Games.

Inclusive of managing venues, services, logistics, partnerships, as well as media, broadcasting and communications oversight, Weimar said he is excited by the appointment as CEO of the organising committee.

“I’m excited to lead a team that will work hand in glove with local communities to deliver Victoria 2026 – celebrating the Commonwealth’s greatest athletes and our state’s rich culture and diversity,” Weimar said.

Publicly recognised for his recent contribution as Victoria’s COVID-19 response operational leader from July 2020, Weimar’s move also comes off the back of roles as CEO of Public Transport Victoria and head of transport services at the Department of Transport.

Previous roles in the United Kingdom saw Weimar as chief operating officer of Transport for London in the lead up to the 2012 Olympic Games.

Working alongside the office of the Commonwealth Games, the bodies will liaise with relevant stakeholders such as local councils to ensure Victoria’s hosting is streamlined effectively.

Commonwealth Games Federation president, Dame Louise Martin, expressed congratulations towards Weimar’s senior role.

“I would like to congratulate Jeroen on his appointment as Victoria 2026 chief executive officer,” Martin said.

“The CGF look forward to working in close partnership with Jeroen and his team to stage a unique multi-sport event for the state, the country and the Commonwealth,” she said.

Is it estimated the 2026 Commonwealth Games will boost the Victorian economy by $3 billion and create over 7,000 jobs.

Weimar’s role appointment comes after regional Victorian towns were announced to hold the majority of the 2026 events.

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