Advisory Groups


Athlete Advisory Group (AAG)

Paige Hadley (Netball)

Greg Hire (3x3 Basketball)

Shayna Jack (Swimming)

Tahlia McGrath (Cricket)

Nina Kennedy (Athletics)

Chris McHugh (Beach Volleyball)

Karen Murphy AM (Lawn Bowls)

Anabelle Smith (Diving)

Nathan Tang (Badminton)

Brandon Wakeling (Weightlifting)

Aran Zalewski (Hockey)

Matt Levy OAM (CGF AAC)



Reconciliation Action Plan Advisory Group (RAPAG)

Kyle Vander-Kuyp, Chair

A proud Worimi and Yuin man, Vander-Kuyp is one of Australia’s greatest male hurdlers who competed at four Commonwealth Games (Auckland 1990, Victoria 1994, Kuala Lumpur 1998, and Melbourne 2006) winning a silver medal in the men’s 4x100m relay at the 1994 Games. Kyle still holds the Australian 110m hurdles record of 13.29, which he set in Goteborg, Sweden in 1995. He has also recently been appointed to the Athletics Australia RAPAG. 

Katie Mitchell Sigsworth

A proud Worimi woman, Katie Mitchell Sigsworth won the silver medal as part of Australia’s rhythmic gymnastics team at the Victoria 1994 Commonwealth Games. Katie is currently the High-Performance project coordinator on the Gymnastics Australia RG Commission and was a team member at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. 

Cassie Woods (nee McCall)

Cassie Woods holds a distinct place in Australia’s Commonwealth Games history as the nation’s sole female archery medallist, after winning bronze in the compound bow (individual) event at the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games. 

Steve Moneghetti AM

A four-time Commonwealth Games medallist and legend of Australian athletics., post his athletic career, Moneghetti was named mayor of the Commonwealth Games Village in 2006, a popular appointment, before being appointed as the Australian team’s Chef de Mission at the Delhi, Glasgow, and Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. Moneghetti has served on numerous boards including Commonwealth Games Australia and Sport Australia and was chair of the Victorian Institute of Sport. He also chaired the Commonwealth Games Australia RAP Working Group. 

Jayne Ferguson

Jayne’s business career spans over 30 years with extensive experience as a General Manager, Marketing Director, and Digital Director. She was previously the General Manager Women’s Lifestyle and Entertainment at Bauer Media for six years and led brands such as the Australian Women’s Weekly. She is currently a Partner in a consultancy practice Edit’d, providing specialist advice in brand strategy and development, content planning, website review and development, social media planning and marketing plans. Jayne is a member of the Commonwealth Games Australia Board and Brand and Marketing Committee. 

Karen Milward

A proud Yorta Yorta woman, Karen established Karen Milward Consulting and has extensive experience in the development of Reconciliation Action Plans for sporting organisations, including Athletics Australia, Netball Australia and VicSport, in addition to councils, government and other commercial and not-for-profit organisations. She was appointed in 2020 to lead the development of the CGA RAP.  

Craig Williams

A proud Yugambeh man, Williams is a founding director of the Yugambeh Region Aboriginal Corporation Alliance and was part of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander working group as chairperson that set up Netball Queensland’s first RAP.  

Travis Couch

Travis Couch was the Manager Executive Operations for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation. Travis provided direct advice to the CEO and the executive management team on a variety of matters relating to the delivery of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018). A key focus area was the creation and implementation of the GC2018 Reconciliation Action Plan, a first for any multi-sport Games. 

Dean Heta

A proud Wiradjuri man, Heta joins as a subject matter expert following his recent appointment to as the Victorian 2026 Commonwealth Games Manager of Reconciliation Action Plan within the First Peoples Engagement Branch of the organising committee, and with Couch, will assist the RAPAG in its deliberations as required. 

Commonwealth Games Australia Reconciliation Action Plan

Commonwealth Games Australia continues its commitment to being an active participant in Australia’s reconciliation journey with the launch of its Reconciliation Action Plan.


Performance and Healthcare Advisory Group (PHCAG)

  • Dr Grace Bryant OAM (Chair)


  • Danielle Doyle
  • Kristine Dun


  • Keren Faulkner


  • Dr Peter Harcourt AM


  • Steven Hawkins


  • Julian Jones


  • Dr Mitchell Mooney


  • Clare Prideaux


  • Jessica Stephens





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