CGA appoints General Managers ahead of Gold Coast 2018


The Australian Commonwealth Games Association (ACGA) today announced the appointment of three General Managers as part of its push towards the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

The appointees to the General Manager roles are:

  • Dianne (Di) O’Neill – Corporate
  • Jonathon Monasso – Marketing & Communications
  • Tim Mahon – Team Performance

Di O’Neill has most recently been the Senior Manager, Finance and Business Operations at Gymnastics Australia following an extensive 20 year career in sports management in gymnastics, cricket and V8 super car racing. O’Neill was a member of Team Headquarters for the Australian Team to Glasgow 2014.

Jonathon Monasso joins the ACGA following a successful stint with Australian Football League (AFL) club Sydney Swans. Most recently Monasso was the Swans’ General Manager, Communications – a position he held from March 2012 to January 2016.

Tim Mahon is currently the High Performance Manager for Shooting Australia – a position he has held since 2013. Mahon has been involved in high performance sport for more than 20 years, holding positions with the Victorian Institute of Sport, Western Australian Institute of Sport and the New Zealand Academy of Sport. He was Section Manager of Australia’s highly successful shooting team at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

“Di, Jonathon and Tim join the ACGA at a very important time in its history. I am excited about the prospect of working with them” said ACGA CEO Craig Phillips.

“Their individual skills and experiences will complement each other extremely well. They will contribute greatly to returning Australia to the position of number 1 Commonwealth Games nation” Phillips said.

O’Neill and Monasso join the ACGA on 4 July while Mahon will commence on 3 October following the completion of his team management commitments with the Australian Olympic and Paralympic Teams to Rio.

By agreement with Shooting Australia, Mahon will undertake project work with the ACGA commencing in late June.



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