CGA President Ben Houston welcomes Kate Jenkins AO as ASC Chair


Commonwealth Games Australia (CGA) President Ben Houston has welcomed Kate Jenkins AO to the role of Australian Sports Commission (ASC) Chair. 

Acknowledging her extensive experience in public service, including a stint as Australian Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Houston lauded her skills across governance, wellbeing, gender equity and inclusivity as critical to sport’s continued progression. 

“Australian sport is committed to improved governance practices and the wellbeing and inclusion of all that participate, with Kate’s unique skill set critical to supporting continued development and improvement,” Houston said. 

“Commonwealth Games Australia welcomes her to the role of ASC Chair, and we look forward to working with her as we activate the green and gold runway to Brisbane 2032.” 

“Kate is committed to public service, and this will benefit sport in its continued effort to see athletes, coaches, officials and fans thrive.” 

Houston also acknowledged the outgoing Chair, Josephine Sukkar AM, for her contribution across the past three years. 

“To Josephine, we say thank you,” Houston added. 

“Her direction as the sector was challenged extensively by the pandemic was commendable, and we welcomed her enthusiasm as crowds and mass participation returned at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.” 

CGA also recognises Dr. Bridie Kean PLY and Nick Green OAM, added to the ASC Board alongside Jenkins.

Kean is a dual Paralympic Games medallist and served as the Paralympic athlete representative during the Brisbane 2032 bid process, while Green is a former Director of both the Australian Olympic Committee and CGA.



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