Kate Palmer’s passion and
leadership praised


Commonwealth Games Australia wishes to acknowledge and thank outgoing Chief Executive Officer of Sport Australia, Kate Palmer AM for her extraordinary contribution to Australian sport.

Commonwealth Games Australia CEO Craig Phillips said CGA has been fortunate to have had Palmer as a member of its ‘family’ through her previous role as Chief Executive Officer of Netball Australia and as a member of its Board of Management.

“Under Kate’s leadership, Australian sport enjoyed an increased level of cooperation and collaboration.  She demonstrated a strong ability to bring diverse parties together in the pursuit of common objectives.

“She has remained a strong supporter of CGA’s member sports and their athletes in her Sport Australia role and her passion for sport in this country – at all levels – was clearly evident in her approach to positioning Sport Australia as it leads the sport industry into the future for the benefit of all Australians.”

“Leading into the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, Kate was instrumental in facilitating a Memorandum of Understanding between CGA and the AIS.  This relationship was critical to the success of Australia’s athletes on the Gold Coast,” Phillips said.

Commonwealth Games Australia wishes Kate every success with her future endeavours.


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