Robin O’Neill appointed as General Manager – Team Performance & Delivery


Exemplary sports administrator Robin O’Neill has been appointed as General Manager – Team Performance and Delivery at Commonwealth Games Australia (CGA) after an extensive recruitment process. 

Set to commence next month, O’Neill most recently served as the CEO of Gymnastics Victoria, following on from his previous role as Executive Director, Sports Partnerships, at the Australian Sports Commission. 

He has also held senior leadership positions at Tennis Australia, serving as both their General Manager Community Tennis, before commencing Head of Strategy and Government Relations, and boasts a Master of Business from Deakin University. 

“I’m thrilled to be joining the team at Commonwealth Games Australia and am honoured to lead planning and delivery for the green and gold as we look ahead to a home Games for Victoria 2026,” O’Neill said. 

“I look forward to building on established relationships and networks within the high-performance teams of our member sports and applying major event experiences to strengthen capabilities in team performance and delivery.” 

Commonwealth Games Australia CEO Craig Phillips AM welcomed the appointment, noting the calibre and extensive leadership experience that O’Neill brings to the role within the sport industry. 

“The General Manager – Team Performance and Delivery is a vital part of our leadership team, and we are thrilled to welcome Robin’s experience as we prepare for Victoria 2026,” Phillips said. 

“This role focuses on the crucial area of delivering team success, and with the next Games one on home soil, this will be a focal point for Robin and for the organisation.” 

“Robin has an exceptional skillset honed across an impressive professional career in sports administration and management, and we look forward to the impact he will make to our Commonwealth Games Australia community.” 

O’Neill fills the position left vacant by the retirement of Tim Mahon after the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. 

Commencing on 26 April 2023, he will hit the ground running as CGA prepares to send an under-18 aged team to the 2023 Commonwealth Youth Games in Trinidad and Tobago this August. 



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