Chris Jenkins OBE has been elected as the President of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) during its General Assembly in Singapore. Jenkins secured 64 votes from the 74 member nations and territories, compared to the 10 garnered by his sole opponent, Kereyn Smith CNZM, the former CEO of the New Zealand Olympic Committee and Commonwealth Games Association (NZOC), as well as Vice-President of the CGF.
Chris Jenkins OBE stated: “I am deeply honoured and humbled to be elected President of the Commonwealth Games Federation and would like to thank all those across the Movement who put their trust in me. I would also like to pay tribute to Kereyn for her dedicated service and many years of sporting friendship, which I know will continue long into the future. As a Movement, we will evolve and innovate to encourage more cities to host these wonderful Games. I am committed to managing change, delivering on promises, and making things happen. Working together, we will ensure a sustainable and inspiring future for our Commonwealth Games family.
The President, Mr. Hao Thyn Voon Ha Shun, and Secretary General, Mr. Hedley Han, are representing CGA Mauritius at the Assembly.