Robert joined the organization in 1992 and has performed as a sports administrator, games team manager and more recently the Chef de Mission. In the past 15 years he has served on the mission staff of all four Commonwealth Games and the Commonwealth Youth Games. Aside from his career as a school teacher Robert sits on the board for the Northern Ireland Schools’ Football Association and is a soccer and rugby coach. As an athlete, Robert competed as a rifle shooter on the International circuit.
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Terry has been with the organization since 1996 after a hefty 25 year career with BBC Sport. She has travelled to the past four Commonwealth Games and Commonwealth Youth Games as part of the mission staff. Terry is a Director of the Mary Peters Trust and is involved in the organization of the Belfast Telegraph Awards. A very keen golfer, Terry has been the Honorary Secretary and Lady Captain of Royal Belfast Golf Club. She was the Chairman of Tournaments of the Irish Ladies Golfing Union (Ulster District).
Stewart has been involved with the NICGC since 1999. With extensive experience spanning business, security, personnel and risk management, Stewart brings a wealth of knowledge in sports management and strategic planning. He has attended the Games as General Team Manager. Stewart was also a senior triathlon technical official, coach tutor and trains technical officials within the sport of Triathlon.
Ken Nixon is a former Chairman of the Sports Forum and the past president, current Chairman of Ulster Badminton and a member of the Board of Badminton Ireland. He has volunteered in a variety of roles in the sport of Badminton for over forty years. Ken is a past Chairman of the Confederation of British Sport and a founding director of Sports Resolutions UK, and was elected to the NICGC in 2012. He is also a Trustee of the Mary Peters Trust. He is the NI Sports Forum representative on the key governmental Sports Matters Strategy Group. Ken has extensive experience of the workings of Governing Bodies and Clubs and as a Solicitor brings Legal and Governance skills to the Board.
Since joining the NICGC in 1998, Alison has attended the Commonwealth Games as General Team Manager. She is a former Northern Ireland and Ireland Senior International javelin thrower. Her sport management experience extends to working with Sport Northern Ireland. In addition to her responsibilities on the board, Alison works as a Sport Development Manager at the University of Ulster.
Amanda is the Vice Chair of Gymnastics Northern Ireland; she has also been a technical director and treasurer within the governing body. Amanda has represented NI in many competitions with a highlight at the Commonwealth Games competing in Gymnastics. She is a High Performance Coach for women’s Artistic Gymnastics. She is also a qualified tutor for the British Gymnastics and international Brevet Judge for Ireland and NI. Over the years she has judged at several international competitions for NI and Ireland, there were completions such as the Commonwealth Games (5 times) the European Championships (4 times) 2009 world championship and also several World Cup Events. She has had a career in Accountancy spanning 25 Years, with the last 20 as a personal tax manager of BDO Chartered Accountants but since the start of 2014 she took a career change to become the chief Executive of Salto Gymnastics Center. She brings a great knowledge of risk management, accountancy, sponsorship and funding applications and marketing to the NICGC.
John has been a member of NICGC since 1989 representing Athletics NI where he has been working for more than 30 years. He was an official at the Auckland Commonwealth Games in 1990 and is a current Director of the NICGC Board. As an international athlete, John competed in Cross Country. He is also a board member of the Belfast Marathon. Athletics NI as a chief executives committee and until recently a menber of the board of athletics ireland.
Richard has been involved with the Commonwealth sport judo since 1986; he has attended the 2002 & 2014 Commonwealth Games. He is the current Vice President and the founding member of the Commonwealth Judo Association. Richard is a 5th Dan and former NI and Irish International. He also has a keen interest in Athletics, Swimming, Wrestling and Triathlon. Richard has also been the Head Coach of Coleraine Judo Club since 1980. He has many recognition some on the most notable are Chair of the organizing committee and the 1988 Commonwealth Judo championships, being a member of the organizing committees for world class events held on NI. Furthermore he is a member of the British Judo Association Promotions Commission and also a member of Mentoring group for Irish University Championships. Outside Judo Richard has a wealth of knowledge to bring to the NICGC. As well as his commitment to Judo thought out the years, he has also been a Board Member of the Disabled Sports Association, Coaching NI and Coleraine Sport council. Within his professional life he is a Retired Government Scientist and a Honorary Treasurer NI Branch of Society of Biology.
Johnny is a 2 time Olympian and also represented Northern Ireland 4 times at the commonwealth games winning 1 Silver and 2 bronze and also representing Great Britain at 5 World Championships for fencing. Johnny is a Level 5 fencing coach and was an adviser to the British Fencing Selection panel for the British Fencing Team for London 2012. Furthermore the Managing Director of a sports events, management and consultancy business, Pioneer Group. In 2012 he worked with DCAL to take the position of program manger to oversee the sports delivery schedule for the 2013 World Police and Fire Games. Over the years he has worked with a wide range of international federations, sponsors and strategic partners. Johnny brings a wide range of experience across performance sport both as an elite athlete and coach, with a great knowledge of event management at the highest level.