Commonwealth Games Chief Named as Katie Sadleir

New Zealander Katie Sadleir, currently general manager of women’s rugby at World Rugby, has been appointed the first female chief executive of the Commonwealth Games Federation, the BBC reports.

Sadleir, 57, will play a leading role at the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games.

She competed in synchronised swimming at the 1984 Olympics and won bronze at the 1986 Commonwealth Games.

“I am delighted to be taking up the role at a very exciting time for the Commonwealth Sport Movement,” Sadleir said.

Scotland-born Sadleir has held her role at World Rugby since 2016, where she has been responsible for spearheading the global development of the women’s game.

Original article by BBC Sport, August 17, 2021.

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