The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) is the organisation responsible for the direction and control of the Commonwealth Games and Commonwealth Youth Games, and for delivering on the vision of the Commonwealth Sports Movement: to build peaceful, sustainable and prosperous communities globally by inspiring Commonwealth Athletes to drive the impact and ambition of all Commonwealth Citizens through Sport.
It is an organisation headquartered and incorporated in the UK, but working across 71 member nations and territories. The CGF is based at Commonwealth House on London's Pall Mall alongside, and working closely with, colleagues from the Commonwealth Secretariat, the Royal Commonwealth Society and the Commonwealth Local Government Forum.
Download the Commonwealth Games Federation Constitution
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
HRH The Earl of Wessex, KG, KCVO
Dame Louise Martin DBE
CGF Sport Manager (closes 13 September 2019)
The Commonwealth Games Federation Executive Board is elected by the member 70 nations and territories at the CGF General Assembly. It is a voluntary group of Commonwealth sports leaders committed to driving and upholding the vision, mission, values and responsibilities of the Commonwealth Sports Movement. The CGF President, elected in September 2015, is Dame Louise Martin DBE - the first female to hold this office in the history of the movement.
A number of board sub-committees support the work and mission of the organisation and Executive Board. More details on the CGF Athlete Advisory Commission, CGF Audit and Risk Committee, CGF Development Committee, CGF Governance and Integrity Committee, CGF Performance and Remuneration Committee and CGF Sports Committee can be found here.
To be an athlete-centred, sport-focused Commonwealth Sports Movement, with integrity, global impact and embraced by communities that accomplishes the following:
- We deliver inspirational and innovative Commonwealth Games and Commonwealth Youth Games, built on friendships and proud heritage, supported by a dynamic Commonwealth Sports Cities Network;
- We nurture and develop one of the best governed and well-managed sports movements in the world;
- We attract and build on public, private and social partnerships that widely benefit Commonwealth athletes, sports and communities;
- We champion, through our brand, Commonwealth athlete, citizen and community engagement in everything we do.
The Commonwealth Sports Movement's Strategic Plan 2015-2022 was unanimously approved by all 71 nations and territories at the Commonwealth Games Federation's General Assembly in September 2015. The strategic plan is titled ‘Transformation 2022’ and is segmented into four priority areas that aim to transform the Movement’s predominate focus on hosting the Commonwealth Games to a wider vision to be realised by 2022 that is based on partnership, engagement and value generation. A copy of the plan is available for download below.
The Commonwealth Games Federation Strategic Plan 2015-2022
Download the CGF's Human Rights Statement