Media Release

Dr Peter Harcourt appointed as CGF Medical Advisor

Dr Peter Harcourt has been appointed as the new Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) Medical Advisor where he will chair the Anti-Doping and Medical Commission and join the Executive Board. 

Dr Harcourt, an Australian medical doctor and specialist sports and exercise physician, is one of the leading professionals in his field with decades of experience working in international sport.

He currently chairs both the International Cricket Council (ICC) Medical Advisory Committee and the Federation of International Basketball Associations (FIBA) Medical Commission whilst being a member of the Prohibited List Expert Group of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). 

He also holds the roles of Medical Director of the Australian Football League (AFL), Chief Medical Officer to Basketball Australia and Anti-Doping Medical Officer to Cricket Australia. 

Dr Harcourt has worked across the Commonwealth Games in various capacities including when he was a member of the CGF Medical Commission for Gold Coast 2018. He was also Chief Medical Officer at Melbourne 2006 and Chair of the Commonwealth Games Australia (CGAus) Medical Commission while he has attended multiple Commonwealth Games as well as Olympic Games as a team medical officer. 

He was appointed CGF Medical Advisor following an international search for applicants. 

CGF President Dame Louise Martin DBE said: “I am delighted to have the highly respected Dr Peter Harcourt as our new Medical Advisor.

His significant experience working in numerous high-profile medical roles across international sport is unparalleled. 

He will make a positive impact to the CGF as Chair of the Anti-Doping and Medical Commission and as a member of our Executive Board.”

Dr Peter Harcourt said: I am very pleased to be taking up the CGF Medical Advisor role.

I have been involved with the Commonwealth Sport Movement in various capacities for over two decades and look forward to using my knowledge and experience in order to help the CGF fulfil its vision and mission.” 

Dr Harcourt will begin the role immediately, succeeding Tan Sri Dr Manikavasagam Jegathesan of Malaysia as CGF Medical Advisor. Dr Jegathesan retired from the position at the CGF General Assembly in Rwanda in 2019. 

About the CGF

The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) is the organisation that is responsible for the direction and control of the Commonwealth 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. 

For more information please contact:
CGF Media and Communications Manager
Tom Degun
+ 44 (0) 7788 580790
t.degun@thecgf.com

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