The Commonwealth Games Federation

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 72 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.


Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II    


HRH The Earl of Wessex, KG, KCVO


Dame Louise Martin DBE


Meet the CGF Executive Board

Meet the CGF Management Team


The Commonwealth Games Federation Executive Board is elected by the member 72 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. Click here to see the full details of all our sub-committees.  

Members of the Executive Board at their Board Meeting in Gibraltar in January 2016

Our Mission

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.

Our Values

We embrace all Commonwealth athletes, citizens, communities and nations
We promote fairness, non-discrimination and inclusion in all that we do
Through impactful, high-performance sport, we help Commonwealth athletes, citizens and communities realise their aspirations and ambitions

Our Plan

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

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Contact Us

Commonwealth Games Federation
Commonwealth House
55-58 Pall Mall
London SW1Y 5JH
United Kingdom