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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. 
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. John took on the role of Secretary General in 2018. 
Amanda joined the CGNI board in 2014. She has been to 5 Commonwealth Games as a technical officer and was an assisstant team manager at both the 2017 Youth Games and 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. She has been involved in Gymnastics for over 36 years, competing herself at the 1982 Commonwealth Games. Following retirement from competition she became a qualified Level 5 High Performance Coach, qualified tutor/assessor and International Brevet judge. Her former career was in accountancy and taxation with BDO Chartered Accountants. She previously was the Gymnastics NI treasurer and is currently the CEO of Salto Gymnastics Centre. 
Ken is a former Chairman and Secretary of the NI Sports Forum and a past President and Chairman of Ulster Badminton.He has volunteered in the Sport of Badminton for over forty years which includes the Board of Badminton Ireland and the Board of GB Badminton.He was Chairman of the Confederation of British Sport and a Director of Sports Resolutions UK. and other Boards include the Mary Peters Trust and the Northern Cricket Union. 
He was a member of the Government led Sports Matters Strategy Monitoring Group for six years and is Chairman of the Trustees of Lisburn Racquets Club. 
He has extensive experience of the workings of Governing Bodies and Clubs and as a Solicitor brings Legal and Governance skills to the Board. 
 
Anthony has been involved with the sport of Cycling for over 40 years, as a competitor administrator and coach. He has previously been secretary of Cycling Ulster and served a full 6-year term as a Director of Cycling Ireland 2013-19, returning again in 2020 as Honorary Secretary. 
He is the Ulster Track Cycling Coach and has managed the Cycling team at the 2011 Youth Games and 2018 Senior Games, joining the Commonwealth Games Board in 2018. 
 
 

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