Former Covid commander to lead 2026 Commonwealth Games organising committee

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Jeroen Weimar will lead the Victorian Commonwealth Games organising committee.

Jeroen Weimar has been appointed as CEO of the Victoria 2026 Commonwealth Games Organising Committee.

Weimar most recently served as the operational leader of Victoria’s COVID-19 response and was previously Head of Transport Services at the Department of Transport and CEO of VicRoads, as well as the former CEO of Public Transport Victoria.

The Victoria 2026 Commonwealth Games Organising Committee will lead the delivery of the Games, managing venues and services, logistics, partnerships and engagement, as well as media, broadcasting and communications.

“I’m excited to lead a team that will work hand in glove with local communities to deliver Victoria 2026 – celebrating the Commonwealth’s greatest athletes and our state’s rich culture and diversity,” said Weimar.

Four regional hubs will be established in Geelong, Bendigo, Ballarat and Gippsland, each with their own athlete’s village and sport program. The regional hubs will host athletes, officials and fans following an Opening Ceremony at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, using Melbourne as the gateway to regional Victoria.

“Jeroen has significant experience in senior public and private sector roles and will bring important skills to ensure the Victoria 2026 Commonwealth Games proudly showcases our state to the world,” said Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula.