Jeroen Weimar, who has held senior governmental and business positions in Australia and the UK, has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Victoria 2026 Commonwealth Games Organising Committee.
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.
Weimar most recently served as the operational leader of the state’s COVID-19 response from July 2020 to April 2022. He was previously Head of Transport Services at the Department of Transport and Chief Executive Officer of VicRoads, as well as the former CEO of Public Transport Victoria.
Before arriving in Australia, he had been the Chief Operating Officer of the UK Bus division of First Group and Chief Operating Officer of Transport for London in the lead up to London 2012 Olympic Games.
The Victoria State premier, Hon Daniel Andrews, said the games organising committee with work closely with the Office of the Commonwealth Games and the two bodies will liaise with stakeholders including regional councils, the Commonwealth Games Federation and Commonwealth Games Australia to ensure ‘regional Victoria shines on the world stage’. State Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula said: ‘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.”