Australian Commonwealth Games Association (ACGA) CEO Perry Crosswhite AM has stepped down from his role.

“Mr Crosswhite is unequivocally one of Australia’s foremost sporting leaders and we have an enormous amount of admiration for the role he has played in developing sport in this country,” said Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) CEO Mark Peters.

“He has made the transition from outstanding sportsman to outstanding administrator.

“He has led the Australian team in five consecutive Commonwealth Games and played a major part in the successful bid for both the Melbourne 2006 and Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games™ (GC2018).

“Mr Crosswhite will remain on the GOLDOC Board as a representative of the ACGA.

“We look forward to continuing to draw on his great wealth of experience as we journey towards delivering a great Games in 2018,” he said.