Commonwealth Games Federation appoints Claire Carver-Dias Regional Vice-President for the Americas

Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) and Commonwealth Sport Canada (CSC) are proud to announce the appointment of Claire Carver-Dias as CGF Regional Vice-President for the Americas until the 2024 General Assembly. Claire has more than 20 years of dedicated service to the Commonwealth Sport Movement, both on and off the field of play. She has served on a variety of Commonwealth Sport Canada Committees and in 2014 was elected to the Commonwealth Sport Canada Board of Directors, becoming President in 2022. A decorated athlete in her own right, Claire won multiple medals at international competitions, including two gold medals in synchronized swimming at the 2002 Commonwealth Games. In 2018, she led Team Canada as the Chef de Mission, with the team equalling their best ever medal haul. She also served as Co-Chef de Mission for Team Canada at the 2022 Commonwealth Games. Claire is an active contributor to several multi-sport organizations in Canada, including the Canadian Olympic Committee, Coaching Association of Canada, AthletesCan and Olympians Canada.

Chris Jenkins, President of the CGF said: “We are delighted to have such a highly respected, athlete-centric, sport leader, and communications and marketing expert, join the Commonwealth Games Federation’s Executive Board. Her extensive experience and commitment to innovation, good governance, and clear communication will be invaluable as we work to implement Commonwealth United, our Strategic Plan 2023-34.”

Claire Carver-Dias expressed her excitement: “I am deeply honoured to have been appointed and will work hard to advance the Commonwealth Sport Movement.” 

Alongside her work in sport, in 2004 Claire launched Clearday, her own communications coaching consultancy, combining her appreciation of effective business coaching techniques and keen understanding of teaming, performance management, brand and communications to help corporate leaders and their organizations acheive their full potential.