A former International Table Tennis Player who represented England over 200 times, Don joined CGE in 1997. Don graduated from Loughborough University in 1978 and was appointed National Coach by the English Table Tennis Association.
He worked within the Governing Body for 18 years in a variety of performance related positions. In 1995 he took up the position of Deputy Technical Director at the British Olympic Association, and was involved in the 1st BOA Holding Camp in Tallahassee.
In his time with Commonwealth Games England, Don has undertaken a senior role at all four Commonwealth Youth Games as well as the last five Commonwealth Games.
Pivotal to the roles undertaken by Don has been his relationship with the Governing Bodies, his sports knowledge, his relationship with athletes across all the Commonwealth Sports and his understanding of the multi-sport environment.
In recognition of his achievements, Don was voted on to the Commonwealth Games Federation’s Sports Committee.