Oliver Dudfield

Head of Sport for Development and Peace, Commonwealth Secretariat

Oliver Dudfield is the Head of Sport for Development and Peace at the Commonwealth Secretariat, the principal intergovernmental agency responsible for advancing and achieving the shared goals of the association’s 53 member governments in advancing democracy, development and respect for diversity.

Through its Sport for Development and Peace work the Commonwealth Secretariat supports countries to strengthen policy and strategy aimed at promoting and protecting the contribution of sport to sustainable development.

Over his career Oliver has worked with multiple UN and intergovernmental agencies, national governments, NGOs and sporting organisations on policy design, strategy and partnership projects.

Prior to joining the Commonwealth Secretariat, he was the General Manager at Vicsport, the leading body for sport and active recreation in Victoria, Australia and was previously the International Development Manager at UK Sport.

He started his career as a basketball coach, working in the national systems in Australia and New Zealand.

Hear Oliver speak at The Value of Sport: Maximising Opportunities in the Commonwealth on 6 April at Commonwealth House.

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