— Published 13 December 2022

An American at the helm of the organization

The deal is closed. After a search of several months, the organizing committee of the Games of Brisbane 2032 has found its general manager. As for the Games of Los Angeles 2028, the post will be occupied by a woman. Cindy Hook (pictured above), 58, an American who has lived in Australia for more than 12 years, was chosen by the board of directors to lead the organization alongside Brisbane 2032 president Andrew Liveris. Cindy Hook arrived in Australia in 2009 and became CEO of Deloitte Australia in 2015. Three years later, she took over as CEO of Deloitte Asia Pacific. She has also held directorships at the Singapore Economic Council and the Great Barrier Reef Foundation. She had left Deloitte last June, with no intentions to return to the business world. “We needed someone who knew how to run a multibillion-dollar business on time and on budget, and how to engage with the community, industry and the private sector,” said Andrew Liveris. We wanted someone who not only knows how to open corporate doors, but for whom the doors are already wide open, across Australia and internationally.” Like the president of Brisbane 2032, the California native signed an initial four-year contract.