Blog: Retirement of Perry Crosswhite AM

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority’s (ASADA) CEO Ben McDevitt acknowledges the distinguished career of Perry Crosswhite who has given more than 40 years to Australian sport as an athlete and administrator.

Perry Crosswhite retires this week after 17 years as CEO of the Australian Commonwealth Games Association (ACGA).

‘ASADA has had a great working relationship with Perry during his time as the head of the ACGA. Over this time Perry worked closely with us to help put in place leading-edge anti-doping programmes for the Australian Commonwealth Games and the Australian Commonwealth Youth Games teams.

‘Perry has always understood the importance of maintaining a strong anti-doping culture amongst athletes representing Australia at the Commonwealth Games and Commonwealth Youth Games.

‘Australia is losing a true great in sports administration and we wish him well in his retirement. It is well deserved,’ said Mr McDevitt.

Perry Crosswhite’s stewardship has been formally recognised with a number of awards including his induction into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame as an administrator in 2003 and presentation of a Member of the Order of Australia for his service to sport in 2007.

ASADA would also like to congratulate Craig Phillips in his appointment as the new CEO of the ACGA. ASADA has worked with Craig for many years in his previous role as Secretary General of the Australian Olympic Committee and we look forward to continuing our strong relationship with Craig and the ACGA.