Thursday, 21 February 2013

Mark Peters



Mark Peters is a former Australian baseball player and leading Australian sport administrator. In 2012, Peters was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation Organizing Committee.

Peters was born in Adelaide, South Australia. He became a baseball fanatic whilst growing up in Los Angeles, California.[3] He played in the South Australian Baseball League and won the Capps Medal for the 1977/78 season. Peters played in and captained the Australian baseball team for over 10 years. In 2012, he was still playing baseball at the master’s competition level.

Peters has contributed significantly to the development of baseball in Australia as an administrator. Between 1998 to 2001, he was President of the Australian Baseball Federation. Prior to this appointment, he held other Federation Board positions. In 2009, Peters was the inaugural Chair of the Major League Baseball Australia Academy Program and Chair of the Major League Baseball’s Australian Baseball League. Peters has also served as President Oceania Baseball Confederation and Board member of the International Baseball Federation.

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