Responsibility for delivering the World Masters Games 2017 sits with the Local Organising Committee (LOC). In Auckland, the LOC has been established as a subsidiary organisation of Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) – an Auckland Council controlled organisation.
The LOC are tasked with organising every aspect of the Games including developing and delivering the sports programme, creating the social and ceremonial activities, communicating information to participants and public, and recruiting and training the volunteers. The LOC also partners with a significant number of stakeholders and business sponsors to ensure every aspect of the Games experience is world class.
The Board of Directors provide strategic direction and governance oversight in ensuring the organisation of the Games meets all statutory obligations and delivers on key performance metrics as agreed with stakeholders such as the International Masters Games Association, the New Zealand Government and ATEED. The Board of Directors is fully independent, and draws on the skills and experience of many of New Zealand’s most highly qualified and well respected sporting and major events administrators.
The Executive Team have responsibility for the planning and operational delivery of the Games, ensuring participants, partners, supporters and the wider Auckland community judge the event to be well managed, value for money and embraced by the host city. The Executive Team comprise local and international practitioners with senior leadership experience and expertise in a wide array of industries including the delivery of major events and multi-sports competitions.