The CGF has appointed Arantxa King as its new ethics officer ©Getty Images

The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) has appointed former athlete and sports lawyer Arantxa King as its new ethics officer, while also confirming additions to its Ethics Commission.

King, from Bermuda, is a member of the New York Bar Association.

As ehics officer King will manage cases that arise under the CGF Code of Ethics and Conduct.

Joining the three people already on the Commission are four new members - Christopher Essilfie of Ghana, Jason Haynes from Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Beng Choo Low of Malaysia and Portuguese lawyer Tiago Carvalho.

Essilfie is the President of the Modern Pentathlon Association of Ghana and previously served as Chef de Mission for the country at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and Rio 2016 Olympics.

Haynes is a sports lawyer and deputy dean at the University of West Indies. 

Low is the secretary general of World Baseball Softball Confederation and the former chair of the Federation Court at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Carvalho is a member of the Board of Appeal of Classification and Legal and Ethics Committee of the International Paralympic Committee and a Board member of the Portuguese Paralympic Committee.

Chair Brian Speers from Northern Ireland, deputy chair Frank Fowlie of Canada and Sue Taylor of Australia are already part of the Ethics Commission.

CGF President Dame Louise Martin said she was
CGF President Dame Louise Martin said she was "delighted" with the new appointments ©Getty Images

"I am delighted we have been able to appoint a new ethics officer and four new members to our Ethics Commission following a global recruitment search," said CGF President Dame Louise Martin.

"It is so reassuring to have found individuals which such skills and experience.

"They will further enhance the Commission as they take on the vital role to uphold the organisation's commitment to integrity, governance and transparency. 

"On behalf of the CGF Executive Board, I congratulate them all on their appointments."

The Ethics Commission is a body separate from the CGF which deals with ethical issues within Commonwealth sport.

"Following the first meeting of the new Ethics Commission, it is clear that we have found some excellent candidates from every region of the Commonwealth," added Speers.

"I am really looking forward to working with all of my colleagues as we develop, review and enforce the framework of ethical principles outlined in the Code."