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The Board

John Wylie AM - Chair

John Wylie is Principal of investment firm Tanarra Group. He was previously CEO of the Australian business of global financial services firm Lazard; co-founded advisory and investment firm Carnegie Wylie & Company in 2000 which was acquired by Lazard in 2007; and was Chair of investment bank Credit Suisse First Boston in Australia. In these roles, Mr Wylie has advised companies and governments globally for over 25 years. 

In addition to his role at the ASC, Mr Wylie is President of the Library Board of Victoria, a Trustee of the Rhodes Scholarship Trust at Oxford University, a Director of the Melbourne Stars Big Bash League cricket team, and a member of the Melbourne Grammar School Finance Committee. He was formerly Chairman of the Melbourne Cricket Ground Trust, and in that role chaired the MCG Redevelopment Steering Committee for the 2006 Commonwealth Games. He is a former board member and Honorary Treasurer of the Howard Florey Institute for Neuroscience and a former Director of CSR Limited. 

Mr Wylie holds a Master of Philosophy degree from Oxford University where he was a Rhodes Scholar, and a Bachelor of Commerce with First Class Honours from the University of Queensland. He was made a member of the Order of Australia in 2007.

He was appointed to the ASC Board on 10 September 2012 and is also Chair of the ASC Governance and Executive Performance Committee.


Alisa Camplin-Warner OAM - Deputy Chair

Alisa Camplin-Warner worked globally with the IBM Corporation for 16 years, most recently holding the position of strategy and transformation executive, Global Technology Services.  She is currently a non-executive director of the Collingwood Football Club, Royal Children's Hospital Foundation and the Olympic Winter Institute of Australia. Ms Camplin was also chair of the Australian Sports Foundation from 2009 to 2014. Ms Camplin-Warner holds a Bachelor of Information Technology with a Business Major. She is a high performance consultant, regular keynote speaker, sports commentator and co-founder of the charity Finnan’s Gift.

Ms Camplin-Warner represented Australia in freestyle aerial skiing at two consecutive Winter Olympic Games, winning gold in Salt Lake City in 2002 and bronze in Turin in 2006, where she was Australia’s Opening Ceremony flag bearer. Ms Camplin-Warner was the Australian Olympic Committee Chef de Mission for the inaugural Winter Youth Olympic Games in 2012 and is the Deputy Chef de Mission for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games being held in PheongChang, South Korea.

Ms Camplin-Warner was appointed to the ASC Board on 23 March 2007 and is a member of the ASC Governance and Executive Performance Committee. She was appointed Deputy Chair of the ASC on 22 June 2017.


Katherine Bates

Katherine Bates is a renowned international cyclist who represented Australia at the highest levels of road and track cycling. She now works in broadcasting and maintains a close involvement with the cycling community at the grass-roots and elite levels. Ms Bates has a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) by distance. Katherine has sat on a number of boards including Bicycle NSW, Cycling Australia Women’s Commission and the Cycling Australia Athletes Commission.

On her retirement from professional cycling at the end of the 2011 season, Ms Bates turned her passion and knowledge of sport into a new career, and is regularly seen on Australia’s major networks including Channel 7, 9, ABC, SBS and Fox Sports News.

In addition to her broadcasting duties, Katherine is highly sought as a motivational speaker, and executive coach where she applies the lessons and experience of elite sport to facilitate leadership development in the corporate environment.

Ms Bates was appointed to the Board on 22 June 2015 and is a member of the ASC Finance Audit & Risk Committee.
 


The Hon Pat Farmer AM

Pat is a multiple world record holder for endurance running. He has run from the North Pole to the South, and across Australia, New Zealand, Vietnam and North America. Pat served 8 years as a Member of Australia’s Parliament, with 3 years as Parliamentary Secretary for Education, Science and Training. Winner of ‘Achiever of the Year’ (2000), awarded by Prime Minister John Howard. Pat has raised millions of dollars for causes during his 20 year running career, including Lifeline, Cancer Council, Australian Red Cross and Diabetes Australia. Newly married to Tania Moran, Pat is also a father to two children, Brooke and Dilon.

Andrea Mitchell

Andrea Mitchell has had a wide-ranging professional and voluntary career in the sport industry.

Through her work with the Western Australian Department of Sport and Recreation in the areas of Youth Sport, Organisational Development and Regional Services she has an extensive knowledge and understanding of the business of sport, and the value of sport to the community.

Ms Mitchell has been President of Tennis West, a Director of Tennis Australia and a Director of the Hopman Cup. She has also served on boards for child safety, people with disabilities, aged care, and organising committees for international sporting events.

Ms Mitchell was elected to the Western Australian Parliament and served on committees and as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Mental Health, Child Protection and Disability Services, before being appointed to Cabinet as the Minister for Mental Health and Child Protection.


Stephen Moneghetti AM

Mr Steve Moneghetti AM represented Australia in the marathon at four Commonwealth Games, winning Gold (1994), Silver (1990) and two Bronze (1986 and 1998) medals. Mr Moneghetti achieved three top ten finishes in his four appearances at the Olympic Games (1988, 1992, 1996 and 2000).  He also attended six World Athletics Championships, winning a Bronze medal in the marathon event in Athens in 1997. Mr Moneghetti retired as an athlete in 2000.

Mr Moneghetti was Mayor of the Commonwealth Games Village at the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games and the Australian team's Chef de Mission for the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games. From 2001-2010 he served as  Chair of the Victorian Institute of Sport, and also chaired the Victorian State Review into Physical and Sport Education in schools (the Moneghetti Report).

Mr Moneghetti is active in the corporate community and is currently a sports consultant with his own business.  Steve is also on the executive board of the Victorian Olympic Council. 

Mr Moneghetti received an Australian Sports Medal in 2000 and a Centenary Medal in 2001.  In 2014 Mr Moneghetti was awarded an Order of Australia medal for significant service to athletics as a marathon runner, administrator and mentor to young athletes.

Steve was appointed to the Board on 22 June 2015 and is a Member of the ASC Governance and Executive Performance Committee.


Jennifer Morris OAM

Ms Jennifer Morris was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Fortescue Metals Group in November 2016. Ms Morris is a former Partner in the Consulting Division of Deloitte, where she specialised in complex large-scale business transformation programs and strategy development. Ms Morris holds a senior position at the Minderoo Foundation as Chief Executive Officer of the Walk Free Foundation and part of her role is leading the Bali Process Government and Business Forum. She has senior corporate governance experience and is currently a Commissioner of the Board of Australian Sports Commission, a former Director of the Fremantle Football Club and the Western Australian Institute of Sport. She was also the Chairperson of the Board of Healthway, the government’s peak health promotion body.

Ms Morris was previously a member of the Australian Women’s Hockey Team, where she won Olympic gold medals at the Atlanta 1996 and Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. In 1997, she was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM). She is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of Leadership WA, an affiliate member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, a member of the Vice Chancellor’s List, Curtin University and holds a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Journalism) received with Distinction and completed the Finance for Executives at INSEAD.


Andrew Plympton

Andrew Plympton continues to undertake a wide range of business and sport administration activities. He is chairman of three ASX listed companies, a director of one, and director of an NZX company.

Sport has been a lifelong passion for Mr Plympton, particularly sailing, where he has been competing at the highest level for more than 45 years. He has won a world championship and numerous national and state titles in international classes and ocean racing yachts.

Mr Plympton has held a number of positions in sport administration, including chairman/president for St Kilda Football Club for eight years before retiring in 2000. He was the president of Yachting Australia for more than seven years and was elected to the Australian Olympic Committee in 2008. He was made a director of the Australian Olympic Foundation Limited and is a member of the Audit Committee.

Mr Plympton was originally appointed to the ASC Board in January 2011 and was re-appointed in November 2015. Andrew is Chair of the ASC Finance, Audit and Risk Committee.


Danielle Roche OAM

Danielle Roche OAM is a former field hockey player who played for the Hockeyroos. She won the gold medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics with the Hockeyroos, who were undefeated on the way to the gold medal. The Hockeyroos beat South Korea in the final 3-1.
 
Ms Roche was a Director of Hockey Australia for seven years and holds a Master of Business Administration.  She left Hockey Australia to take up a position on the St Kilda Football Club Board in 2012.
 
Ms Roche has held finance and commercial positions with Telstra and has also been a Director at UBS, a Partner at Evans and Partners and a Director of a privately owned fraud and risk management business.

She was awarded an OAM in 1997 for her service to sport.
 
Ms Roche was born in Melbourne Victoria and was appointed to the ASC Board on 4 May 2016.

Mark Textor

Mark Textor has been the pollster and electoral strategist for seven Commonwealth Prime Ministers and helped build one of the world’s premier campaign and communications consultancies: C|T Group.

Headquartered in London, with offices in Europe, Middle East, United States and Australia, his firm has unmatched high-level relationships with corporate and community leaders across the globe.

Prior to founding C|T Group, Mr Textor was Australasian Managing Director and one of the three founding Asia-Pacific team leaders of Wirthlin Worldwide, a $USD60 million market research and consulting firm, helping to establish offices in Singapore, Hong Kong, Canberra and Sydney.

Under Mr Textor’s Chairmanship, the Amy Gillett Foundation has risen to be one of the most influential and recognized cycling advocacy and safety bodies in Australia. Mr Textor’s leadership has seen a significant strengthening of the foundation’s finances, with strong ongoing corporate sponsorship and event funding initiatives, independent of government financial assistance.

Mr Textor holds a degree in Economics from ANU and is a member of the Australian Market & Social Research Society (AMSRS).


Gabrielle Trainor

Gabrielle Trainor was a founding member of the Greater Western Sydney Giants and appointed an AFL Commissioner in 2016.

A former lawyer, journalist and public sector executive, Ms Trainor has served on boards in the public and private sectors for more than 20 years across areas such as sports, infrastructure, urban development, public transport, tourism, construction, arts and culture, Indigenous advancement and welfare.


Glenys Beauchamp PSM, Ex-officio

Glenys Beauchamp was appointed Secretary of the Department of Health on 18 September 2017.

Ms Beauchamp has had an extensive career in the Australian Public Service at senior levels with responsibility for a number of significant government programs covering economic and social policy areas. She has more than 25 years experience in the public sector and began her career as a graduate in the Industry Commission.

Prior to her current role, Ms Beauchamp was Secretary, Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (2013–2017) and Secretary of the Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport (2010–2013). She has served as Deputy Secretary in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (2009–2010) and the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (2002–2009).

Ms Beauchamp has held a number of executive positions in the ACT Government including Deputy Chief Executive, Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services and Deputy CEO, Department of Health. She also held senior positions in housing, energy and utilities functions with the ACT Government.

She received a Public Service Medal in 2010 for coordinating Australian Government support during the 2009 Victorian bushfires, and has an economics degree from the Australian National University and an MBA from the University of Canberra.


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