The ASC Board is the accountable authority under the PGPA Act. The ASC Act provides for between eight and thirteen Board members, appointed by the responsible Minister, including an ex-officio Commissioner representing the Department embracing the Federal Sport Portfolio.
Alisa Camplin-Warner was appointed as Deputy Chair on 27 June 2017 following the resignation of Mr Mark Stockwell as Deputy Chair and Commissioner on 2 March 2017. During 2016–17
Mr John Wylie was re-appointed as Chair until November 2020 and Mr Pat Farmer had his term extended until February 2020.
Consistent with the ASC’s focus on increasing female representation on sporting boards, four of the nine current ASC Commissioners are women.
Mr John Wylie AM - Chair
John Wylie is principal of investment firm Tanarra Group and was previously CEO of the Australian business of global financial services firm Lazard. He co-founded advisory and investment firm Carnegie Wylie & Company in 2000 which was acquired by Lazard in 2007, and before that was chair of investment bank Credit Suisse First Boston in Australia. In these roles, Mr Wylie has advised companies and governments globally for more than 30 years.
Mr Wylie is president of the Library Board of Victoria, a trustee of the Rhodes Scholarship Trust at Oxford University, and a Director of the Melbourne Stars Big Bash League cricket team. He was formerly chair of the Melbourne Cricket Ground Trust, and in that role chaired the MCG Redevelopment Steering Committee for the 2006 Commonwealth Games.
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 is an active sports participant, especially running and cycling, and is an accredited junior cricket coach. A personal sporting highlight was running the New York City Marathon in 2000 in three hours 20 minutes.
Mr Wylie was appointed as ASC Chair in September 2012 and was reappointed to that role in 2015 and again in 2017 for a further three-year term to 2020. He is also Chair of the ASC Governance and Executive Performance Committee.
Ms 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 a non-executive director of the Collingwood Football Club, Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation and the Olympic Winter Institute of Australia. Ms Camplin-Warner holds a Bachelor of Information Technology with a Business Major, is a high performance and resilience consultant, regular keynote speaker and workshop facilitator, sports commentator and co-founder of the charity Finnan’s Gift. Ms Camplin-Warner was chair of the Australian Sports Foundation from 2009 to 2014.
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 flag bearer at the opening ceremony. Ms Camplin-Warner was the Australian Olympic Committee chef
de mission for the inaugural Winter Youth Olympic Games in 2012 and is the performance manager for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games 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. On 27 June 2017 she was appointed Deputy Chair of the ASC Board.
The Hon. Pat Farmer AM
Pat Farmer, best known as the only man who has run continuously from the North Pole to the South Pole (2012), is a multiple world-record holder for endurance running.
He has also run around and across Australia and New Zealand, the length of India and Vietnam, around the Middle East (2014) and across North America. Mr Farmer served eight years as a Member of Australia’s Parliament, with three years as Parliamentary Secretary for Education, Science and Training.
Winner of ‘Achiever of the Year’ in 2000 and National Geographic’s Adventurer of the Year in 2012, Mr Farmer has raised millions of dollars for causes during his 30-year running career, including Lifeline, Cancer Council, Australian Red Cross, Diabetes Australia and the Nani Khali Foundation for education of female children in India.
Mr Farmer was appointed to the Board on 7 November 2014.
Mr Andrew Plympton
Andrew Plympton continues to undertake a wide range of business and sport administration activities.
He has 40 years background principally as a CEO or chair in the financial services sector, experience as chair or non-executive director with nine ASX-listed companies and numerous senior roles in sport.
Mr Plympton has been a competitive sailor at the highest level for more than 45 years. He has won a world championship, and numerous Australian championships in one design and ocean racing yachts.
Previous positions in sport include eight years as chair of St Kilda Football Club and eight years on the Australian Olympic Committee. He was the longest-serving president of Australian Sailing (seven years), and is a life member of both the St Kilda Football Club and Australian Sailing.
Mr Plympton was appointed to the ASC Board in January 2011 and was reappointed in November 2015. He is Chair of the ASC Finance, Audit and Risk Committee.
Ms 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), and 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, Ms Bates is highly sought as a motivational speaker, and as an 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 the member of the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee.
Mr Stephen Moneghetti AM
Steve Moneghetti 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-10 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 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 2001–10 he served as Chair for the Victorian Institute of Sport, and he 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. He is vice president on the executive board of the Victorian Olympic Council.
He 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. In 2017 he was inducted into the Athletics Australia Hall of Fame.
Mr Moneghetti was appointed to the Board on 22 June 2015 and is a member of the ASC Governance and Executive Performance Committee.
Ms Jennifer Morris OAM
Jennifer Morris is a recently retired Partner of the Consulting Division of Deloitte with 13 years’ experience, specialising in complex large-scale business transformation programs and strategy development. Recently Ms Morris changed career direction and took a senior role at the Minderoo Foundation,
as Chief Executive Officer of The Walk Free Foundation. As part of her role she is also co-leading the Bali Process Government and Business Forum working with foreign ministers across 45 countries in the Indo-Pacific region and the most senior and influential business leaders to eradicate modern slavery.
Ms Morris has senior corporate governance experience and is a non-executive director of Fortescue Metals Group, was a director of the Fremantle Football Club for six years, chair of WA Government peak health promotion body Healthway, and was a board member of the Western Australian Institute of Sport for seven years.
Prior to her career at Deloitte, Ms Morris was as an integral member of the Australian Women’s Hockey Team, where she won Olympic gold medals at the Atlanta 1996 and Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.
Ms Morris was appointed to the Board on 22 June 2015 and is a member of the ASC Governance and Executive Performance Committee.
Ms Danielle Roche OAM
Danielle Roche is a former field hockey player who played for the Hockeyroos at the peak of their success when they won gold at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.
Ms Roche holds a Master of Business Administration and has served as a director with Hockey Australia and is a current director with the St Kilda Football Club.
She was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 1997 for her service to sport.
Ms Roche is an investment advisor with Ord Minnett and has held finance and commercial positions with Telstra; has been a director at global financial services company UBS; a partner at Evans and partners; and a director of a privately owned fraud and risk management business.
Ms Roche was appointed to the ASC Board on 4 May 2016.
Martin Bowles PSM (Ex-officio)
Martin Bowles was appointed as Secretary of the Department of Health on 13 October 2014.
Previously Mr Bowles was the Secretary of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, overseeing the management of migration, humanitarian, citizenship and visa policy and program, managing the lawful entry, stay
and departure of people crossing the Australian border and managing the Immigration Detention network and regional processing centres.
Mr Bowles previously held the positions of Deputy Secretary in the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency and the Department of Defence.
In 2012 Mr Bowles received a Public Service Medal for delivering highly successful energy efficiency policies and remediation programs for the Home Insulation and Green Loans programs.
Prior to joining the Commonwealth Mr Bowles held senior executive positions in the education and health portfolios in the Queensland and New South Wales public sector.
Mr Bowles has a Bachelor of Business degree, a Graduate Certificate of Public Sector Management and is a Fellow of the Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants.
Mr Mark Stockwell - Deputy Chair
Mark Stockwell is an Olympic and Commonwealth Games swimming medallist. He was also an AIS scholarship holder from 1982–84 and in 1987. Mr Stockwell studied engineering and commerce at the University of Queensland, and economics at the Australian National University.
After his retirement from swimming in 1992, Mr Stockwell joined the business established by his parents Bill and Necia Stockwell. As managing director,
Mr Stockwell has seen the company diversify as an investor, developer, builder, project manager and property manager of industrial, retail, commercial, residential and leisure developments.
Mr Stockwell is a former president of the Property Council of Australia, Queensland Division, and served on the national board for two years. Mr Stockwell was also previously the chairman of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Organising Committee.
Mr Stockwell is Chairman of Trade and Investment Queensland, the Queensland Government’s export and foreign investment agency which assists international companies to invest in Queensland and local businesses to expand into new markets. Mr Stockwell is also a trustee of the Stockwell Foundation.
Mr Stockwell was appointed to the ASC Board and as the Chair of the Australian Sports Foundation in June 2014. On 18 January 2015 Mr Stockwell was appointed Deputy Chair of the ASC Board. Mr Stockwell resigned from the ASC Board on 2 March 2017.
The ASC Board met formally on six occasions throughout 2016–17.
Throughout the year the Board continued to oversee a range of strategic priorities aimed at addressing the challenges facing our sector and identifying opportunities to ensure that more Australians are engaged in sport, and that we remain one of the world’s pre-eminent sporting bodies. Under the guidance of the Board, the highly popular and effective Sporting Schools program continued to grow, with more than 5,600 schools delivering the program across Australia. We have also been working closely with our state counterparts to further align the high performance network, and work more closely towards shared, common goals that support athletes, coaches and sports.
In the second half of the year the Board was actively engaged in leading the development of a new strategic direction for the ASC, one that will enable it to continue to lead the sector in high performance and participation, and ensuring that we can continue to support sports with improved governance and leadership capabilities. This work is ongoing and will remain a key focus as we lead into 2017–18.
Other activities overseen by the Board included a range of ASC governance and compliance related matters such as the endorsement of the ASC’s Financial Statements, the ASC’s Performance Statements, the ASC Annual Report and Corporate Plan.
|Name||Position||Meetings eligible||Meetings attended|
|John Wylie am||Chair||6||6|
|Mark Stockwell*||Deputy Chair||4||4|
|Alisa Camplin-Warner oam**||Member/Deputy Chair||3||3|
|Pat Farmer am||Member||6||5|
|Jennifer Morris oam||Member||6||6|
|Stephen Moneghetti am||Member||6||6|
|Danielle Roche oam***||Member||1||1|
|Martin Bowles psm||Ex-officio||6||5|
*resigned 2 March 2017
**leave of absence 1 July 2016 — 1 January 2017. Appointed Deputy Chair 27 June 2017.
***leave of absence 20 March 2017 — 6 May 2017
Throughout the year officials from the Department of Health attended several Board meetings in an observer capacity.
Finance, Audit and Risk Committee
The ASC Finance, Audit and Risk Committee advises the Board on matters relating to ASC financial management and strategic planning, efficiency, physical assets, risk management and all aspects of internal and external audit, compliance matters, and NSO finances.
During the reporting period the Committee, chaired by Andrew Plympton, continued to have a particular focus on reviewing and reporting on NSO finances, reviewing the ASC’s financial statements, monitoring the ASC’s PGPA Act legislative compliance, oversight of the ASC’s capital and infrastructure projects, and overseeing the internal audit program.
The Finance, Audit and Risk Committee met on six occasions during 2016–17.
|Name||Position||Meetings eligible to attend||Meetings attended|
Governance and Executive Performance Committee
The ASC Governance and Executive Performance Committee advises the Board on better practice corporate governance for the ASC and NSOs, and on executive performance and remuneration issues.
During the reporting period, the Committee had oversight of the CEO recruitment process; continued its focus on governance reform in sport; established and monitored strengthened performance objectives for the CEO, AIS Director and General Manager, Participation and Sustainable Sports; conducted a Board performance self-assessment; reviewed the ASC’s approach to talent management; and, monitored Board and ASC senior management conflict of interest declarations.
The Governance and Executive Performance Committee met five times in 2016–17.
|Name||Position||Meetings eligible to attend||Meetings attended|
|John Wylie am||Chair||5||5|
|Alisa Camplin-Warner oam*||Member||2||2|
|Jennifer Morris oam||Member||5||5|