Board activity

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.

Table 10: ASC Board meeting attendence
NamePositionMeetings eligibleMeetings attended
John  Wylie amChair66
Mark Stockwell*Deputy Chair44
Alisa  Camplin-Warner oam**Member/Deputy Chair33
Pat Farmer amMember65
Andrew PlymptonMember66
Jennifer  Morris oamMember66
Stephen  Moneghetti amMember66
Katherine BatesMember65
Danielle  Roche oam***Member11
Martin Bowles psmEx-officio65

*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.