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New appointments to drive change at Athletics Australia
Kitty Chiller and Tracey Gaudry have been appointed to two newly created General Manager positions at Athletics Australia.
Gaudry will become the General Manager, Commercial & Growth while Chiller takes on the role of General Manager, People & Culture, on a part-time basis, complementing her existing commitments as the Chef de Mission of the Australian Olympic Team.
Announcing the appointments, Athletics Australia Chief Executive Phil Jones stated “athletics is embarking on a period of significant change, beginning with the engagement of the community in the development of a long-term vision and plan for our sport.
“Having the right people in the right places is essential. Kitty and Tracey, both leading sports administrators with great knowledge and experience, have exactly the skills we need in our team to lead the development and execution of the plan.”
Responsible for the development and driving of core values and behaviours within the sport, Chiller will work as a change agent across the entire athletics community, with the further development of relationships with key stakeholders.
Chiller stated “I am very excited to be joining the executive management team at Athletics Australia.
“There is a clear mandate for change and I very much look forward to contributing to the sport, to help ensure a sustainable and successful future, where all stakeholders and contributors feel both valued and valuable.”
Gaudry will focus on building greater brand recognition and appeal, driving the growth of athletics with targeted, increased investment through commercial programs in participation, high performance and competition.
Welcoming her appointment, Gaudry stated “I look forward to contributing to the growth and prosperity of athletics in Australia with a refreshed, high calibre team.
“We are embarking upon a mission to deepen the relationship between the sport, business and the community to bring about greater financial investment in athletics and autonomy for Athletics Australia and its stakeholders. We plan to build the athletics movement in Australia across elite performance, recreational sport and active participation throughout communities nationally.”
Simon Hollingsworth, the Australian Sports Commission Chief Executive, reflected on the importance of the new appointments, concluding “the Australian Sports Commission welcomes the recruitment of both Kitty and Tracey by Athletics Australia. We have been vocal in our call for change within athletics given the recent reviews into the sport. To see such comprehensive action being taken is very positive.”
2nd March 2015 - INDEPENDENT REVIEW CALLS FOR MAJOR CHANGES TO ATHLETICS IN AUSTRALIA
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