Australian Innovative Systems (AISystems) is a multi-award winning, Australian owned leader in the design, production and supply of commercial and residential chlorine generators and water…read more
Peter Conde appointed new AIS Director
Peter Conde, who has overseen Australia’s recent medal surge in Olympic and Paralympic sailing, has been appointed the new Director of the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS).
A key figure in Australia’s successful sailing program since 2005 and the sport’s High Performance Director since 2009, Conde will start in his new role at the end of October.
Announcing Conde’s appointment a being a “strong” move on behalf of Australia’s high performance sport system, Australian Sports Commission Chief Executive Kate Palmer advised “the AIS is the strategic leader for Australian high performance sport and Peter has a proven record for overseeing systems that produce results.
“Peter was recruited to sailing to help transform the sport’s high performance program after it failed to win any medals at the 2004 Athens Olympics and it has since become a standout sport for Australia at Olympic and Paralympic Games. At the past three Olympic Games Australian sailing has achieved six gold medals and five silver, and Peter’s strategic vision has strongly contributed to that sustainable success.
“Peter has already established enormous respect across the Australian sporting system for what he’s done with Australian Sailing and I look forward to working with him to deliver on the future direction of the ASC and AIS.
“Australian sport is at a pivotal but exciting time as the Australian Government develops a National Sports Plan. We have this real opportunity now to help shape the long-term future and sustainability of Australian sport, spanning participation and high performance.”
Conde was a former elite sailor who returned to the sport in a high performance role following an extensive business career as a strategy consultant.
Conde, who previously worked in senior roles for consulting firms such as Boston Consulting Group and AT Kearney, said sport was a driving passion, explaining “I’ve been thrilled to work with Australian Sailing, a sport I’ve had a close connection with my whole life, but I’m excited to broaden that experience to all sport as AIS Director.
“Success in high performance sport does not happen by chance. Supporting elite athletes to realise their gold medal potential requires outstanding support in terms of leadership, coaching, administration and training environments.
“I look forward to working with National Sporting Organisations and peak bodies such as the Australian Olympic Committee, the Australian Paralympic Committee, Commonwealth Games Australia and the National Institute Network so that collectively we can focus on giving our Australian athletes the right support, in the right place at the right time.
“I have great respect for the AIS and what it can achieve in the future. I will hit the ground running, with the Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games at the start of next year, followed by the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.”
Australian Sports Commission Chair John Wylie said Conde’s outstanding record in high performance sport and business strategy made him ideal for the role as AIS Director, concluding “the ASC Board is delighted with the appointment of Peter to this important leadership role in Australian sport. Peter has an exceptional track record of success in his sporting and business endeavours.
“We are confident he will lead the AIS and Australia’s high performance sport system to a new level of excellence and achievement.”
24th August 2017 - AOC PROMISES TO OVERHAUL INTERNAL CULTURE AFTER DAMNING REVIEW
18th August 2017 - AIS PERFORMANCE MANAGER TO LEAD SURFING’S CHARGE TO TOKYO OLYMPICS
18th August 2017 - FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SPORT PLANS OPPOSED BY STATES
9th June 2017 - AIS DIRECTOR MATT FAVIER MOVES TO HEAD HOCKEY AUSTRALIA
7th May 2017 - JOHN LEE APPOINTED CHIEF EXECUTIVE AT AUSTRALIAN SAILING
12th July 2016 - AUSTRALIAN SAILING COMPLETES MAJOR GOVERNANCE CHANGES
25th November 2010 - TOURISM & TRANSPORT FORUM APPOINTS NEW CHIEF
Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?
The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.
However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.
Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.
Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.
Click here to subscribe.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
HG Sports Turf are market leaders in the design and construction of premium sports fields across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. The Sydney Olympics in 2000, 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne,…read more
Ausfit began in 1992, providing software services to the health and fitness sector including ClubWise, a fully hosted web-based product which combines state of the art club management software,…read more
Life Fitness Cardio Life Fitness Strength Hammer Strength Group Cycling Rowers Certified Refurbished Freeweights Benches & Racks Flooring Life Fitness is the global leader in the fitness…read more
Queenax is a leader in functional innovation with its Italian designed and manufactured Queenax functional frames and exercise equipment bring a wealth of different training options to any fitness…read more
Centaman has been a market leader in Enterprise Software Solutions for the leisure and recreation industry and both profit and not-for-profit attractions since 1991. It offers a wide range of software…read more
FitPod is the distributor of iQniter Cardio Training – Powered by Suunto. Started in July 2013, FitPod has establish itself as a premium, service orientated business with a passion for…read more
Solarwise NSW / Dolphin Tech were the first and are the largest Dolphin dealer in NSW with a full service facility and full range of spare parts "on the shelf". We also provide on site…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!