The Prospective Australian Athletics Board
The appointment of directors to the prospective inaugural board, subject to Member approval, is critical to the success of establishing the new unified organisation, ensuring effective leadership, particularly in its first year of existence. Both Little Athletics Australia and Athletics Australia have committed to ensuring the governance of Australian Athletics meets the Sport Australia Governance principles.
The Board will comprise of 10 directors with equal representation from both organisations. Jan Swinhoe, current Deputy Chair of Athletics Australia has been appointed by the prospective directors to the position of Chair of Australian Athletics and Colin Segota, current director of LAA, has been appointed as Deputy Chair.
An independent Nomination Panel, which included representatives from AA and LAA and respective member associations, has undertaken a robust process to appoint ten directors, comprised of members from the Boards of AA and LAA, all of whom have knowledge, skills and experience across a range of different industries to propel our sport forward and achieve the purpose of Australian Athletics.
The Australian Athletics Board will commence operation, subject to State and Territory Member associations approval later this year, with the LAA and AA boards continuing to operate until a full transition has been made.