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Australia appoints sports advisory council members

The advisory council will provide strategic advice to Sport Integrity Australia and the Ministry for Sport.
The advisory council will provide strategic advice to Sport Integrity Australia and the Ministry for Sport.

The new entity will oversee integrity matters in sports of all categories in the country.

Australia.- The Australian government has named the nine members who will make up the new Sport Integrity Australia Advisory Council.

Sport Integrity Australia was founded in mid-2020 to advance the country’s sports integrity policies.

The newly appointed advisory council will provide strategic advice to both the CEO of Sport Integrity Australia as well as to the Ministry for Sport.

In a release the government said: “The Advisory Council includes leaders from a wide cross section of sport, governance, government administration, law enforcement and child protection.”

Minister for sport Richard Colbeck said each member of the council brought with them a breadth of experience that would reinforce Sport Integrity Australia’s work to strengthen the framework of sport in the country.

He said: “It follows the Australian Government’s recent investment of AU$10.1m (US$7.8m) to introduce an independent complaints handling process within Sport Integrity Australia.”

Appointed members of the advisory council are: World Sailing vice president Sarah Kenny (Chair), Paralympics Australia CEO Lynne Anderson, Golf Australia CEO James Sutherland, former elite athlete and governance expert Margot Foster, former NSW police commissioner Ken Moroney, former senior public servant Peter Conran, sports consultant and former elite athlete Scott Draper, former national children’s commissioner Megan Mitchell and policy adviser Jason Marocchi.

Colbeck said: “I am particularly pleased to announce Ms Sarah Kenny as Chair of the Advisory Council. Highly regarded for her national and international experience within the administration of Olympic sailing, Ms Kenny is a vice president of World Sailing, and represented Australia at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games in windsurfing.”

Kenny said: “I am looking forward to working with the other highly respected Advisory Council members to bring together our combined experience and knowledge to advise on all aspects of sport integrity and to assist in safeguarding the integrity of Australian sport.”

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