We are pleased to announce the appointment of Miles Stewart as the new CEO of Triathlon Australia.
Miles had an extremely successful career as an elite athlete in the sport of triathlon, achieving two World Championships, numerous ITU World Cup wins and a Commonwealth Games silver medal in Manchester in 2002. He had the honour of being the first Australian home in the men’s event at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, finishing sixth overall.
In 2009 he was an inaugural inductee into the Triathlon Australia Hall of Fame.
Miles retired from competitive racing at an elite level in triathlon in 2004, and has since had a successful commercial career, most recently as the Head of Leasing for Charter Hall, a $14.5 billion property funds management business.
He has remained actively involved in the sport by sharing his knowledge, experience and passion with aspiring young athletes. He has been a member of the Triathlon Australia Board since April 2011, with particular responsibilities surrounding High Performance and as the Chairman of the High Performance Committee and member of the Elite Selection Committee.
His strong commercial experience and knowledge and passion for triathlon made him the top candidate to deliver on strategic priorities of the sport including engagement, membership and commercial growth.
His appointment follows a complex recruitment process, undertaken by a selection panel that comprised of Board Directors Ben Houston, David Ferrier, Michelle Cooper and AIS Director Matthew Favier. The extensive nationwide search to fill the vacancy left by Anne Gripper resulted in over 100 applicants.
He said today he was delighted with the appointment.
“Triathlon is a sport that I am extremely passionate about with a rich and successful history in Australia,” Stewart said.
“I look forward to working closely with the Board to achieve the strategic goals of the association, and the team of staff at Triathlon Australia and the State and Territory Associations to ensure triathlon continues to grow and prosper into the future.
“We look forward to Rio with enormous anticipation both for our triathletes and for the debut of Paratriathlon.
“I would also like to congratulate the out-going CEO Anne Gripper for the work and dedication she has shown for our sport over her five years and I look forward to building on the great platform that she has built within the sport during her tenure.”
Miles takes over the position vacated by Anne Gripper following five years of successful leadership at Triathlon Australia. He will commence the role in late October working from TA head office in Sydney.