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TRIATHLON ACT Board
Triathlon ACT Board 2018-19:
The Triathlon ACT Board is responsible for overseeing the organisation of Triathlon, Duathlon, Aquathlon and Multisport events. Each year Board members are elected at the Annual General Meeting and serve a term of one year. The current Board consists of the following people:
President: Steve Hough
After competing with teams in triathlons for a couple of years, I completed my first solo triathlon in 1999. Having found that my fast-twitch fibres no longer existed, I decided that I was best suited to triathlons that gave me plenty of time to finish so I’ve done quite a few ½ Ironman races and 8 Ironman triathlons since then. Short and multi-day adventure races also caught my interest in the mid ‘90s. After being a board member and vice president of the Vikings Tri Club for several years I found myself on the TACT Board (still not sure how that happened), vice president and became president in a period of change within TACT, on the national scene and within Triathlon Australia – that change is still happening. I very much enjoy working with a great bunch of people on the TACT Board and in the TACT office. During that time I also developed a keen interest in the organisation and running of triathlons. After a period of learning how to set up and run a race, including jointly managing the Australian Duathlon Championships in 2007, I “flew solo” as a Race Director several years ago. Hopefully this season will be my last on the race organisation side of TACT so that I can compete in a full season of TACT races – unfortunately, the fast guys in my age group are still racing
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Treasurer: Amanda Power
I completed my first triathlon in 2012 after joining Females in Training and participating in their novice program. Since then I have completed a few sprint and standard distances triathlons and am hoping to do longer distance triathlons in the next few years. As well as Triathlon I enjoy hiking and have done the Everest Base Camp hike as well as the Overland track in Tasmania.
I’ve previously been on the FIT committee and a few years ago joined the Triathlon Board. I’ve been working as an accountant for several years and have worked for various organisations including Volleyball Australia. My current role is the Finance Manager for St John Ambulance Australia and as well as financial management I am also involved in Board governance. I am looking forward to another year working with the great team at Triathlon ACT.
General Member: Angharad Llewellyn
General Member: Alex Hoitink
Throughout school I competed in track and field, swimming and cross-country; never once contemplating taking up the sport of triathlon. It was only when my daughters Grace and Ellie started triathlon back in 2012 that my wife Suzie and I decided to give triathlon a go ourselves. As a family, we have been hooked ever since! I have had some wonderful experiences competing in triathlon, with a stand out being competing for Australia at the ITU World Age Group Sprint Championships in Chicago; an experience I was fortunate enough to share with my family. In November 2017 Suzie and I sold our businesses to a public listed company and I found myself with a lot more time than I was used to. I began looking for opportunities where I could combine my experience in business with the sport that I love and jumped at the opportunity to join the board at Triathlon ACT.
General Member: Matthew Haustead
My dream was to be an elite tennis player and win the Australian Open. Injury scuttled that dream, but the lessons I learned from my time in elite sport - both as a participant and then as a coach - are deeply valuable. I used these experiences combined with a double degree to deliver school programs and events, as an intern for Triathlon ACT in 2015. During this time I raced and was also support crew to my inspirational partner. After doing a stint in the public service in the learning and development sector, I moved across to the private sector with KPMG, where I have been consulting to large government and private enterprise organisations. Outside of my professional life I can be found soaking up the sunshine being active and healthy. I am a keen golfer and enjoy the pressure that comes with sinking the winning putt. I look forward to bringing my experiences in business and sport to the board at Triathlon ACT, to help our community grow.
General Member: Alycia Melder
General Member: Terry Saunder
I was inspired to take up triathlon by my wife, who had raced for several years. My motivation was the experience, sense of community, and challenge, so I quickly moved to long course, with my second triathlon (2012) being a half ironman. I completed my first ironman in 2018. Professionally I was an engineer in Air Force for many years and have been privileged to work with many organisations in diverse roles. This experience, along with being a coach and President of a local paddling club, has developed my skills in leading and governing complex organizations. Throughout my career, I have a core value of focusing on those we are here to help. Having gained much from the sport (including getting over my fear of swimming and wanting to complete more ironman races), I am motivated to give back, thus being involved in the governance of triathlon.