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Triathlon NSW Board
The Board Directors of TriNSW are elected by the Members at the Annual General Meeting.
Comprising the President plus 5 other Interested Directors, those six Directors serve a two-year term on a rolling basis (i.e. 3 positions open for election each year).
Board of Management
The current Board of Management consists of:
President : Grant Leslie (2011-2013)
Interested Director : Jim Prendergast (2007-2012)
Interested Director : John Stroud (2012-)
Interested Director : Glenn Schwarzel (2008-2012)
Interested Director: Cheryl Williams (2011-2013
Interested Director : Karen Malzard (2012-2013)
Independent Director: Tony Archer: (2012-2013)
GRANT LESLIE-PRESIDENT- I have been in the sport since 2005 starting off as a 110kg lounge lizard with the enticer at Penrith - Nearly drowned. Since then I have competed in the Nepean (2 times) Huskisson Long Course (3 times) and the Canberra Half Ironman. In the process lost between 25 and 30kgs depending on where I am in the training cycle.
I was on the Hawkesbury Triathlon Club committee as a member in 2006/07 season, Vice President 2007/08 and current President. Similar roles for many years with the Hawkesbury Baseball Club.
I have been the NSW Branch President of the Australian Water Association for the past 3 years and have a 10 year history on that committee in various roles. This is a not for profit membership driven Association. The NSW Branch is the largest with 1500 member (of 4000) and in the last financial year (just completed) was the only Branch that returned a profit (none of which was derived from membership fees).
My background is in Sales and Marketing and have been associated with the water industry for over 20 years. My current employer is a not for profit company that is the peak industry association of the urban water industry.
JIM PRENDAGAST- Jim has been involved in the sport of Triathlon since his first Nepean Triathlon in 1982. Coming from a middle distance running background Jim found the cross training solved a lot of injury problems and hooked him on the sport. Since that time he has competed in all distances up to Ironman in events around the world. President of the Panthers Triathlon Club for many years Jim has been involved in the administration of the sport as a race director, technical official and recently the board of Triathlon NSW.
Vision for the future:-
- Ensure the sport is appropriately managed to ensure we keep abreast of changes in community expectation, participant requirements and changes in government legislation.
- To promote and encourage new members into the sport. Meet the needs of age group competitors who represent the bulk of our member.
- Develop our juniors and cater for the special requirements of our elite. Jim is a Senior Sergeant with the NSW Police Force.
GLENN SCHWARZEL- I started competing in triathlon as an individual around 1992. I became interested after doing the run leg in a team in the Noosa triathlon in 1991 and then had to learn to swim before I could do my first triathlon over the sprint distance.
I joined Macarthur Triathlon Club and am currently the President. Raced in triathlons all around Australia and competed in several World Age Group Championships over the Olympic distance including Canada and Hawaii.
I’m not crazy enough to attempt Ironman but also compete in other sports including cycling, kayaking, orienteering and adventure racing.
Have a particular interest in age group issues and welcome any inquiries or suggestions for improvements.
CHERYL WILLIAMS- I have been involved in the Sport of Triathlon for some 10 years as a parent of junior competitors (I do not compete myself) I served on the Cronulla Triathlon Club Committee, and currently sit on the NSW Sports Federation Board.
I am employed by Cricket NSW as Human Resources & Player Development Manager, where my primary objective is to ensure that all Cricket NSW contracted players (RTA SpeedBlitz Blues & Lend Lease Breakers, as well as Youth Programs) succeed in their ‘off field’ pursuits through support, education and work experience.
As a Human Resources professional I have a strong sense of ethics, honesty and integrity, I am relied on by the organisation to provide a fair and equitable workplace that demonstrates transparency and sets clear and attainable goals.
I believe that I can offer Triathlon NSW a broad range of skills and experience, I would be proud to serve as a Board member, would be supportive of the Strategic Plan and goals of the organisation, and have a strong voice in shaping the future of Triathlon not just in NSW but Australia.
Tony is well known to most sports followers in NSW as a Multi-awarded International & National Rugby League Referee with experience in refereeing high-level local, state, national and international matches in Australia and overseas.
He is a Qualified Police Prosecutor with extensive experience in representing the NSW Police and providing legal counsel in complex criminal proceedings.
He brings skills and knowledge and experience in relationship building and high performance programs.
He brings many contacts in the sport, media, business and government sectors as well being well-versed in the Best Practices of Sporting Organisations throughout the USA, Europe, Australia & New Zealand