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Triathlon NSW Board


The Triathlon NSW Board Directors 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 Directors

The current Board of Directors consists of:

President Glenn Schwarzel (2008-)
Vice President   David Hunter (2016-)
Interested Director  Michael Gleeson (2014-)
Interested Director Lucy Burgmann (2014-)
Interested Director Scott King (2017-)
Interested Director Steven Newman (2017-)
Independent Director

John Stroud (2012-)

   
 Glenn Schwarzel - website 2018 

GLENN SCHWARZEL - PRESIDENT

Glenn became interested in triathlon back in 1991 doing the run leg for a team at the Noosa Triathlon. He had to learn to swim before I could complete his first standard distance triathlon, again at Noosa, in 1999.  Since those early beginnings he’s competed in several standard distance World Championships and 2 Cross Tri World Championships.

Glenn is the President and a Life Member of the Macarthur Triathlon Club and joined the Board of Triathlon NSW in 2008.  He was the Race Director for the Sydney Triathlon Series and the All Women’s Triathlon in 2010/11 and has been the swim manager and race starter for all the NSW Club Championship races held at Forster.

In 2010 he successfully obtained a $500,000 grant to design and build a new triathlon facility in Sydney’s South West.Corporately Glenn held various administrative, accounting, auditing and key client manager roles as a Senior Executive Officer in the Australian Public Service. Glenn retired from full time work in 2014.

Why does he want to contribute to the sport of triathlon as a member of the Triathlon NSW Board?

My involvement in triathlon seems to have grown year on year. I’d like to see the sport continue to flourish supported by a strong club culture and providing opportunities for juniors to develop and learn. I hope I can contribute to that goal.

David Hunter - Profile1


DAVID HUNTER - VICE PRESIDENT

Inspired by the Sydney Olympics, David did his first triathlon in early 2001 and did a number of events for three seasons including an Ironman in 2004. After a 10-year hiatus with marriage and three kids, he resumed his involvement in the sport in 2014 when he and his family moved from Sydney to Orange. He has been an active committee member and triathlete of the Orange Triathlon Club and is the current President. He will be found this season in the middle of the pack in Sprint and Olympic distance races in the Central West. 

David brings project board experience, qualifications in corporate governance, as well as an MBA and business degree (honours). His current professional role is within the NSW Government Department of Industry, located in Orange. Prior to this, David gained strong private sector experience in a variety of executive roles in 11 years in the Sydney head office of Qantas Airlines in finance, operations and strategy.

Why does he want to contribute to the sport of triathlon as a member of the Triathlon NSW Board?

I get so much enjoyment from triathlon, I wish to see our sport grow even further in opportunities for more participation. One of our challenges is to keep our sport in a price bracket for as many of our community as possible.

John Stroud pic

JOHN STROUD  

John has been involved with triathlon since the late 1990’s, starting out as an apprehensive and somewhat reluctant “conscript” into a BRW Corporate tri team.  But then he was hooked!   After joining a local Northern Suburbs Tri Club, and intending to do just short races, he somehow found himself progressively stepping up the race distances – so that by 2004, he was on the start line for the first of what turned out to be five Ironman events!  

Along the way, John became active in the running of his club, holding various Committee positions over some 10 years, including three years as President.  More recently, John has spent more time serving as a Level 2 Technical Official, serving as event Technical Delegate &/or Race Referee. 

John has also become increasingly interested in the broader development of triathlon, seeking to assist in raising its operational professionalism and governance standards towards best practice – hopefully in the process, assisting in promoting it into the “top tier” alongside sports such as swimming and football. This led to his nomination for the TriNSW Board in 2012.  

Why does he want to contribute to the sport of triathlon as a member of the Triathlon NSW Board?

I hope to bring the combination of my identification with the ordinary Age-Grouper “weekend warriors” who constitute the bulk of the membership and the hard-working Committee members who sustain our clubs, with my relevant business skills/experience. 

The latter includes many years in various sectors of the finance industry to senior management levels; consulting to Boards or Investment Committees of institutional investment bodies; and membership of such Investment Committees or other Board Sub-Committees, as well as industry professional association governing bodies. 

Scott King
SCOTT KING

 

Scott competed in his first triathlon 13 years ago after a dare from a mate and instantly he was hooked. With a swimming style described as being similar to a wounded hippopotamus by another club member, the challenge to take on longer distances has always been a big obstacle. But Maitland Tri Club’s motto of friendship, family, fun and fitness have provided him the support take on Port Macquarie Ironman four times.

It’s an amazing feeling to race in a sport along-side the best in the world (even if they are already home in bed when I finish).

Scott has been an active committee member of Maitland Tri Club for twelve years holding several positions including his current position as vice president. His working career has seen him working in many environments from mining, to military construction projects and heavy industry work including his current position in the power industry. His exposure to both public and private sector has given him the opportunity to be exposed to many differing working cultures. Scott hopes his diversified working background and hands on approach will give a mature and practical viewpoint when considering challenges and newfound opportunities within the sport.

Why does he want to contribute to the sport of triathlon as a member of the Triathlon NSW Board?

The sport has given me so much in the last 13 years. A large part of my life is invested in this sport, I have watched my kids grow into this sport and embrace it as a positive part of their lives. I see this as an opportunity to give something back to the sport that has shaped my life and the lives of my family and many of my friends. I am looking forward to the challenges and the opportunities this will bring.

 Mike Gleeson

MICHAEL GLEESON

Michael was Admitted to the NSW Bar in May 2010 having continuously practised as a Barrister in the United Kingdom from 2000-2009. Michael's legal expertise is in the areas of Criminal, Family and Sports Law. 

Michael is a passionate triathlete and proud member of Balmoral Triathlon Club. Michael's best triathlon moment to date has been the 2014 IM Australia event and finishing with a personal best time of 11:44 minutes.

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STEVEN NEWMAN

Steven attempted his first triathlon in 1998 as an unhealthy young man and with discipline and focus his triathlon experience culminated as a Ironman World Championship qualifier 14 years later. Steven is still very competitive to this day and loves the challenge of competing as a top age grouper whilst balancing work and family commitments.

He has been an active committee member of the Illawarra Triathlon Club since first joining in 2002, seeing the club into incorporation and through significant growth in both the senior and junior ranks. 

Professionally Steven is a commercial executive with formal qualifications in Engineering (BE) and business (MBA), he has 15 years of contract and commercial experience on billion dollar infrastructure projects of state significance and has a depth of knowledge and exposure in policy, planning, legal, governance and commercial aspects.  His down to earth attitude and ability to listen and make informed decisions are key attributes that he brings to the Triathlon NSW Board.  

Why does he want to contribute to the sport of triathlon as a member of the Triathlon NSW Board?

I have seen, experienced and participated in the growth of Triathlon over the past 19 years as an athlete, volunteer, club committee member and organiser.  I want to draw on my past experiences and recent input from the Illawarra Triathlon Club to make a real difference to a sport that I love and care about.  Being an active member of the Triathlon NSW Board provides an avenue to effect real change.

Lucy Burgmann 2018

LUCY BURGMANN

Lucy joined the Board of Triathlon NSW because it’s a great way for her to make a contribution to the wonderful sport of triathlon and to assist the many people who volunteer their time and effort to make it happen.

Lucy has corporate governance qualifications, as well as many years’ experience as a director on not for profit and boards of sporting organisations.  She worked in the public, private and community sectors, in policy development, member services and management roles.  

Lucy also classifies herself as a (very) amateur triathlete with Balance & UTS Triathlon Club, and has a real interest in growing triathlon through encouraging even greater participation rates. 

Why does she want to contribute to the sport of triathlon as a member of the Triathlon NSW Board?

My focus as a board member is on helping the organisation to make strategic, creative decisions, supporting the staff in their roles, and ensuring accountability to members and stakeholders.

 

 

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