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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 Lucy Burgmann (2014-)
Vice President   Glenn Schwarzel  (2008-)
Interested Director  Joanne Magill (2013-)
Interested Director Michael Gleeson (2014-)
Interested Director Natalie Edwards (2015-)
Interested Director David Hunter (2016-)
Independent Director

John Stroud (2012-)



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 he 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

Glenn Schwarzel


Glenn started competing in triathlon as an individual around 1992.  He became interested after doing the run leg in a team in the Noosa triathlon in 1991. He then claims that he had to learn to swim before he attempting his first full triathlon over the sprint distance.

Glenn then joined Macarthur Triathlon Club and is now the Club’s President. Glenn’s love of trhe sport has seen him race in triathlons all around Australia and he has competed in several World Age Group Championships over the Olympic distance including Canada and Hawaii. 

Glenn says that he is “not crazy enough to attempt Ironman” but he also competes in other sports including cycling, kayaking, orienteering and adventure racing.   

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

I have a particular interest in age group issues within the sport and welcome any inquiries or suggestions for improvements in this area.

John Stroud pic


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. 


Joanne discovered the sport of triathlon in 2001 when she looking for an activity that would enable me to race early and not encroach too much on family time with her small children. After a couple of club races at a variety of events, Joanne was hooked!

As someone who enjoys pitching in, she soon joined the committee of her local club Coffs Harbour and enjoyed 10 years holding various positions including two as President. On a state level, Joanne holds Technical Official credentials and enjoys the balance of watching the longer events from the rear of a motorised cycle!

Joanne’s professional background is varied, encompassing a wonderful journey from the Finance Sector to the rewarding work in the NGO sector of Mental Health. She also has a passion for access to sport and fitness for those of differing ability and encourages many to extend their dreams to any heights they may desire.

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

During my tenure as a board member, I encourage discussion around the most important aspects of our sport, the members who go about their triathlons, be it their profession, their passion or their pride in accomplishment and aim to produce a safe equitable field of play for all.

 Mike 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.

 Natalie Edwards - Profile


Natalie is passionate about triathlon and has been a member of Warringah Triathlon Club since 2007. From starting as an absolute beginner as a ‘conscript’ in a corporate triathlon, she is now an active competitor across all distances from sprint to Ironman, and has represented both Great Britain and Australia at age group level.

In her professional life, she has significant expertise in finance and risk management both in Australia and overseas. She is a chartered accountant and graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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

Having experienced first-hand the positive transformational impact that triathlon can have and the enjoyment and fulfilment that it brings, I very much welcome the opportunity of being able to give something back to the sport using my professional skillset, and in doing so contribute towards its future health and growth. 

David Hunter - Profile1


David first became involved in triathlon in 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 to Orange. He immediately became an active committee member and triathlete of the successful Orange Cycle and Triathlon Club and is the current Secretary. He will be found this season in the middle of the pack in Sprint and Olympic distance races in the Central West. 

David brings strong project board experience, qualifications in corporate governance, as well as an MBA and business degree (honours). His current professional role is as Director, Customer Service 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 head office at 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.










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