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|Chris Ogilvie President|
Chris Ogilvie found his way into triathlon after a major football injury left him without a 'wife approved' sport. As for many participants, triathlon very quickly evolved form an interim weight loss mechanism, into an unrelenting desire to shave seconds from each discipline, and a perpetual search for excuses to spend more money on his bike.
Chris has a strong passion for sport, in particular the honesty and accountability that comes with competition. Whether for points, seconds, or positions, competitive sport provides an opportunity to constantly evaluate performance and to identify opportunities for improvement. The continuous improvement theme heavily underpins Chris' approach to his personal, fitness and career goals.
As an admitted lawyer and an MBA, Chris saw the opportunity to join the Triathlon SA board as a chance to assist the strategic development of the sport within South Australia, both in terms of increasing club membership, and focusing on enhancing the overall experience of triathlon across the whole stakeholder spectrum, from elite athletes to age group competitors, sponsors and promoters, to spectators and supporters.
Chris is an appointed board member until August 2018
After 10 years playing Premier League Hockey Anna Kelly decided to try something different taking up triathlon in 2009. Since then she has participated in many local, national and international triathlons across various distances as well as being a current committee member of the Lakers Triathlon Club.
As a marketing specialist, Anna's goal is to assist the Triathlon SA board with their marketing efforts and continue to grow the sport in South Australia through attracting new members as well as retaining existing members for years to come.
Anna is currently working as a Marketing and Business Development Manager for a professions services firm. She has over 10 years marketing experience since completing an honours degree in Wine Marketing in 2004 and her MBA in 2011.
Anna is an elected board member until September 2018
Jeremy Leach joined the Triathlon SA board in September 2014. He has competed in triathlons since 2010 with a focus on 70.3 and Ironman distance races, after wanting to complete one ironman.
In his position on the board, Jeremy wants to see triathlon increase in popularity across SA and with improved standards of races. He believes that triathlons allow people to live a healthy and active lifestyle, as well as setting up goals for them to achieve. Such is the sport of triathlon that it allows participants of all ages and abilities to compete and challenge themselves. That is fantastic to see.
Jeremy currently works in the financial service sector, however he was previously a teacher with specialisation in Physical Education. This saw Jeremy work in London, UK and Stockholm, Sweden over a ten year period.
Jeremy is an elected board member until September 2018
Dave Wells, ‘Wellsy’, is a legend of the sport of triathlon. David has competed at local, National and International Events over many years. His knowledge of triathlon, coaching, nutrition and injury prevention is matched by very few. David is an important contributor on the Triathlon SA Board.
David is an elected board member until September 2018
Kent is currently working as a sports development officer with Blind Sports SA and as a casual strength & conditioning coach with the South Australian Sports Institute (SASI). He competed in his first triathlon in the late 1990s and is still actively involved in the sport as both a competitor and accredited coach.
Kent is an elected board member until August 2017
Stuart first got the triathlon bug in 2008, after being convinced to give one a try by a friend. Triathlons soon became the main family sport, with his son now competing at a national junior level and his wife acting as the support crew.
Stuart is still a keen competitor and has competed at all distances, from sprint through to Ironman.
Stuart joined the board of Triathlon South Australia in July 2012. His interest in becoming a board member came from his passion in event safety and entry level participation. Stuart is also privileged to be the current SA secondary schools triathlon coach.
Stuart is an elected board member until August 2017
Garth is a keen sports person with a long history of competition and coaching in kayak racing, surf lifesaving and swimming. He became involved in triathlon as a result of his children competing in triathlon. He is very interested in the junior development process and the growth of Triathlon in South Australia as a whole.
Garth has tertiary qualifications in both health sciences and business. He has extensive experience in starting and developing companies with a focus on growth strategy and hopes that this experience will assist the board with the future development of triathlon in SA.
Garth is an elected board member until September 2018
Annette is a Director and course presenter at the Australian Institute of Fitness. Additionally Annette has worked in every aspect of fitness instruction and instructor training since 1982. She discovered triathlon as a fun competition and great way to keep fit in the early 90's. Participating in the local events, improving times and purchasing needed equipment kept her active with young children.
When her children began competitive swimming she stepped back from competitions to begin again as an age group athlete qualifying for the Olympic Distance world championships on the Gold Coast in 2009. Annette continues to compete when she can (injury free) and aims to enter a half Ironman in the next few years.
As a Board member she brings experience as a Director on a National Business, as well as a passion for strength and conditioning, nutrition, coaching and development of junior triathletes, and improving Australian adults health and fitness.
Annette is an elected board member until September 2018
David is an elected board member until August 2017
Representative of the State Technical Committee
Darrin began officiating in Triathlon 3 years ago immediately after joining his local club. Without a bike at the time, he wanted to learn more about the sport and an officiating course came just at the right time. Since then Darrin has officiated at over 40 events, including 6 Ironman Events and 6 ITU events around Australia. Darrin recently completed his RTO (TA Level 2) Accreditation and NTO (ITU Level 1) Accreditation.
Darrin has a passion for helping competitors in the sport of triathlon, but on a different level to that of a coach. He aims to spend his time educating and supporting officials, event organisers, volunteers and competitors to create a safe, fair and fun playing field for everyone.