Announcement from the Board of Triathlon NSW
Triathlon NSW Chief Executive Officer, Phil Dally, has informed the Board of his intention to leave the organisation at the end of his current contract, in order to relocate to New Zealand with his wife Eleanor.
In advising the board, Phil commented that “my New Zealand born wife Eleanor has spent the last 40 years in Australia, and for a number of years we have been contemplating a return to her homeland and whanau. With the completion of the second three year contract, I feel now is the right time.”
“In many ways, it has been a difficult decision as working with the triathlon community in NSW has been one of the most enjoyable and rewarding roles in my career.”
The Board warmly thanks Phil for his dedicated service to the organisation and to the sport of triathlon in NSW and across Australia. In particular, the Board would like to acknowledge Phil's professionalism and commitment to growing our sport through increased membership and better services to clubs and participants. Members of Triathlon NSW have benefitted greatly from Phil's financial acumen and his careful stewardship of the organisation's funding and resources.
During his six years at the helm, Phil pioneered paratriathlon in NSW. He was instrumental in running the first ever dedicated paratriathlon event in NSW in 2013. He subsequently delivered several successful paratriathlon events, including championships for Australia and Oceania, and in 2016 a World paratriathlon which was a significant selection race for the Paralympics.
Phil worked hard to ensure a high priority on participant safety at all events through his focus on making the sanctioning process for events more professional and consistent. He has indicated that he will still maintain an involvement in the sport in his capacity as a Technical Official both in Australia and overseas.
Phil will remain in the CEO role through to the middle of the year to allow for a thorough handover period. The Triathlon NSW staff team will continue in their roles. A recruitment process for a new CEO will commence shortly.
Lucy Burgmann,President – on behalf of the Board of Triathlon NSW.