2023 Annual General Meeting and Director Elections

20 Nov 2023

The AusTriathlon Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on Saturday, 18 November where three directors were elected to the Board.

Directors Brian McGovern and Nickie Scriven return to the Board for a further term and Dr Tracie Edmondson was welcomed to the Board.

After several years of important contribution to the governance of AusTriathlon, appointed director Marlene Elliott stepped down to take up an elected position with Diving Australia.

Outgoing AusTriathlon Board member David Tucker was acknowledged for his service to the sport and contribution particularly during the challenging pandemic years.

Re-elected as Non-Executive Director for AusTriathlon, former semi-professional soccer player and amateur triathlete Brian McGovern holds a range of experience across the high performance, commercial law, banking and finance sectors.

Having completed a successful career in banking, investment and financial markets both domestically and internationally, most recently as the Managing Director of Commonwealth Bank’s European and Asian Subsidiaries, McGovern prioritises people focused leadership and decision making.

Returning AusTriathlon Director Nickie Scriven has extensive experience in human resources, risk management, sport specific digital marketing and commerce, having acted in various high level corporate and Non-Executive Director roles over the last few decades.

Having competed in Triathlons for 28 years covering all distances from Sprint to IRONMAN and representing Australia at numerous World Championships, Scriven provides a unique, cross-section lens on the sport, from grassroots administration to high performance strategy.

Having followed triathlon with a keen interest since she reported on the sport as a journalist in the late 1990’s, Dr Tracie Edmondson is a leading sport communication executive with substantial experience in the development and delivery of strategic and operational outcomes.

With unrivalled knowledge in the sports communication space, Edmondson has managed marketing and digital teams and campaigns across projects such as the Australian Olympic teams in Sydney, Athens, London, Rio and Tokyo and the AFC Asian Cup.

AusTriathlon President Michelle Cooper said she was thrilled with the quality of nominations to the Board.

“We had an incredible number of outstanding candidates for the board this year, showing how strong the interest in AusTriathlon is.” Cooper said.

“It is evident at every event, in every meeting, through every conversation and with every decision that our vibe is strong, our brand is alive and we are on course with a trajectory we should all be both proud of and enthused by.

“I am delighted with the calibre of directors we have to drive our strategic direction and in the coming months we will complement that with a number of key appointments to complete our board renewal process.”

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