VOLLEYBALL AUSTRALIA WELCOMES KIEREN PERKINS AS NEW CEO OF SPORT AUSTRALIA
Volleyball Australia today welcomes the appointment of Australian Sports Commission’s new CEO, Kieren Perkins OAM.
An Olympic swimming champion with strong business and sports governance experience, Volleyball Australia is excited to work with Kieren in what is set to be an exciting new era of Australian sport.
With the runway to Brisbane 2032 Olympic & Paralympic Games providing national sports the chance to develop their pathways and grassroots participation programs, Volleyball Australia President Craig Carracher said Mr Perkins appointment will bring strong leadership to Sport Australia.
“We are thrilled that Kieren Perkins has been appointed the CEO of the Australian Sports Commission and we are very much looking forward to working alongside him as we prepare for what will be the most exciting decade in Australian sport’s history.
“Kieren’s experience as Chair of Swimming Australia, serving across numerous sporting and charity boards combined with his extensive business experience in the banking industry, makes him an ideal fit to head up Sports Australia.
“Volleyball Australia has always enjoyed a close working relationship with the Australian Sports Commission, and we are excited for what the new era of the organisation is set to embark on.
VA CEO Andrew Dee commented, “this is such an important appointment for the Australian sport sector.
“The Australian Sports Commission is not only pivotal in partnering with sports to deliver Olympic outcomes, but also in helping sports get more Australians active and engaged. Kieren’s experience and insights across the breadth of sport in Australia is exciting for the sector.
“On behalf of the Volleyball Australia community we wish Kieren all the very best,” he said.
Mr Perkins said he was excited to be stepping into the role of CEO at the ASC.
“I could not be more thrilled and honoured to be appointed to lead the ASC as Australian sport looks forward to the 2032 Brisbane Olympic and Paralympic Games,” said Mr Perkins.
“It’s the most amazing opportunity to help shape participation and elite sport for Australia.
“As an athlete and administrator, I have lived the importance of a symbiotic sport system that has strong grass roots participation, underpinned by volunteerism, helping uncover and develop the ambitious talent that will represent our country on the world’s biggest stages.
“My corporate experience gives me the business and relationship skills required to bring together the important stakeholders pivotal in ensuring sport flourishes.
“The decade leading to 2032 is a generational opportunity to build a lasting legacy for all sport, in an environment that allows everyone involved to safely live all of the positive life experiences sport can bring.”