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Gallen and Martin Complete the Swimming Australia Board

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Swimming Australia is delighted to announce the appointments of Michelle Gallen and Neil Martin to its Board of Directors, effective immediately.

The appointments were endorsed at week’s Annual General Meeting and came after two Director’s terms, Bruce Havilah and Andrew Baildon, had concluded and come up for re-election.

Howe Joins Swimming Australia Board

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Swimming Australia is delighted to announce the appointment of Sally Howe to its Board of Directors, effective immediately.

Howe takes the position of Abi Cleland who stood down at the end of June.

Independent Panel Members Announced

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Professor Alexandra (Alex) Parker and Katherine Bates have been added to the independent panel to investigate issues related to women and girls' experience and advancement in the sport of swimming.

Barrister to lead independent investigation into Swimming Australia culture

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A leading barrister will lead an independent investigation into claims of an abusive culture within Australian swimming.

Chris Ronalds assisted in developing the country’s sexual discrimination laws and will now lead the independent investigation into swimmers claims that there is a culture of abuse within Swimming Australia. Ronalds will lead the investigation with an all-female panel and has requested for swimmers to come forward with any complaints they wish to make.

Swimming Australia Appoint Eugenie Buckley as CEO

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Swimming Australia has appointed experienced sports administrator Eugenie Buckley as CEO of the organisation, effective immediately.

Currently working in an interim capacity, Buckley has been leading the organisation for the past two months. Her strategic vision and action oriented approach impressed the Board, while the Nominations Committee, who conducted the interview process, found her extensive knowledge of the sports landscape and the people first philosophy she outlined in her interviews showed her to be the lead candidate. 

Swimming Australia and The Seven Network joint statement

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The Seven Network and Swimming Australia have agreed to terminate their broadcast partnership following Swimming Australia’s inability to hold the Olympic and Paralympic Swimming Trials in 2020 due to the COVID- 19 pandemic as required under Seven’s media rights agreement.

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