Kate Palmer named as ASC chief
Kate Palmer has been appointed the new chief executive of the Australian Sports Commission..
ASC chair John Wylie announced her appointment and thanked Matt Favier for his contribution as acting chief executive following Simon Hollingsworth’s resignation post Rio Olympics.
Kate Palmer has spent almost a decade as chief executive of Netball Australia, a period of growth and development for the sport, following six years in charge of Netball Victoria.
John Wylie said: “The ASC chief executive is the pre-eminent leadership role in Australian sport.
“It offers a unique opportunity to shape the future of sport in Australia at the elite international and grassroots levels and have real impact on sporting outcomes for all Australians.”
Palmer will take up her new role in late January and reports, “This is my dream job. I am passionate about sport and want to help sport grow and succeed in this country, in terms of participation and elite performance.
“I am excited about the challenge of improving Australia’s competitiveness at the highest levels of world sport. ”
The Minister for Sport, Sussan Ley, congratulated Ms Palmer on her appointment, saying it sent a clear signal about women leaders in sport and the Government’s commitment to develop women’s leadership potential as coaches, officials and administrators.