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Are you ready to lead the next evolution of Australian High Performance sport?

For over 30 years, the Australian Institute of Sport has been Australia’s pre-eminent high performance sports organisation with the primary purpose of leading and enabling a united high performance system that supports Australian athletes to achieve podium success. The Australian Institute of Sport is a division of the Australian Sports Commission.


The Board of the Australian Sports Commission is seeking to appoint an exceptional individual to be the Director of the Australian Institute of Sport.

This is a unique and outstanding opportunity to shape the future of high performance sport in Australia at the elite international level and have real impact on long term Australian sporting success.

As the leader of Australia’s strategic high performance sport agency, the ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • A passion for creating success in elite international sport;
  • An outstanding strategic mindset with a demonstrated track record of leading organisational change and reform;
  • Dynamic and outstanding leadership and people skills – the ability to inspire and motivate others;
  • An ability to navigate, influence and bring together complex stakeholder relationships within sports business and public sector environments;
  • Strong commercial acumen and financial skills; and
  • Impeccable integrity.

Whilst the home of the Australian Institute of Sport is in Canberra, the Director may be based in other cities within Australia.

For all inquiries regarding this opportunity, please contact the assisting consultants, Egon Zehnder via email: Applications close on Friday, 30 June 2017 at 4pm.

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