Skate Australia congratulates Kieren Perkins OAM on his appointment as CEO of the Australian Sports Commission.
As a national sporting organisation devoted to skaters of every type and capability, the decision to appoint a single CEO to oversee both participation and high performance sport is a welcome one.
Skate Australia Executive Director, Ariane de Rooy, said the skate community is pleased to welcome Kieren to the role and is looking forward to working together.
“Huge congratulations to Kieren from the skating family across Australia,” said de Rooy
“Kieren’s extensive experience in both sports administration and the corporate arena make him a great choice for the role.
“He has dedicated his life to sport and will be a wonderful leader and advocate to lead the Australian sporting community towards Brisbane 2032. As one of the most socially inclusive sports which helped many Australians survive the last 18 months, skate is in the perfect position to lift the physical and mental health of Australians as well as widening the diversity of people who play sport," she said.
"With the support of the federal government, we're looking forward to strong performances at the 2022 World Skate Games in Argentina and onwards to the 2024 Paris Olympics."
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Kieren 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 Kieren.
“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.”