Skate Australia is pleased to announce that Dr Phil Hamdorf was recently named the newChair of the Board in a unanimous vote by Directors.
A qualified exercise physiologist, Dr Hamdorf currently works across the sport sector as a consultant with a strong background in sports administration.
Having held senior management roles with the Office for Recreation and Sport (SA
Government), Australian College of Physical Education Ltd, the Office of Sport and NSW
Government, Dr Hamdorf brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the role.
The Skate Australia Board’s vision is to promote and support the development of skate
sports at all levels, from the grassroots through to the elite.
Dr Phil Hamdorf said he is excited to lead an experienced and passionate Board that is
committed to growing skate sports in Australia.
“I am honoured and thrilled to take the helm of Skate Australia at this critical point in
“The Board openly recognised the need for renewal and have placed their trust and
confidence in me to drive change across Skate Australia.
“I would like to recognise the significant contribution to Skate Australia by the
previous Chair, Karen Doyle, who will continue to play a role in our sport,” he said.
Skate Australia recently welcomed three new members to the Board.
Skate Australia is the National Sporting Organisation for Skate Sports including
Skateboarding, recognised by Sport Australia, the Australian Olympic Committee and the international federation, World Skate.
Founded in 1962, Skate Australia works in partnership with its affiliated State Skating
Associations to bring together the diverse and active sports of Artistic Skating, Inline
Downhill, Inline Freestyle, Inline Hockey, Inline Speed, Rink Hockey, Roller Derby, Roller
Freestyle, Skateboarding Downhill and Street Luge, Skateboarding Vert and the Olympic
Disciplines of Skateboarding Park and Street.