New Advisory Council to "help advance integrity in sport"

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The new Sport Integrity Australia Advisory Council met for the first time today.

Made up of members from a wide cross section of sport, governance, government administration, law enforcement and child protection, the Advisory Council provides strategic advice on sport integrity issues to both the CEO of Sport Integrity Australia, as well as to the Minister for Sport.

World Sailing Vice President Sarah Kenny returns as the Chair, alongside returning members Australian Sports Commission Board Member and former Paralympics Australia CEO Lynne Anderson, Golf Australia CEO James Sutherland and the former National Children’s Commissioner within the Human Rights Commission Megan Mitchell.

New members include:

  • Queensland Police Commissioner, Katarina Carroll
  • NBL Hall of Famer and former Olympian, Danny Morseu
  • Victorian barrister, Timothy Goodwin
  • Director General and the Head of the ACT Public Service, Katherine Leigh
  • Paralympic swimmer and Sport Integrity Australia education presenter, Monique Murphy
  • Academic and community leader, Professor Sophia Nimphius
  • Dual Olympian and three-time world rowing champion, Dr Amber Halliday

Acting CEO Luke McCann said the Advisory Council will provide valuable guidance to our agency’s efforts in strengthening the integrity of sport in Australia in the lead-up to the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Brisbane in 2032.

“The breadth of experience and diversity of the Council will benefit all sport at all levels in Australia,” Mr McCann said. “The Council will help us advance integrity in sport as we move through the green-and-gold decade.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank outgoing members Peter Conran, Margot Foster, Scott Draper, Ken Moroney and Jason Marocchi for their considerable efforts in helping the agency build a platform at all levels of sport.”

At today’s meeting the Council discussed the agency’s priorities and the role we play internationally, as well as the work being done to combat gambling threats to sport, to empower women in sport and on non-recent abuse. The Council also provided feedback on the 2027 World Anti-Doping Code review.

New Advisory Council.

From left: Katherine Leigh, Monique Murphy, Dr Amber Halliday, James Sutherland, Lynne Anderson, Danny Morseu, Professor Sophia Nimphius, Timothy Goodwin and Megan Mitchell. Absent: Sarah Kenny (virtual attendance), Katarina Carroll.

Advisory Council Chair Sarah Kenny said the breadth of experience and insight the new Advisory Council offered was evident at today’s meeting;

“Sport integrity issues are very complex and can vary across different sports, requiring a broad range of expertise, which this group brings,” Ms Kenny said. “Collectively, we are looking forward to providing strategic advice on both current and emerging integrity issues.

“It’s important we work together to ensure that integrity is core to all parts of the sporting pathway. Safeguarding the integrity of Australian sport has never been more important, particularly with the Brisbane Olympics and Paralympics in our backyard in 2032.”

The new Council will consist of the following members:

  • Sarah Kenny (Chair)
  • Megan Mitchell
  • Lynne Anderson
  • James Sutherland
  • Katarina Carroll
  • Timothy Goodwin 
  • Katherine Leigh 
  • Danny Morseu 
  • Monique Murphy
  • Prof Sophia Nimphius 
  • Dr Amber Halliday