Sport Integrity Australia Advisory Council appointments

  • Media Statement

Sport Integrity Australia welcomes the appointment of 11 members to the Sport Integrity Australia Advisory Council, including the reappointment of prominent lawyer and sports administrator Sarah Kenny as Chair.

The Advisory Council provides strategic advice to Sport Integrity Australia’s CEO and advice to the Minister for Sport relating to the operations of Sport Integrity Australia.

Alongside Ms Kenny, four members from the inaugural body are returning. They are former Paralympics Australia CEO and Australian Sports Commission Board member Lynne Anderson, Golf Australia CEO James Sutherland and the former National Children’s Commissioner within the Human Rights Commission, Megan Mitchell.

The seven new members are:

  • Queensland Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll
  • Commonwealth Department of Community Services Director, two time Olympian and the former Chairperson of the National Indigenous Basketball Academy, Danny Morseu
  • Paralympic swimmer and Sport Integrity Australia education presenter Monique Murphy,
  • Victorian Barrister and the Junior Counsel Assisting the Yoorrook Truth-telling Commission in Victoria, Timothy Goodwin,
  • Head of the ACT Public Service Katherine Leigh,
  • Dual Olympic rower and three-time world champion Dr Amber Halliday, and
  • Pro-Vice Chancellor (Sport) at Edith Cowan University, Professor Sophia Nimphius.

Acting CEO Luke McCann said the Advisory Council will play a crucial role in ensuring safety and integrity in sport remain front and centre in the lead-up to the 2032 Olympics and Paralympics.

“Ensuring the safety of everyone involved in Australian sport and the integrity of competitions is paramount,” Mr McCann said. “It’s important to have significant community leaders in the make-up of the Sport Integrity Australia Advisory Council to provide strategic guidance on issues relating to integrity in sport.

“As we have seen with the success of the Matildas and the Diamonds along with the pathway to 2032, we anticipate a surge in participation. These young athletes will require the guidance provided by agencies such as Sport Integrity Australia and in turn the Advisory Council.”