The Sport Australia Board is the accountable authority under the PGPA Act. The ASC Act provides for between eight and 13 members, appointed by the responsible Minister and the Secretary of the Department embracing the Federal Sport portfolio.
The Board welcomed the appointment of two members in 2017–18: Ms Gabrielle Trainor (5 October 2017) and Ms Andrea Mitchell (15 November 2017), both of whom bring with them significant sport, government, communication and legal expertise.
On 5 October 2017, Mr Mark Textor was appointed to the Board. Mr Textor resigned on 3 May 2018.
In early September 2017, Mr Martin Bowles retired from his role as Secretary of the Department of Health and, by extension, his appointment as an Ex-officio Member of Sport Australia Board. The Board would like to acknowledge the contribution and support of Mr Bowles to Sport Australia while welcoming Ms Glenys Beauchamp PSM (18 September 2017) as the Ex-officio Member of the Sport Australia Board.
Consistent with Sport Australia’s focus on increasing female representation on sporting boards, six of the ten Sport Australia Commissioners as at 30 June 2018 were women.