15 March 2017
Minister for Sport, The Hon Greg Hunt, has announced the reappointment of John Wylie AM as Chair of the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) board for a further three years.
Minister Hunt has also announced the reappointment Pat Farmer AM to the ASC board for a further three years.
Mr Wylie has been Chair of the ASC board since 2012 and is also Chair of the ASC Governance and Executive Performance Committee.
Minister Hunt said: “During his tenure he has overseen an impressive reform agenda of the ASC and the Australian Institute of Sport through the implementation of the high performance strategy, Australia’s Winning Edge 2012-2022 and the companion strategy for participation, Play.Sport.Australia.
“We are now midway through the Winning Edge period and in the lead up to the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics and Paralympics, followed by the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
“It is vital that Australia has experienced leadership to guide our elite sporting efforts and improve sport participation. Mr Wylie will play a key role in establishing future directions for sport in Australia.”
Mr Wylie said: "It is an honour to be reappointed as the Chair of the Australian Sports Commission and I thank the Australian Government and Minister Hunt for their support."
"It is a privilege to serve the Australian community and Australian sport in this capacity. Most of all, this reappointment is a vote of confidence in the ASC and in its terrific programs and outstanding staff who do an amazing and underappreciated job on behalf of sport across Australia, from the grassroots to our elite international stars."
Mr Farmer was appointed as a director on the ASC Board in 2011. He holds multiple world records for endurance running, having run from the North Pole to the South, and across Australia, New Zealand, Vietnam, India and North America.
Mr Hunt said: “Pat remains an important and contemporary contributor to Australian sport.”