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Olympic gold medallist appointed to Australian Sports Commission board

06 May 2016

Australian Sports Commission Chair John Wylie AM has welcomed the appointment of Olympic gold medallist Danielle Roche OAM to the ASC board.

Roche represented the Hockeyroos at the peak of their success when they won gold at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics and she now joins the Australian Sports Commission at an exciting time for Australian sport.

Roche was appointed to the ASC Board by the Federal Sports Minister The Hon Sussan Ley.

Consistent with the ASC’s focus on increasing female representation on sporting boards, Roche’s appointment means four the nine appointees to the ASC Board are women.

“Diversity is a key element on any successful board and Danielle will bring valuable experience, skills and expertise to the Australian Sports Commission,” Wylie said.

“Danielle holds a Master of Business Administration and has served as a Director with Hockey Australia and now with the St Kilda Football Club. Her impressive resume which includes work in investment and risk management, along with strategic oversight of sporting facilities as a trustee of Victoria’s State Sport Centre.”
Roche is an investment advisor with Ord Minnett. She has held finance and commercial positions with Telstra; has been a Director at global financial services company UBS; a Partner at Evans and Partners; and a Director of a privately owned fraud and risk management business.

Roche said sport had remained an important part of her life beyond her elite athletic career.

“Sport played such an important role in my life and I feel lucky I was able to reach my potential because of the structures and support put in place by organisations such as the Australian Sports Commission. Sport is part of the culture and fabric of Australian society.
I really look forward to joining the ASC and playing a role that can positively influence those systems and provides opportunities for any Australian, young or old, to enjoy the benefits of sport.

Australian Sports Commission Board: John Wylie AM Chair; Mark Stockwell Deputy Chair; Katherine Bates; Alisa Camplin-Warner OAM; The Hon Pat Farmer AM; Steve Moneghetti AM; Jennifer Morris OAM; Andrew Plympton; Danielle Roche OAM. Martin Bowles (Ex Officio Member, Secretary, Department of Health)

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