The global search has started for five leaders who will help shape the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The Australian and Queensland Governments have jointly commissioned global executive search firm Odgers Berndtson to identify five independent directors, including the President, to the Board of the Brisbane Organising Committee for the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games (OCOG).
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the appointment of Odgers Berndtson as the executive search partner would help attract people with world-class skills and experience.
“I’m delighted that the Australian and Queensland Governments will work with Odgers Berndtson to identify, attract and secure the best talent for these important positions,” the Premier said.
“The OCOG will be responsible for driving Brisbane 2032 forward and delivering a great Olympic and Paralympic Games. To do this we need to recruit the best people in the world.”
The Queensland Government passed its legislation to establish the OCOG as an independent statutory body in the final Parliament sitting week of the year.
Federal Minister for Sport Richard Colbeck said the OCOG appointments will continue the partnership between the Australian and the Queensland governments.
“The five independent directors, including the President of OCOG, will be jointly determined by the Premier and the Prime Minister, emphasising the collaborative working relationship between the two governments” Minister Colbeck said.
“The rigorous recruitment process will ensure an unparalleled line-up of Board directors working in the best interests of Queenslanders and all Australians.”
AOC Chief Executive Officer Matt Carroll says the five roles are vital in delivering the Games and the legacies.
"These independent positions are important. From the AOC perspective, there's such a great opportunity to supercharge sport in Queensland and Australia more broadly. The right people will help us achieve that goal.
The independent directors will complement the OCOG Board’s diverse range of skills and experience.
Premier Palaszczuk said the OCOG Board Directors need to reflect the diversity of communities in Queensland and across Australia.
“At least one of the independent directors will be an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person, and there will be balanced representation of men and women, so that local, national, and international partners create a lasting legacy for Queensland and the nation,” she said.
Suitable applicants should email Odgers Berndtson via BrisbaneOCOG@odgersberndtson.com to receive further information.
The Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (OCOG) Board will be made up of the following:
- Five independent directors jointly agreed by the Premier and Prime Minister (with one being the President and at least one being Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander)
- Four persons nominated by the Prime Minister
- Four persons nominated by the Premier
- The Lord Mayor of Brisbane
- One person nominated by the Lord Mayor
- The President or Honorary Life President of the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC)
- The President of Paralympics Australia (PA)
- Any member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) residing in Australia
- Any member of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Governing Board residing in Australia
- The Chief Executive Officer of the AOC
- A recent Olympic athlete as confirmed by the AOC Athletes’ Commission
- A recent Paralympic Athlete as confirmed by the PA Athletes’ Commission.