A trailblazer of sports media and a champion triathlete-turned-high-performance director have been appointed new members of the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) Board.
Dixie Marshall from Western Australia and Craig Redman from Tasmania will join the board for three years, from 28 March 2022.
The ASC is the Australian Government agency responsible for supporting and investing in sport, both at the community and elite levels. It comprises Sport Australia and the Australian Institute of Sport.
The new Commissioners were appointed by the Minister for Sport, Richard Colbeck.
“These new members will each bring a range of hugely valuable skills and experience to help the Sports Commission to achieve its mission,” Minister Colbeck said.
“That is, to make Australia stronger through sport and to build sustainable winning systems for Australian athletes.
“I am delighted that Ms Marshall and Mr Redman will be joining the board as Australia heads into a very exciting ‘green and gold decade’ leading up to the Brisbane 2032 Olympics and Paralympics.”
Ms Marshall was one of Australia's first female football commentators and first woman to co-host a national sports program, before moving into journalism, senior newsreader roles and strategic communications.
She is currently managing director of Marketforce, Western Australia’s oldest advertising agency, and a commissioner of WA Football Commission, which governs AFL in the state.
Ms Marshall brings a wealth of experience in advertising, sport and communications across a range of media platforms.
Craig Redman is a high-performance sport professional with strong expertise in talent development and leading national pathway frameworks.
He received the 2020 Triathlon Australia Hall of Fame “Legend of the Sport Award” and was National Manager, High Performance Pathways at Triathlon Australia for 10 years.
Mr Redman also held high performance roles with World Triathlon and the Australian Paratriathlon team at the 2016 Rio Paralympics Games.
His broad skill set includes event director, technical official, administrator and board director at club, state, national and international level.
The two new Commissioners will bring the ASC Board to ten members.
“Strong governance and a continued collaborative approach will support the ASC’s important role in the Australian sport sector,” Minister Colbeck said.
“Through its leadership, services and programs the ASC will get more Australians active and engaged in sport, support our sport workforce which includes 3.1 million volunteers, and together with the sport sector bring through the next generation of athletes and coaches.”