Minister for Sport Richard Colbeck has credited outgoing Paralympics Australia chief executive Lynne Anderson for forging greater pathways for athletes.
Ms Anderson has announced she will step down from her role at the end of 2021 after six years leading the organisation.
Minister Colbeck said Ms Anderson had showcased extraordinary leadership during her tenure.
“She has championed the needs of the Australian Paralympic movement starting with those who matter most – the athletes,” Minister Colbeck said.
“Ms Anderson has strengthened the pathways for aspiring para-athletes, taking advantage of every funding opportunity to ensure our Australian representatives can make their mark on the world stage.
“She has worked tirelessly to reinforce athlete welfare – an increasingly important aspect as we navigate the impact of the pandemic on professional sport.”
She has also been a fierce advocate for corporate support.
Minister Colbeck said Ms Anderson’s professionalism and experience extended to her role as a member of the Sport Integrity Australian Advisory Council.
“The Morrison Government, through the establishment of the advisory council, has been able to draw from Ms Anderson’s breadth of experience and professionalism, ensuring matters of sports integrity are dealt with comprehensively,” Minister Colbeck said.
“I thank her for her contributions to sport in Australia and wish her every success in the future.”