Glenn Tasker was elected President of the Australian Paralympic Committee in 2013 and has served on the Board of Directors since 2008.
With more than 23 years experience in sports administration, Glenn’s involvement in Paralympic sport began during his time as Executive Director of Swimming NSW (1990-98). He was instrumental in the introduction of events for swimmers with disabilities into the NSW Age Swimming Championships, the first state championships in Australia to do so.
He went on to become the Swimming Competition Manager at the Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games (1998-2000), before serving as Chief Executive Officer of Swimming Australia (2001-2008).
During his time at Swimming Australia, he assisted with establishing the swimming Paralympic Preparation Program, working with both the APC and the International Paralympic Committee to achieve better outcomes for swimmers with a disability.
The Swimming Paralympic Preparation Program is one of Swimming Australia’s flagship programs and sees many Paralympic Preparation Program activities integrated into the National Team Program, including training camps and competitions.
Internationally, Mr Tasker was elected to the International Paralympic Committee’s Sport Technical Committee for Swimming in 2009, and currently serves as its Vice Chair.
Kurt Fearnley is a five-time Paralympian and multiple Paralympic medallist on both the track and road Games. He was co-captain of the 2016 Australian Paralympic Team in Rio de Janeiro and was appointed to the Athletes Council for the International Paralympic Committee in September 2016.
While Kurt has announced his retirement from competing at future Paralympic Games, he will continue to compete in the sport.
Kurt is a passionate disability advocate and devotes himself to a number of charitable initiatives. He has been a member of the Independent Advisory Council of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, a board member of Australian Volunteers International and a Council Member of the NSW Australia Day Council. Kurt’s endeavours both in and out of sport also saw him recognised as the 2009 NSW Young Australian of the Year.
John Hartigan was appointed as Chairman of Destination NSW in March 2014. He is also Chairman of the Prime Media Group. With more than four decades in the media industry, John previously headed the Australian operations of News Corporation as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of News Limited. He is a former Director of FOXTEL and a former chairman of the Australian News Channel, which owns and operates Sky News. John has been an advisor to the Australian Government, sat on the Independent Steering Committee for the Australia 2020 Summit and co-chaired The Future of Australian Governance stream at that conference. In addition, he was appointed to a business advisory group to advise the Australian Government on new workplace legislation. He has worked in advisory positions for the American Australian Association and the NSW Export and Investment Advisory Board.
Among his external board and community responsibilities, John is a Trustee of the Sydney Cricket and Sports Ground Trust and is a former Director of The Bradman Foundation. John is also a Patron of the Indigenous Marathon Project and Ambassador for the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation.
Rosie King has been the General Manager of People and Culture at the Geelong Cats since September 2010. During her time with the Club she has been the Acting CEO on a number of occasions, making her the first female CEO of an AFL Club in the history of the game. In 2015 Rosie won the Graeme Samuel Scholarship which has enabled her to undertake study at Harvard University in Boston.
During time spent in New Zealand, Rosie was the General Manager, Organisational Development for Sport New Zealand, where she worked with many high performance sporting organisations helping to build their capability in governance, leadership, human resources and commercialisation.
Rosie is an advocate of life-long learning; she has a Masters in Business Management and her PhD topic (currently on hold) looks into how to create competitive advantages in a high performance equalised sporting environment.
Dr Helen Nott
Dr Helen Nott has extensive experience supporting Boards and Senior Executives in critical decision making. For the past decade, Helen has held various strategy and risk management senior roles in the insurance industry. She has a particular interest in developing strategies for corporations to deliver shared value outcomes for customers, shareholders, employees, and the broader community. Helen currently is National Manager New Markets for IAG Commercial Insurance.
Prior to her insurance roles, Helen had a long and diverse career in strategy consulting spanning corporates and government organisations all over the globe advising them on corporate strategy, operational strategy and strategic risk management decisions.
Helen holds a Ph.D. in Operations Research, a Bachelor of Science (Honours I) in Mathematics and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Helen is a keen photographer and has dedicated her work to the support of her societal values of equity and giving all people a voice.
Helen has been a passionate supporter of the Paralympics since attending a university game of Goalball in 1992, attending and supporting several Paralympic sports competitions in recent years including boccia, wheelchair rugby and wheelchair tennis. Helen joins the APC Board with focus on applying her consulting and corporate experience and personal values to the successful achievement of the objectives of the APC.
He has been a partner at PwC since 2001, and is currently the firm’s Global Mining Leader. He has served some of the firm’s most important clients locally and globally.
Jock has been a member of the firm’s Commercial Risk Panel and chair of the firm’s Australia Public Panel. He has contributed to a number of submissions made to ASIC, the ASX and the Australian Auditing and Assurance Standards Board. He was a member of the Australian Professional & Ethical Standards Board taskforce that developed a standard for Due Diligence Committee work in Australia.
Jock completed a Commerce degree at the University of Melbourne and has worked in various overseas locations.
In relation to Paralympic sport, Jock has been a supporter of the APC Winter Sports program for a number of years and has assisted APC staff with a variety of fundraising initiatives. He is passionate about the development of pathways for young athletes in sport.