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Paralympics Australia extends its gratitude and congratulations to Peter Conde for his fine work during his tenure as Chief Executive of the Australian Institute of Sport.

Conde, who will step down at the end of this year after four years at the AIS’ helm, leaves a significant mark on Australia’s Paralympic movement, particularly through the implementation of strategies which seek long-term high performance development and sustainability.

Paralympics Australia Chief Executive Lynne Anderson said Conde’s legacy would be felt for years to come.

“Peter has been a dependable ally of Australia’s elite Para-athletes and our organisation as we’ve set about expanding on the big gains the Australian Paralympic movement has earned over the past decade or so,” Anderson said.

“Among his many achievements, perhaps most significantly the AIS under Peter’s leadership committed to large investments in performance pathways, which will play a crucial role in converting more emerging Para-athletes into potential medal winners at future competitions, including the Paralympic Games, World Championships and Commonwealth Games.

“The funding will also provide years of opportunities for sports to address gaps in the performance pathway, including through coach development programs and system initiatives. Further, it will help sports deliver programs to increase participation by people with an impairment.”

Anderson said Conde’s work had deepened the collaborative relationship between the AIS and Paralympics Australia.

“The second half of Peter’s time as CEO of the AIS was largely impacted by the Covid pandemic and his support for our Paralympians throughout the difficult journey to Tokyo was a key factor in our Australian Paralympic Team’s ability to produce a highly successful campaign,” Anderson said.

“On behalf of Paralympics Australia, I thank Peter for his contribution and wish him well in his future endeavours.”

By: David Sygall, Paralympics Australia
Posted: 19 October 2021