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The role of the Chief Executive Women (CEW) organization to influence and engage all levels of Australian business and government to achieve gender balance has been strengthened following the announcement of its 2022 scholarships.

In a boost for the Paralympic movement, CEW has announced Paralympics Australia Chief Executive Catherine Clark as one of two recipients of the CEW Governance Institute of Australia scholarships.

With Paris 2024 approaching and the Brisbane 2032 Games presenting a once-in-a-generation opportunity for Australian sport, Clark said the scholarship will give her the opportunity to sharpen her skills to effectively influence and advocate on behalf of the millions of Australians living with disability.

“I applied for this scholarship to be better equipped for the future of the Paralympic Movement in Australia, and for my future career in corporate governance,” Clark said.

“In 2032, Australia will host two of the biggest events in the world, and over the next decade I will be part of the complex global governance and leadership responsibilities we have as a Host Country.

“Paralympic sport has the power to change and shape perceptions for people with a disability, so this is about participation, employment, health and accessibility – sport and so much more.

“I want to ensure I have the skills and knowledge to effectively influence and advocate as I contribute to the planning, delivery and legacy of Brisbane 2032.”

Clark joined Paralympics Australia in January and has driven a comprehensive strategic overhaul of PA’s operations to set the organisation on a clear and purposeful course towards the 2032 Paralympic Games and beyond.

By: Paralympics Australia
Posted: 16 December 2022