Paralympics Australia (PA) has made an important appointment to help strengthen its governance as the green and gold runway to Brisbane 2032 continues.
The addition of Joanne Peulen to PA’sFinance, Audit and Risk Management Committee, reporting to the PA Board, was announced on Monday and comes at a critical time for the organisation.
Peulen will bring outstanding strategic, financial and business risk management expertise to the role, particularly from the large-scale energy and public sectors, with more than 20 years of experience at Board and executive leadership levels.
“Paralympics Australia has an incredible responsibility to grow opportunities for Australians with a disability to fulfill their potential through the power of sport,” Peulen said.
“As someone who enjoys motivating and inspiring others to find ways to exceed expectations, I’m feeling excited and ready to play my part in PA’s ongoing pursuit to become a catalyst for change and to deliver the most successful era of Australian Paralympic sport.
“I am a firm believer in empowerment through education and the link between workplace culture, performance and resilience, so I’m looking forward to finding ways to contribute meaningfully in this role.”
Peulen joins PA President Jock O’Callaghan, Vice-Presidents Alison Creagh and Grant Mizens, Board Member Tim Carmody and external independent member David Kells, who serves as Chair, on the Committee.
The PA President said the Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee was a vital cog in PA’s governance structure, which will now be strengthened by Peulen’s involvement.
“I am delighted to welcome Joanne and to have opportunity to work alongside an expert of her calibre during this hugely important period for our movement,” O’Callaghan said.
“With Paris 2024 less than 18 months away and preparations for Brisbane 2032 gathering pace, Joanne has an important role to play as part of our Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee and I have no doubt she will significantly bolster our ability to address the many opportunities and challenges ahead.
“The Australian Paralympic movement continues be the beneficiary of the extensive skills, expertise and passion of the members of PA’s various Committees, which is something we certainly never take for granted.”
By: Tim Mannion, Paralympics Australia
Posted: 28 March 2023