The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) Board has appointed Robert Dalton as Acting CEO of Sport Australia for the coming months.
Rob, who replaces Kate Palmer after she left the role last week, brings a wealth of experience to Sport Australia, with 25 years as a Senior Partner at EY where he focused on leadership, governance, strategy, audit and entrepreneurship.
Rob has also been actively involved in sport having been a representative hockey player for 15 years, non-Executive Director of the Richmond Football Club for 15 years and Chair of Hockey Victoria – Rob has stood down from his Hockey Victoria role while Acting CEO of Sport Australia.
Rob has also worked closely with the ASC having been an independent member of the organisations Finance Audit and Risk committee for the last eight years.
Dalton takes on the role at a difficult time for the Federal Government’s sport agency in the wake of the controversy surrounding allocations from the Community Sport Infrastructure Grants Program that prior to the last Federal election ignored Sport Australia advise and skewed funding decisions in favour of sporting clubs in marginal seats
The ASC Board will commence formal recruitment activities for a new Sport Australia CEO in the coming months and keep you informed of progress.