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Gymnastics Australia CEO Kitty Chiller AM Announces Departure

After more than four years leading Gymnastics Australia (GA), CEO Kitty Chiller AM will be leaving GA to take on a new opportunity in sports leadership.

Gymnastics Australia President Ben Heap has praised Kitty for her leadership during some of the sport’s most challenging times, including managing through and recovery from the effects of COVID and the commissioning of the Australian Human Rights Commission cultural review.

“On behalf of the GA Board and the broader gymnastics community I would like to thank Kitty for her considerable contribution to the leadership of the sport of gymnastics in Australia. Under Kitty’s leadership, GA has greatly improved its financial, operating and governance discipline and has also developed and implemented a whole of sport Strategic Framework and refreshed High Performance Plan to maximise opportunities in the lead up to the Brisbane 2032 Olympics.”

Heap also acknowledged the important role that Kitty played in the commissioning of the historic Australian Human Rights Commission whole of sport cultural review and GA’s response to the Change the Routine Report, including the adoption of all recommendations that are now well progressed.

“Kitty’s commitment to a culture of transparency and trust and the empowerment of the athlete voice through implementing policies and behaviours as part of a transformational cultural change project will have a positive effect on the sport for decades to come.”

Kitty said she will be sad to leave behind a fantastic team at Gymnastics Australia but feels the organisation is now in the right place to transition to new leadership, “It has been a great privilege to be involved in Gymnastics over the last four years both in Australia and globally through a seat on the FIG Executive Committee. With our operating and governance framework running well, our Strategic and High Performance Plans embedded, and with the implementation of the Change the Routine project plan and adoption of the National Integrity Framework, GA is in very good shape for the next era.”

“I would like to thank the GA Board, GA team and all our gymnastics stakeholders, especially the clubs, for their hard work and support over the last four years.”

Kitty will continue in her role as CEO until 4th March 2022, with her new role to be announced shortly.

The GA Board has engaged Left Field Sports, a specialist search firm, to undertake the search for the new CEO of Gymnastics Australia.

Taken from Gymnastics Australia. 

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