Sydney, AUSTRALIA, July 09, 2012 – Boyden, a global leader in executive search, announced today that it has been selected by Triathlon Australia to provide executive recruiting services for the organisation’s National Performance Director. The global search will be led by Michael Catlow, veteran sports industry search leader and Managing Director of Boyden Australia in Melbourne, and Anne Stuckey, Executive Director of Boyden Australia in Sydney.
Reporting to CEO Anne Gripper, the National Performance Director will oversee the strategic leadership and direction of all aspects of Triathlon Australia’s National High Performance Program, ensuring that Australia achieves sustained international success in triathlon performances at the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games and ITU World Championships.
“For us it was the right decision to select Boyden, owing to the firm’s proven success in working with us and their long-standing commitment to the Australian market and sports industry,” said Ms. Gripper. “Boyden possesses a combination of functional experience and client focus, which we are confident will fully address our leadership needs.”
“Having successfully conducted a CEO search for Triathlon Australia in 2010, it’s an exciting opportunity for us to re-engage with this prestigious international sporting body to lead the search for this high profile executive role,” said Michael Catlow, Managing Director of Boyden Australia. “We are confident in finding a proven leader with a sports affinity, and strong business and people skills.”
Mr. Catlow brings extensive experience in international management recruitment, including a stellar track record of completing 400 sport industry assignments. His previous placements include CEO Australian Sport Commission, CEO World Masters Games, CEO World Bowls, CEO Basketball Australia, CEO Wheelchair Sports, CEO of the Victorian Olympic Council and Head Coach All England Netball.
Australia is currently the leading nation in the sport of triathlon, with elite and age group athletes gaining top placements at numerous World Championships, the 2004 and 2008 Olympics and the 2010 Commonwealth Games. Approximately 160,000 participants compete in hundreds of events held annually throughout Australia, including triathlons, duathlons, aquathlons and Ironmans. Triathlon Australia works closely with key stakeholder groups such as the Australian Sports Commission and many state and local government bodies and authorities to provide a fun and safe environment for multisport athletes.
About Triathlon Australia
Triathlon Australia is the official national sporting organization responsible for the management and delivery of the sport of triathlon, duathlon and aquathlon within Australia. It is also the official body responsible for the implementation of multisport within Australia. Triathlon Australia has eight affiliated state and territory Triathlon Associations which are official members of the national body, with approximately 9000 affiliated members and 180 affiliated triathlon clubs. Visit Triathlon Australia at http://www.triathlon.org.au