Staff
David
Maxwell
Sport and Local Community Engagement Officer
Mark
Wright
Head of Sport & Local Community
Roger
Carter
Sport Development Manager
Helen
Bryson
Elite Athlete Program Manager
Megan
Maurice
Sports Media & Communications Officer
Sports Advisory Council
Prue Watt
Prue
Watt

Prue Watt OAM is one of Australia’s most successful Paralympic swimmers. She represented Australia at the four Paralympic Games held between 2004 and 2016. At the Athens 2004 Games, she brought home five silver medals and one bronze medal – an outstanding result, which led to her being awarded the 2004 Australian Paralympic Committee Female Junior Paralympian of the Year.

Andrew Edmonson
Andrew
Edmonson

Andrew is a wheelchair rugby player who made Paralympic debut in Rio, where the Australian Steelers became the first team in wheelchair rugby history to win consecutive Paralympic gold medals and a World Championship title in a four-year period. 

Alex
Blackwell

One of Australia’s most successful ever cricketers, Alex Blackwell played 12 Test matches, 144 One Day Internationals and 95 T20 Internationals for her country. A vocal advocate for equality, Blackwell has been at the forefront during a time of rapid change for the women’s game that has brought increased pay and professionalism.

Simon Poidevin
Simon
Poidevin AM

Simon is a UNSW Foundation Board Director who co-founded the establishment of the UNSW Ben Lexcen Sports Scholarship in 1988. He has extensive experience in the funds management industry, and is currently Managing Director, Corporate Banking at Bell Potter Securities.

Dr Melanie
Webb

Melanie Webb is a doctor and former Olympic windsurfer, one of the first recipients of a Ben Lexcen Sports Scholarship, and has been inducted into the UNSW Sport Hall of Fame. She continues to be involved with the sport, holding coaching positions with state and national windsurfing teams.

Paul
Clitheroe AM

Paul Clitheroe is a keen sailor and a widely respected financial adviser and a Director of ipac Securities, a company which he founded with four partners in 1983 that is now one of Australia’s leading financial planning firms. He was awarded the Centenary Medal in 2003, an OAM in 1988, and an AM in 2018.

Matt
Carroll AM

Matt Carroll is an accomplished senior sports executive with over two decades’ experience. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer at the Australian Olympic Committee, having previously worked at Australian Sailing, Rugby Australia and Football Federation Australia.