We thank all of our Board members for their valuable insight and guidance, and their unwavering passion for all things triathlon. The following are our un-paid directors appointed in accordance with the Triathlon Queensland constitution.
Cara was appointed to the Board in 2019. A relative newcomer to the sport, Cara completed her first triathlon at Raby Bay Queensland Tri Series in October 2018 after signing up with her local tri club Carina Leagues Tri Club in August of that year, and now focuses on 70.3 distance events.
Cara is an experienced consultant with a history of working in the professional services and management consulting industries. She is a Chartered Accountant skilled in Internal Audit, Accounting, Tax, Financial Reporting, and Project Management.
She is passionate about promoting diversity and inclusion in triathlon, particularly in driving up female participation rates for the longer endurance events.
In her spare time, Cara is working to complete her MBA studies, and also works with animal rescue groups through fostering animals.
Sarah Richmond has over 20 years experience within various aspects of the Accounting profession. Currently a Senior Manager at Nexia Brisbane, within the Business Advisory sector, Sarah's career has spanned across UK and Australia.
Sarah has been a member of Triathlon Queensland for eight years and is currently an active member of Red Dog Triathlon Training, competing regularly as an age group triathlete. She recently represented Australia at the ITU World Championships on the Gold Coast.
Sarah joined the Board of Triathlon Queensland in 2018.
Graham was appointed to the Board on January 2022 and brings a wealth of business and sport knowledge to the board at all levels. Graham is an active coach with the North Queensland Triathlon Academy in Townsville and was a founding member of the Free Radicals Triathlon club which boasted over 300 members during his tenure.
Graham is dedicated to growing the sport of Triathlon at all levels, a firm believer in ingenuity and thinking freely to achieve common goals as well as his own. Graham not only coaches but competes in AG races from Sprint to full Iron distance events qualifying for the World Championships on two occasions at the 70.3 distance as well as winning AG accolades at National level. He was voted Best Regional Coach 2015-16.
Graham has more than 30 years’ experience in different business roles that have taken him around the globe in leadership, mentoring and people performance management, and project management. Currently he is working in a strategic HR function.
|Appointed in November 2018, Hamish McKellar joined the Board as an independent director.
Hamish has over 20 years experience as a Corporate Lawyer and Corporate Secretary in medium-large companies and is currently General Counsel and Company Secretary at Queensland Airports Ltd, which owns and operates Gold Coast, Townsville, Mt Isa and Longreach Airports.
As a life-long supporter of sports, Hamish grew up participating in martial arts, then cycling as a young adult. He represented Australian National University at three successive University Games and represented Canberra Cycling Club at state and national level.
Hamish is a fervent supporter of amateur sport as a foundation for building skills and resilience that transfer across to all aspects of life.
|Teresa Theaker has come from a Fitness Management background, with 13 years directing the Sanctuary Cove Recreation Club and holding positions at Bond University, Sheraton Mirage, Hyatt Regency and within V8 supercars as a fitness trainer. Teresa has a Diploma in Exercise Science, is a Performance level triathlon coach and accredited running coach.
More recently Teresa has completed the Governance Foundation course for not for profit board members.
Founder of the Gold Coasts' largest triathlon club, Team T- Rex 13 years ago, Teresa is co-director and a full time coach based at the Gold Coast Performance Centre .
Representing Australia in age group triathlon 7 times and an avid triathlete for 21 years so far.
Drew has 20+ years as a HR and Change specialist. Dedicating the majority of his professional life helping guide companies through iconic periods of change, Drew has worked across a range of industries for numerous listed companies and is recognised as a transformation specialist in high profile and high pressure environments including acquisition, expansion, and or major transformation and restructure.
With respect to his knowledge of Triathlon, Drew brings direct experience of running and coaching both large and smaller club environments to the board. Drew was one of three founders and inaugural President of South Bank Triathlon Club in April 2010. Since 2016 Drew founded a smaller squad and online coaching services by way of Standing Start Triathlon.
Peter is from an education background of over 35yrs as a teacher and a school principal. His passion lies with creating and supporting sport pathways for students and particularly para athletes. He has been involved with school and community sport from club through to state and national teams, including Qld School Triathlon and Swimming as well as previously being the Qld Coach of the Visually Impaired Swimming Team.
Peter is an active committee member of Bayside Multisport Club and has previously represented the Australian Age Group Team in Duathlon – Adelaide 2015, Aquathlon & Triathlon – Mexico 2016, Gold Coast 2018. He is currently a Guide for a visually impaired club mate and they compete along side other para athletes in the local race scene. He also enjoys being part of the Adventure racing calendar and the occasional ultra running event.
Peter was appointed to the Board in January 2022 and aims to support the connection between Triathlon Qld and the school sport platform as well as ensure solid pathways for our junior athletes.