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Michelle Cooper    President
michelle cooper  

An accomplished keynote and motivational speaker, Michelle takes her professional background in behavioural change and delivers powerful personal examples of successfully navigating change, for individuals and organisations. Michelle is a professional coach and mentor and has a passion for connection at all levels of an organisation. Recently Michelle’s professional focus has been on the national merger integration of a professional membership association where she was driven by a strong desire to ensure value for all. 

Michelle has previously held the position of Independent Director on the Triathlon Queensland board. Michelle is an age-group athlete, club owner and coach and whilst having conquered the full gamut of triathlon distances many times over including Ironman, she is yet to tackle an enticer!  

David Tucker


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David Tucker has worked in the Sports Industry for over 20 years.  Having held senior sports marketing and commercial roles with NIKE in Australia and the UK, David moved to NIKE Inc as Managing Director of Manchester United Merchandising and Director of NIKE's Football Business Units.  After 15 years with NIKE, David left to lead Football Federation Australia's (FFA) commercial efforts as Head of Commercial.

Overseeing the delivery and execution of all of FFA's Broadcasting, Sponsorship, Licensing, Digital and Events related revenue, David successfully secured and renewed key partners and created all commecial, broadcasting and event elements of Manchester United's record breaking Australian Tour in 2013.

David subsequently became CEO of Infinite Retail, Australia's largest sports merchandising business before managing the sale of Infinite Retail to rebel sport and forming the sports consultancy business, TCA.  Through TCA, David works with a variety of international sporting companies and rights holders across sponsorship, events, digital, future technology and merchandising.

Alex Gosman  

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Alex is a long-term Canberra resident, and has had extensive industry experience over the past 30 years, including leadership of several industry associations and executive positions with Ericsson Australia and GlaxoSmithKline.

He has been an avid “surburban” triathlete for the past 30 years, although he is now more focused on ocean swimming and coaching. He is heavily involved in the administration of the sport, including three years as Chair of Triathlon ACT and the TA Future Model of Operations committee

Alex also umpires Aussie Rules, and is active in a range of not-for-profits and charity organisations in the ACT.

Brian McGovern  

Brian McGovern


Brian McGovern is a Non-Executive Advisory Board Member of the Property Industry Foundation. He is also a Committee Member of the Property Council of Australia’s, Capital Markets, Corporate Governance and Regulation Committee.
Brian is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of FINSIA – the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA) – and holds academic qualifications of;
Masters in Commercial Law, Melbourne University Law School
Master of Business Administration, Graduate School of Business, Curtin University (WA), and
Post Graduate Diploma in Banking & Finance, Graduate School of Business, Curtin University

Brian recently retired from his corporate career in banking, finance and investment (superannuation). He is a passionate triathlete who has competed at all distances including 70.3 and Ironman including three times age group competitor in the Hawaiian Ironman World Championships (2009, 2014, and 2018). He now looks forward to giving back to the sport of triathlon which has given him so much.

Nickie Scriven  

Nickie Scriven

Nickie Scriven is a Non-Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer with 20+ years of experience leading financial and retail multinationals. She currently serves as a board member to world-renowned sporting and media organisations and impactfully leads high-performance teams. 

For six consecutive years, Nickie featured on the 'Top 30 Women in Media Power List Australia’, and in 2021, was recognised with the ‘Asia Pacific Women to Watch Award'. She has a Master of Marketing and specialist training in leadership and negotiations at The Living Leader Australia, Scotwork and Publicis Groupe. 

As a senior executive leader at Zenith Australia Nickie has catapulted the company to success, delivering double-digit revenue growth year on year for four consecutive years. Nickie is a zealous leader who inspires action and motivates teams around a growth-focused goal. Nickie is a fierce creative, thought-provoking strategist and marketing expert – reshaping how companies do business globally.

A long time sports participant and enthusiast, Nickie has been competing in triathlons for 27 years and has served as a committee member of her local Triathlon Club.

Stuart Corbishley


Stuart Corbishley


Stuart is an experienced sports lawyer and administrator who advises state, national and international governing bodies on a range of legal, commercial, governance and integrity matters. Stuart headed up the legal teams at the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games and at AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015, and was involved in establishing Cricket Australia’s men’s and women’s Big Bash Leagues, Netball Australia’s Suncorp Super Netball competition and Athletics Australia’s Nitro Athletics.

Stuart is currently General Counsel & Company Secretary of Invictus Games Sydney 2018 and General Counsel of Football Federation Australia’s FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 Bid. Stuart is also a member of Athletics Australia’s Ethics & Integrity Committee.  Previously, Stuart was a Director & the Secretary of the Australian and New Zealand Sports Law Association.

Having completed his first triathlon in 2018, Stuart remains in awe of the dedication, determination and achievement of participants at every level of our sport.


Marlene Elliott    

Marlene Elliott

  Fifteen-year career as a Director at KPMG, 2003 – 2018.  Currently, Non-Executive Director of Commonwealth Games Australia and Workways Australia. Former Board member of Netball Victoria, 2013 – 2020. Deep knowledge of NFP, sport and community-based organisations. An Associate Director with VUCA Trusted Advisors, a boutique advisory firm providing governance, strategy, board performance review and executive search services.

Expert in client/customer experience, analysis and translation of feedback to increase retention, drive profitable growth and enable orgnisational change. Extensive experience working closely with CEOs, Executives and Boards to increase performance, deliver on brand promise and achieve financial and strategic objectives. Strong strategy, governance and marketing skills and capabilities. 

An experienced Executive, successfully leading and motivating teams to enable organisational and behavioural change to embed a customer centric culture. High performer in the business and sporting arena who contributes to success by engaging everyone on the journey. Experienced at influencing and advising boards and committees. 

Former Netball player and coach at state and national level. Melbourne based, I love all sport and exercise that promotes a healthy life style and creates community engagement. I’m excited to be contributing towards the success and growth of Triathlon Australia. I am driven by my purpose every day, to enable others to shine and succeed.




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Chief Executive Officer
Tim Harradine

Executive Team
Head of Events & Technical – Toby Keegan
General Manager Commercial, Marketing & Communications – Ellen Kingston
General Manager Corporate Services & Finance – Stuart Hoopmann
General Manager Performance - Daniel Mangano
General Manager Sport Services – Alex Anasson
National Manager Australian Age Group Teams – Alexandra Fehon
National Integrity Manager - Chris Cunningham

State Managers
Queensland – Mathew Sundstrom
Victoria – Murray Newham
Tasmania – Shellie Wakefield
South Australia – Laura Bond
Northern Territory – Lucy Berk


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