Career highlights

  • Olympic Games: gold medals in 1992, 1996 and 2004
  • Elected to the IOC Athletes’ Commission
  • Bachelor of Business, Economics and Finance, RMIT, Melbourne

Why did I want to be a member of the IOC Athletes’ Commission?
For me, it is important for athletes to lead a balanced life. Athletes that think about and attend to their lives after sport often become better athletes and this allows for a smoother transition from sport once retired. This is something that I feel strongly about and is one of the ways in which the IOC Athletes’ Commission can help.

What do the Olympic Games mean to me?
It was an honour and a privilege to represent my country
at six Olympic Games in rowing. Because, for me, the Games represent the pinnacle of sport and the ideals of fair play, honesty and showing respect for all competitors. Sport transcends all boundaries, and the Olympic Games is the epitome of this.

Role in the AC
I aim to help athletes of all ages, cultures and sports to enjoy their Olympic journey. I also represent athletes on the Olympic Programme Commission, which decides the sports event programme for the Olympic Games.

Additional roles in the IOC
Member of the following Commissions: Athletes’ (2014-), Olympic Programme (2014-), Marketing (2015-)