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Bachelor of Law, Sydney University (Australia)
Lawyer and Company Director
Member of the Executive (1982-1985), Vice-President (1985-1990) then President (1990-) of the Australian National Olympic Committee (AOC); President of the Australian Rowing Council (1983-1988); Council member of the World Rowing Federation (FISA) (1992-2014); Senior Vice-President of the Organising Committee for the Olympic Games Sydney in 2000 (SOCOG) (1993-2000) and Chairman of SOCOG Sports Commission (1996-2000); Member (1994), Vice-President (1995-2010) then President (2011-) of the International Council of Arbitration for Sport (ICAS); President of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) (2011-); Chairman of the Australian Olympic Foundation (1996-); Member, Sydney Olympic Park Authority (2005-); Director (1985) and Deputy Chairman (1986-1989) of the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS); Member (1987-1989) and Deputy Chairman (1989-1998) of the Australian Sports Commission (incl. AIS); Activities at the Games of the Olympiad: Australian Olympic Team Rowing Section Manager, Montreal 1976, Administration Director, Moscow 1980, Deputy Chef de Mission, Los Angeles 1984 and Chef de Mission at the following editions: Seoul 1988, Barcelona 1992, Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000, Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008
Olympic Order, gold (2000); FISA Medal of Honour (2000); Member of the Order of Australia (AM) (1989); Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) (1995); Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) (2006)
Member of the Executive Board (2009-2012); IOC Vice-President (2013-); Member of the following Commissions: Juridical (2002-2014), Olympic Games Study (2002-2003), TV Rights and New Media (2005-2015), Coordination for the Games of the XXX Olympiad London 2012 (2005-2012), Coordination for the Games of the XXXI Olympiad Rio 2016 (2010-2016); Chair of the following Commissions: Coordination for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad Tokyo 2020 (2013-), Juridical (2014-2015), Sport and Law (2014-2015), Legal Affairs (2015-); Delegate Member for Broadcast rights - Oceania (2015-)