Kieren Perkins OAM is Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Sports Commission.
Considered by many as the best distance freestyler ever as a four-time Olympic medallist, Kieren is passionate about the whole sporting ecosystem, from grassroots participation to high performance.
In the Australia Day Honours of 1992, Kieren was named Young Australian of the Year and awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM). Also named an Australian Living Treasure and inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 2002. Kieren has developed strong business acumen through his time at NAB and Australian Unity Bank. His focus as CEO of the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) is to make Australia stronger through sport and build sustainable winning systems for Australian athletes.
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Champions of Change Sport
Kieren Perkins OAM is a Member of the Champions of Change Sport Group established in 2015. The Sport Group includes leaders from every major sport in Australia, and of some of Australia’s most successful sporting clubs. The group is focused on advancing women in leadership, pay equality and creating safe, respectful and inclusive sporting environments.