Robert Dalton
Acting CEO
Sport Australia

Robert Dalton is passionate about sport and has dedicated a large part of his life to playing sport; being a sports administrator, as well as volunteering in several sports. Having spent the last 15 years on the side of a National Sports Organisations and State Sporting Organisations Rob believes unquestionably in the power of sport and physical activity and its ability to unite the community.

Robert Dalton recently retired after 25 years as a Partner at Ernst and Young Chartered Accountants. During his time Rob ran complex organisations as well as managed a large professional services practice over Oceania and Asia.

Rob has been an independent member of Australian Sports Commission Finance, Audit and Risk Committee. As an Independent member for over 8 years Robert was Finance Director of Richmond AFL Club from 2002 – 2019. He was also been the Chair of Hockey Victoria for the last 11 years; which is the Sport he played many years ago.

Champions of Change Sport

Robert Dalton 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.