Swimming WA appoints new CEO

20 June 2024

Swimming WA is delighted to announce the appointment of highly respected sports executive, Emily Randall as new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Randall is well known in the aquatics sports and throughout the WA sports community as an advocate for strong governance and values-based leadership. She brings a proven track record in establishing strong stakeholder relationships and achieving strategic objectives, having delivered outstanding outcomes during her career across strategic, sport policy and cultural dimensions.

Prior to Randall's appointment as CEO of Swimming WA, she consulted with SportWest, the peak body for sport in WA as well as the Western Australian Institute of Sport (WAIS). Previously, she was CEO of Gymnastics WA, where she successfully increased membership and funding, as well as implemented several important governance frameworks including the implementation of the National Integrity Framework and a Reconciliation Action Plan.

She holds a Master of Business Administration, is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has undertaken education in Applied Risk Management. She holds Board positions at Water Polo WA and Rottnest Channel Swim Association, and is well versed in the aquatics, having previously worked at Swimming WA as General Manager. 

“We are thrilled to welcome Emily back to Swimming WA," said Swimming WA President, Darren Michael

"To have secured a leader of Emily’s experience and calibre is an excellent outcome for our sport. Emily will continue the work of our outgoing CEO in leading a strong organisational culture and good governance, as well as driving new initiatives.

“This is a particularly exciting time for Swimming WA during an Olympic year and the success that WA has had in the pool. With our new Strategic Plan 2024 – 28 to be launched in the coming weeks, Emily has the qualities and experience needed to lead the delivery of our strategic objectives. The Swimming WA Board is looking forward to working with Emily. 

"On behalf of the Swimming WA Board and members, I welcome Emily and look forward to her commencement on 1st July, enabling a short handover before the departure of Sophie Row.”

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