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Advisory Board

The Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS) Board aims to advise, guide, and support the successful delivery of the QAS 2032 High-Performance Strategy.

The board serves as an advisory Board to the QAS General Manager, Department of Tourism and Sport as well as the Minister Honourable Michael Healy MP.

Board members

Dr Gregory Cox

Dr Gregory Cox is a domain leader for sports nutrition with extensive dietetic experience in industry, community, clinical, university and sports sectors. Dr Cox is a highly regarded professional sports nutrition consultant and lecturer with more than 60 peer reviewed journal articles, five books, and 25 book chapters on sports nutrition related topics.

Dr Cox is a Fellow and has served as a Board member of Sports Dietitians Australia. In 2016, he represented the Australian Olympic Committee Nutrition Lead for the Rio Olympic Games.

Shayne Gilbert

Shayne is a Senior Investment Manager at Shaw and Partners Limited and a founding Board Member of Share the Dignity. He is a passionate rugby, athletics and cricket coach, a father of four children and a former teacher. He was also the Vice President of Parkinson's Queensland from 2013 to 2015.

Shayne has extensive experience working in the financial services industry. His expertise will be important as the QAS ensures its increased funding is invested wisely and explores new funding sources.


Andrew Hopper, Director-General

In September 2022, Andrew took on the role of Director-General, Tourism Innovation and Sport (DTIS) and is leading the government’s key objectives to grow and strengthen the state’s visitor economy, innovation agenda and participation in sport and recreation.

Andrew joined DTIS in late 2021 as the Deputy Director-General, Tourism Recovery, Olympic Engagement and Legacy, with the focus of championing Queensland’s visitor economy, bringing the Tourism Industry Reference Panel’s Action Plan for Tourism Recovery to life and working in lockstep with Tourism and Events Queensland as well as industry.

Prior to taking up this role with DTIS, Andrew has spent over six years in executive roles in the Northern Territory, most recently as the Deputy CEO in the Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade, leading the teams at Tourism NT (including StudyNT), Screen Territory and Liquor and Gaming and Racing.

With an extensive background leading high performing teams in the tourism, major events, entertainment, sport and cultural industries in Australia and internationally, Andrew has led teams to deliver an increase in visitation, industry investment, successful major events, and projects. Having worked in both the public and private sectors, Andrew is well versed in working with stakeholders to find new ways of working together while overcoming roadblocks along the way.

Last updated: 01 Feb 2024