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QAS Board

The QAS Board is responsible to the Minister for Housing and Public Works and Minister for Sport, the Honourable Mr Michael (Mick) de Brenni MP, for developing QAS policy and overseeing the overall direction of the Academy. The Board includes a number of former elite athletes and leaders in the Queensland sporting community.

Bronwyn Thompson B Phty - QAS Board Chair

  • Former Director Athletics Australia
  • Former Chair of Athletes Commission for Athletics Australia
  • Three time Olympian (2000, 2004, 2008)
  • Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist 2006
  • Commonwealth Record, Long Jump.

Ray Epstein OAM, B Comm CA

  • Currently Chief Executive Officer of the Sporting Wheelies and Disabled Association and Australian Paralympic Committee Head Coach for Powerlifting
  • Represented Australia at 12 international competitions for weightlifting/powerlifting, including the Seoul and Barcelona Paralympic Games (was Team Captain for Barcelona)
  • Inaugural member of the QAS Athletes with a Disability Program from 1992 until his retirement from competition in 1995
  • Queensland Sporting Wheelies Coach of the Year 1998,2004, 2006
  • Awarded Medal of the Order of Australia in the 1994 Queen's Birthday Honours List for services to people with a disability and the sport of weightlifting

Naomi McCarthy OAM, BSc

  • Australian Women's Water Polo team member from 1994 through to 2004
  • Olympic gold medalist Sydney 2000
  • Representation at two Olympic Games in Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004, four World Championships and Four World Cups
  • 2001 named in top ten QAS athletes of the decade
  • AIS and QAS scholarship holder throughout career
  • Director of Womensport Queensland 2006 to 2010
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Held a variety of positions around project and event management.

AnneMarie White OAM

  • Principal AnneMarie White Consultants
  • Board Member for Education Queensland Sport Foundation, Womensport Queensland (Founding and Life member), Smith Family, Gymnastics Queensland and Zonta – Brisbane Breakfast Metro (President), Females in Training ACT, Ministerial Advisory on Women and Girls in Sport
  • Media Manager at International Events including Olympics; Paralympics; Commonwealth and Asian Games; World Championships
  • Published author: Women Who Win (2002), Telling it Like it is (2009) and was a contributing author to Olympic Gold (2012)
  • Has over 28 years extensive experience in  broadcasting, media and communications, event management and networking
  • Churchill Fellowship researching role modelling for women and girls in sport through media coverage
  • Personal interests include sport, travel, family activities, painting and writing. 

Scott Derwin

  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland
  • Chair Basketball Australia
  • Former Director of the Sport Australia Hall of Fame Ltd
  • Former Chief Executive Officer of Basketball Australia, Australian Paralympic Committee and Surf Life Saving Australia
  • Former Chair of Basketball Queensland and Sunshine Coast Sports Federation
  • Former President and Board Member of Confederation of Australian Sport, Newcastle Chamber of Commerce and Industry Ltd and Newcastle Branch of Surf Life Saving Australia Ltd.

Kelly McKellar-Nathan

Ms McKellar-Nathan has recently been appointed to the QAS Board. A snapshot of Ms McKellar-Nathan's profile will be made available shortly.

Steve Renouf

Mr Renouf has recently been appointed to the QAS Board. A snapshot of Mr Renouf's profile will be made available shortly.

Last updated
11 July 2017