Date: 5 June 2015
The Athletics Review Monitoring Committee (ARMC) has held its second meeting to continue to address and monitor the recommendations contained in the Glasgow Review and the more recent Independent Review of Athletics in Australia.
The AMRC can report that Athletics Australia has made further progress against a number of the recommendations. Key activities undertaken by Athletics Australia since the previous meeting included:
- Commencement of a broader stakeholder consultation process that will feed into the development of a new 10-year Vision and Strategic Plan. AA's Member Associations and Little Athletics Australia and its Member Association have been asked to contribute a series of key themes that will be the subject of conversations that will help define the 10-year Vision;
- The focus at this stage is on defining what success looks like in ten years’ time, including the first four years of the Strategic Plan;
- Once themes have been agreed, Athletics Australia will work with Member Associations to ensure consultation occurs at Club level, and will also take responsibility for engaging with other stakeholder groups in the sport; (Recommendations 1, 2, 16);
- A Board Review briefing document has been finalised by the Board and will be distributed to a number of credentialed independent organisations with experience in conducting Board Reviews. It has been suggested that the Review process will focus on performance and skillsets of current directors, identification of areas for improvement and skills gaps, as well as a review of all committees of the Board. The timeframe will require the preferred organisation to commence in June, attending the June meeting of the Board (Recommendations 3, 4).
Separately, the AIS has confirmed that Dean Kenneally, recently appointed Head of High Performance at the AIS, will be their representative on the ARMC. I welcome Dean to the Committee.
Our next update will be provided in mid-June, following the next meeting.
Athletics Review Committee Chair
Athletics Australia Vice President