Three new NSWIS Board members announced

Posted on December 12, 2017 by in Newsletter Article 3 & NSWIS News

The NSW Institute of Sport (NSWIS) today announced the appointment of three new Board members to help lead the Institute over the coming years.

The three new Board members are;

  • Elizabeth Crouch
  • Chris Fydler OAM
  • Brad Lancken

NSWIS Chairman Gary Flowers was delighted to welcome the new Board members to the organisation.

“These three new Board members will provide invaluable support to the Institute during the coming years as we look towards the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and beyond.

“They will also increase the diversity of experience and background represented on the NSWIS Board.

“Elizabeth Crouch will provide vital expertise in strategy and governance to the Board. In Chris Fydler we add an important combination of elite athlete and business experience to the team. Brad Lancken will provide crucial commercial knowledge and advice as we continue to address the various challenges of 21st century sport governance.

“I look forward to working with them all as we continue to support Australian athletes to become worlds best.”


Elizabeth Crouch

The current Chair of AON Womens Uni 7s Rugby and Deputy Chair of the MQ Sydney Rays, Elizabeth brings a wealth of experience in strategy and governance to the NSWIS. Elizabeth is also Deputy Chancellor at Macquarie University, and is a Non-Executive Director at SGS Economics & Planning and McGraths Limited. She is also a Trustee at the Museum of Applied Arts and Science. Throughout her career she has held various roles within the Federal Government in the areas of building and construction, economic policy and infrastructure.
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Chris Fydler OAM

The Olympic gold medal winning swimmer offers experience of elite sport, alongside business expertise. Chris won gold at the Sydney 2000 Olympics in the 4x100m freestyle relay. Since retiring he has been a Board member of Swimming Australia (2006-10) as well as the Deputy Chef de Mission for the Australian Olympic Team at the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Away from sport Chris has formed an impressive career in the technology sector, growing a company from a small to medium sized enterprise.
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Brad Lancken

As the Group Executive Director of Seven Holdings Ltd, a leading Australian diversified operating and investment group, Brad provides exceptional media acumen to the NSWIS Board. Brad has held a number of director positions in the past, including with V8 Supercars.
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The new Board members join the current members of the NSWIS Board:

  • Gary Flowers (Chair)
  • Alan Jones AO (Deputy Chair)
  • Joseph Carrozzi
  • Sarah Ryan OAM
  • Mark Bethwaite AM

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