CAS has a highly credentialed and dedicated Board of Directors with a broad expertise and knowledge of the Australian sporting landscape. The Directors have combined over 60 years’ experience as National CEOs in the Australian sport and not-for-profit sectors.
Rob Bradley AM (President and CEO)
- Involved in the Australian sporting scene for over 35 years having been one of the early graduates of the Canberra University Bachelor of Sports Administration with a subsequent MBA at Southern Cross University.
- As President and CEO of CAS Rob has worked to build a strong Sport, Health and Education cross-sector collaboration to advocate for the vital contribution that sport makes to our nation.
- CEO of Royal Life Saving Society Australia for 16 years significantly increasing the financial strength, community awareness of key issues and industry leadership
- Early work was in operations and development at the Australian Rugby Union for 7 years which included building and implementing the Australian Rugby Pathway
- Held numerous national and international chair and board positions across sporting, leisure and recreation, lifesaving and drowning prevention organisations and interest groups
- Successfully worked with and through Government to towards policy and legislative change in areas such as GST, home pool fencing and compulsory swimming and water safety education
- Rob has been a director of CAS since 2009 and commenced as Chief Executive Officer in January 2013
- In 2018 Rob was made a Member (AM) in the General Division in the Order of Australia for ‘significant service to sport through management and community development, and as an advocate for health and water safety initiatives’ at the national level for over 30 years.
Lindsay Cane AM GAICD - Director
- Lindsay is currently CEO of the Royal Far West Children’s Health Scheme – one of Australia’s oldest children’s charities
- Lindsay has recently secured significant government support to redevelop the Royal Far West’s traditional home in Manly into a state-of-the-art health facility
- Impressive background as Sport National CEO and CEO in the charitable and healthcare sectors requiring high level government and corporate negotiations and partnerships including:
- Netball Australia
- Australian Asthma Foundation
- Australian Physiotherapy Association
- She ran a successful CEO consultancy business for several years and served on a range of high level boards including the Commonwealth Games Advisory Board. She is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a graduate of the AICD Directors Course
- Member of the CAS Board since 2003 and has served on Australian Masters Games Advisory Boards
Graham Fredericks - Director
- Up to November 2013 Graham was one of Australia’s longest serving CEOs of a national sporting organisation having held the position with Cycling Australia for 18 years
- He has been a Director of Australian Commonwealth Games Association and a Director of the Sport Australia Hall of Fame
- In 2004 Graham was named Sport Executive of the Year at the Australian Sport Awards
- Graham is a former Executive Director of ACT Rugby Union and is currently consulting in sport and association management
- Graham is currently consulting on Strategic Planning and Pacific Development to the Oceania Cycling Confederation
- Member of the CAS Board since 2003
Neil Dalrymple - Director
- Neil has held the position of Chief Executive Officer at Bowls Australia (BA) since May 2007
- During his tenure at BA, Neil has spearheaded numerous innovative strategic and operational changes in the organisation, which have impacted positively on the sport of Bowls in Australia. Neil’s focus has been, and continues to be, ensuring the ongoing sustainability and vitality of the sport of Bowls, both in Australia and internationally
- While at the helm of BA, Neil has overseen the ongoing professionalization of the organisation. He has been deeply engaged in strengthening the relationships between BA and each of the State and Territory Associations, as well as relationships with other key partners, such as the Australian Sports Commission and World Bowls
- Under Neil’s leadership, BA has expertly managed the continued improvement of Australia’s elite bowler squads, culminating in Australia’s Jackeroos’ most successful performance to date at the World Bowls Championships in 2016 – and putting Australia in excellent contention for Gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games
- Among Neil’s many innovations as CEO a stand out is the creation of the very successful Australian Premier League. This biannual competition for professional teams, now known as the Bowls Premier League (BPL), is attracting a wealth of new spectators and fans to a short form and highly exciting version of Bowls. With an eye to broadening the reach and appeal of Bowls for participants and spectators alike, Neil and BA secured weekly coverage of the sport via the Bowls Show screening on SBS
- Neil and the BA Team also masterminded the relocation of BA’s flagship annual competition, the Australian Open, to the Gold Coast in partnership with Tourism Events Queensland and the Gold Coast City Council
- Recognising the central role Bowls clubs and players play in the viability of the sport, Neil has also worked actively to ensure club sustainability. Neil and BA have created the nationwide network of Regional Bowls Managers. This vital resource available to Bowls clubs around the country is supported in part through BA’s partnership with Bolton Clarke (formerly known as the Royal District Nursing Service)
- Neil has previously held roles with NT Cricket (CEO) and Softball Australia (CEO), as well as two separate periods working for Cricket Australia
- Neil has an excellent understanding of and strong commitment to the myriad health and well-being benefits engagement with sport has for all Australians, regardless of gender, background or ability
Shane Coppin – Director
- Early in 2021, Shane commenced the role of Chief Executive Officer of the Presbyterian and Methodist Schools Association. During 2019-20 Shane played a key role in the unified corporate model of AusCycling having been CEO of Mountain Bike Australia since late 2013. Previously, Shane has worked with other sports including basketball, volleyball and hockey, having spent many years as a basketball coach. Shane has formally studied across various industry sectors and worked previously as both a business and sports consultant.
- Choosing a change from sport prior to re-joining with MTBA, Shane spent many years in the construction industry, working in the family company managing the production factory
- Now based on the Gold Coast, Shane is focused on and invests his time into MTBA and the strategic business re-imaging to produce and implement operational re-engineering to deliver improvements to business performance, engagement and overall outcomes
- Shane is committed to the overall development and enhancement of all sport in pursuit of health outcomes through increased participation opportunities