MICHELLE COOPER APPOINTED TRIATHLON AUSTRALIA PRESIDENT
Michelle Cooper was elected as the new President of Triathlon Australia at the Annual General Meeting on Saturday 10 November 2018, the first female to be appointed since the governing body formed in 1986.
Ms Cooper previously served as Vice President under the stewardship of outgoing President Ben Houston.
Cooper has extensive Board experience in her past four roles, including a place on the Sports Ministers Advisory Council (QLD) developing a 10-year sport and recreation engagement strategy.
She has also sat on several advisory councils, is a motivational speaker around behavioural change, age group triathlete, coach, wife and mother to a teenage daughter and two step-daughters.
Since her appointment to the Triathlon Australia board four years ago, Ms Cooper has formed strong relationships with her fellow board directors and since 2015 at International Triathlon Union (ITU) level through participation at Congress. More recently, she joined the Oceania Triathlon Union (OTU) where her leadership and vision has seen her appointed to the role of Secretary General.