Craig Scott steps down as Chair of Little Athletics NSW and Melissa Chandler is elected.
Little Athletics NSW today announces that Craig Scott has stepped down as Chairman.
Craig, a Life Member of Little Athletics NSW, commenced on the Board in October 2016 and took over the role as Chair in July 2017.
During his time at the helm he led the organisation to improve processes and systems, always making himself available to Centres and members.
In recent times he played a major role in preparing the organisation and the sport as a whole to return to play during the COVID-19 pandemic, an office relocation to Sydney Olympic Park and the recruitment of a new CEO.
Craig reflects fondly on his time as Chair of Little Athletics NSW.
“Having been part of Little Athletics for over 30 years it has truly been an honour to have been Chairman for almost four years”, he said.
“Unfortunately, due to personal and professional commitments I am finding it increasingly difficult to dedicate the necessary time required to the role. The organisation must have a focussed Chairman during this important period for our sport. Consequently, I have made the decision to step down.
I will however remain on the Board to support the incoming Chair and continue to contribute to the sport I love.”
Melissa Chandler will commence in the position of Chair effective immediately following an election voted on by the serving Board Members.
Melissa commenced on the Board in July 2019 and is currently the Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee.
From the Ryde Little Athletics Centre and with 25 years experience in strategy execution, transformation management, finance and accounting, along with being involved in the sport of over 25 years, Melissa is well-positioned to drive Little Athletics forward.
Melissa pays homage to Craig and looks forward to the future of athletics as the first female President of Little Athletics NSW.
“Firstly, personally and on behalf of my fellow Board members, I thank Craig for his contribution to Little Athletics not just as Chairman but over the 30 years he has been involved. He is well respected within the Little Athletics community and he has left big shoes to be filled”, she said.
“I am also excited by the opportunity that has now been presented to me as Athletics embarks on the next steps to align as a sport and increase participation.
This year is the 50th anniversary of Little Athletics in NSW so it is a time to reflect and celebrate however also look to the future and the opportunities ahead.”