Directors’ Download: Sports Governance, for the Good of the Game

Mon 5 Feb 2018
5.30pm to 7.00pm

(Arrival time: 5.15pm)
5 This event will earn you 5 DPD units


AICD SA Business Centre and Members Lounge
Level 23, Westpac House
91 King William Street
Adelaide SA


Single Members: A$20.00 Non-members: A$30.00

Dr Amanda Rischbieth FAICD

Harvard Advanced Leadership Fellow 2017

Amanda was the only Australian of 40 global leaders selected to be a 2017 Harvard Advanced Leadership Fellow. She is now a Harvard ALI Coalition member - 340 global Fellows. In December 2017, she was appointed Harvard Visiting Scientist to the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Amanda is also current chairman of a US start-up advisory board developing Artificial Intelligence products for the health sector. She was a Telstra Business Women Award Finalist in 2 categories in 2015.

Amanda has over 30 years’ experience in key executive and non-executive positions in health service delivery, research, ethics, business, corporate governance and not-for-profit enterprise. She was CEO of the National Heart Foundation South Australia for over five and a half years. An experienced company director for over 16 years; Amanda’s board directorships have included the South Australian Motor Sport Board - Clipsal 500 V8 Supercars, Outcomes Australia, BetterOff Australia - Chairman, Leaders Institute of South Australia, South Australian Urban Renewal Authority, Australian College of Critical Care - National President and Chairman, the Australian Organ and Tissue Authority Advisory Council, and National Heart Foundation and its National Finance Advisory Committee.

Amanda is an Associate Professor at the University of Adelaide, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Governors Leadership Foundation Fellow and past GLF Alumni Executive Chairman. Her earlier career included being Director of Research for Calvary Health Care where she established an international Cancer Clinical Trials unit. Amanda also established and managed for 10 years the inaugural Cardiac and General Intensive Care unit at Wakefield Hospital. She chaired a Human Research Ethics Committee for over a decade and has 13 peer reviewed publications. Prior to this, Amanda spent 12 years as a senior member of the Royal Adelaide Hospital Intensive Care Unit retrieval team - local and international road, helicopter and fixed-wing retrieval/repatriation of critically ill patients.

Hon. Katrine Hildyard MP


Katrine is the Minister for Disabilities and Minister Assisting the Minister for Sport and Recreation and is also Member for Reynell in Adelaide’s beautiful southern suburbs.

Growing up in a single parent family, Katrine understands the values of being part of a caring community, of giving people a voice and of working with others to make a difference.

Katrine has fought to better the lives of South Australians for most of her working life. During her time as SA and NT Secretary of the Australian Services Union, Katrine represented workers in a range of industries to strive for equity and a fair go in the workplace. In 2012, she received the ‘Women Hold up Half the Sky’ Australia Day Award for her collaborative work to secure equal pay for 200,000 community workers.

Katrine is proud of having been the inaugural Chief Executive Officer of Together SA – a community organisation that engages community and stakeholders to collectively address the most difficult social issues. Katrine is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a fellow of the Governor’s Leadership Foundation and a graduate of Flinders University.

Katrine lives in Christies Beach with her husband, Charles, and teenage son and step son, and continues to be an extremely active member of her local community. Katrine is a great lover of sport and participates in various sporting pursuits.

In a market more fickle than ever, sporting boards are under pressure to deliver growth, while maintaining the integrity of their game.

Sporting organisations manage a range of unique governance challenges, including increased media and public scrutiny, doping, illicit drugs, anti-social behaviour, and members’ and public liability. These issues aren’t solely faced by players but members, executives and directors who are forced to deal with often confronting and systemic issues embedded into clubs over years.

Hear from our expert speakers as they discuss why sporting boards need to be the models of effective governance to guide their organisation in today’s competitive environment.

This will be an interactive session offering guests a opportunity to network amongst like-minded business professionals, ask questions of our industry experts and even share your own experiences with participants.

Please note: The Download Series of events are conducted as stand up networking style sessions. Limited seating available.


University of South Australia

Contact details

Katherine Masters
Events Coordinator
T. 08 8236 2800