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Changes to Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness

17 January 2020
Sports body welcomes year with new board
Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness, the body responsible for all of the University of Sydney's sport, fitness and recreation activities, begins 2020 with a change of structure and management.

Sydney University Sport (trading as Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness) has been run as an unincorporated association since the amalgamation of the Sydney University Sports Union (SUS) and the Sydney University Women’s Sports Association in 2003. 

Following a review of the SUS's corporate form and governance structure in 2019, a new company limited by guarantee was formed (Sydney University Sport and Fitness Limited), which is more suited to the size and scope of the business. Like its predecessor, the new entity is a registered charity.

The new company is governed by a board of 10 non-executive directors:

  • David Mortimer AO, Chair
  • Simone Whetton, Deputy Chair
  • Warwick Lynch, Chair of the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee
  • Jane Spring, Member of the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee
  • Rodney Tubbs (current Chair of the University of Sydney Sports Foundation)
  • Kirsten Thomson
  • Mike Wiseman
  • Todd Stevenson
  • Natalie Klug (student director)
  • Mark Faraday (student director)

Dr Michael Spence, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Sydney, acknowledged the contribution of the outgoing SUS Management Committee including Executive Director, Rob Smithies, current President, David Wright, and immediate past President, James Flynn.   

We are grateful to the members of the Management Committee of Sydney University Sport for their dedicated and, in many cases, long service to both the University and SUS.
Dr Michael Spence, Vice-Chancellor and Principal

“We are grateful to the members of the Management Committee of Sydney University Sport for their dedicated and, in many cases, long service to both the University and SUS and their contribution to enriching the lives of our students, staff and community through the sports and fitness programs and facilities organised through SUS.”

He also thanked the initial directors of Sydney University Sport and Fitness Limited - Rodney Tubbs, Prof Joellen Riley and Warwick Lynch - for their work in preparing the new company to take over the business of SUS on 1 January this year.

Sydney University Sport and Fitness Limited is responsible for the administration and coordination of sport and fitness facilities and programs for members of the University, its 41 affiliated sports clubs and the local community.

Verity Leatherdale

Manager, Faculty Media and PR

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