Australian Institute of Sport appoints SRi

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Australian Institute of Sport appoints SRi Executive

Global executive recruitment firm leading the search for 3 key roles

24 November 2017, Sydney, Australia – The Australian Sports Commission has appointed SRi Executive to lead a landmark project designed to transform the leadership team of its high performance arm, the Australian Institute of Sport.

SRi’s Sydney-based Managing Partner ANZ, Jonathan Harris, will manage the process to identify three Deputy Directors to sit across Sport Strategy & Investment, Applied Technology & Innovation, and Athlete Welfare & Engagement. Three other senior roles will be appointed internally.

The move to transform the AIS is led by new Director Peter Conde, who commenced in late October 2017 to deliver on a renewed vision and direction for the AIS.

Further details of the three positions can be found here.

Peter Conde, AIS Director, said, “Our mission is to lead and enable a united high performance system that supports Australian athletes to achieve podium success, and ensures that we continue to build national pride and inspire all Australians through great sporting role models.

“We must be World Best in everything we do. Key elements include transforming the system workforce to better deliver performance outcomes, increasing our capability to provide for athlete welfare and community engagement, and optimising our applied research, technology and innovation to solve strategic performance problems.

“We have asked SRi to conduct a truly global search to secure the AIS the very best talent available and those who have the drive to be part of a significant transformation on a national scale.”

Jonathan Harris, SRi’s Managing Partner ANZ, commented, “SRi is delighted to be selected to lead this extremely important search that will drive change across the AIS’ and how it relates to its partners.

“Over the course of the past decade we have built deep insights into the Technical, Elite and High Performance sector on a global basis. The three positions have already attracted a huge amount of interest from marquee talent both here in Australia and Overseas, and I’m confident of helping the AIS find transformational talent.”



About AIS

The Australian Institute of Sport is the central strategic leadership agency in the development and delivery of Australian elite and high performance sport.

The AIS purpose is to lead and enable a united high-performance system that supports Australian athletes with the ultimate aim to achieve podium success. It acts to build collaboration, alignment and effectiveness within the Australian Sports sector. For more information, visit

About SRi

SRi is the leading firm dedicated to the constant and growing demand for executive and management talent in sports, media and entertainment.

Operating from offices in Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Japan, Singapore, Switzerland, the UK and the USA, our expert advisers work as a global team providing search and consulting services through combining deep sector knowledge with world-class and cutting-edge talent acquisition and management practice. For more information visit


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