Lisa Gowthorp (Appointed as a Director 3rd November 2018)
Dr Lisa Gowthorp is an Assistant Professor of Sport Management at Bond University on the Gold Coast. Prior to her commencement at Bond in 2013, Lisa worked in high performance sport for over 12 years, with organisations such as the NSW Institute of Sport, The Australian Institute of Sport and Australian Canoeing; and, in sports such as Swimming, Gymnastics and Sprint Kayak. Lisa has managed sport teams at the World Championships and was the gymnastics section manager on the Australian Olympic Team in Beijing in 2008.
Lisa’s research interests include the governance and management of the Australian high performance sport system, especially government involvement in sport; sport governance and regulation, sport development, and high performance sport management issues (eg. concussion management, gender and anti-doping). Lisa consults with industry on governance issues and sport policy.
Lisa is currently a Director on the Board of Sport Management Australia and New Zealand (SMAANZ). Previously, Lisa was the Secretary-General of the Sliding Sports Australia (SSA) from 2014 – 2017.
Lisa’s understanding of the Australian sport system and specific knowledge of sport policy and governance will be a great asset as Paddle Australia continues to strengthen its leadership, governance and policy obligations to its members and stakeholders.