Andrea McQuitty (Appointed as President and Chair 12th November 2016)
Andrea has diverse experience in teaching and paddling, including participating in recreational paddling, competing at an international level, coaching all ages from junior to elite international competitors, instructing in the outdoor industry, event managing local and international paddling events, and working as a part-time Development Officer with Paddle Tasmania for seven years.
Andrea competed at the national level in wildwater canoeing, canoe slalom, canoe polo, and canoe sprint, winning national titles in wildwater canoeing and representing Australia at World Championships and World Cup races on many occasions. Andrea was the coach of the Tasmanian Institute of Sport (TIS) Elite Development Squad for wildwater canoeing and the national team coach from 2008-2010.
Andrea has been a Director of Paddle Australia since 2012, serving as President and Chair since November 2016.