Lisa Gowthorp (Appointed as a Director 3rd November 2018)
Dr Lisa Gowthorp joins paddle Australia with an extensive background in high performance sport. Lisa 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 a range of high performance sports over 12 years, with organisations such as the NSW Institute of Sport, the Australian Institute of Sport and Paddle Australia. 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 is also a member of Paddle Australia’s High Performance Advisory Group.