Kieren Perkins OAM, CEO of the Australian Sports Commission, will Address the National Press Club of Australia.
Kieren Perkins OAM is regarded as one of the world’s greatest distance swimmers having won four Olympic medals. Following his retirement from swimming in 2000, Mr Perkins transferred his knowledge and experience to build a successful career across the consulting and banking sectors, including 10 years at NAB before taking on the Chief Executive Officer role at Australia’s Unity’s retail banking unit in 2021. Having seen sport from all angles over four decades, Mr Perkins is passionate about the whole sports sector, from grassroots to high performance. Mr Perkins was President of Swimming Australia until he took on the role of Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Sports Commission in March 2022. His focus in this new role is to ensure sport has a place for everyone and delivers results that make Australia proud.