Danielle Woodward was re-elected as President of Australian Canoeing at the recent AGM.
Danielle has been involved in Canoeing since 1978. She was selected to her first Senior Australian Slalom Team in 1982 and remained on the senior team every year until her retirement in 2001. Over those years she was also involved with Canoeing at committee and institute level.
Since 2005 she has been involved with Canoeing in the capacity of National Selector for Slalom, although she has represented Slalom Canoeing over many years in the capacity of State Delegate and Paddlers Representative to Australian Canoeing, and Victorian Delegate to the Victorian Olympic Council.
She held the position of National Coach in 1997 as well as the Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS) Coach in 1997 for Slalom Canoeing. During her tenure with the VIS she also worked in the area of Athlete Career and Education for the sports of Tennis and Softball. She has also held positions with the Athletes Advisory Commission for ASDA and working groups as the Australian Sports Commission, Australian Institute of Sport or the Australian Olympic Council required.
Danielle has also managed national teams overseas, and dealt with budget and resource issues on a daily basis whilst employed by the Victorian Institute of Sport. She has been a Federal Agent with the Australian Federal Police (AFP) for over 25 years. Her role within the AFP has given her a good understanding of the legal system and common law principles, and she is conversant in reading legislation and dealing with corporate governance on a daily basis.
Interested Director Martyn Clancy-Lowe was also re-elected to his position, and one Interested Director position remains vacant.
We aim to fill this position by the 28th February 2014, before which a skills audit will be completed on the current Board of AC.
Nominations for the vacant Interested Director position will be considered by a Nominations Committee and voted on by the Member State Associations.