Acting CEO, Australian Sports Commission / Sport Australia
Rob is passionate about Sport and has dedicated a large part of his life to playing sport, being a sports administrator, as well as volunteering in several sports. Having spent the last 15 years on the side of a National Sports Organisations and State Sporting Organisations Rob believes unquestionably in the power of sport and physical activity and its ability to unite the community.
Rob recently retired after 25 years as a Partner at Ernst and Young Chartered Accountants. During his time Rob ran complex organisations as well as managed a large professional services practice over Oceania and Asia.
Rob has been an independent member of Australian Sports Commission Finance, Audit and Risk Committee as the Independent member for over 8 years and was Finance Director of Richmond AFL Club from 2002 - 2019. He was also the Chair of Hockey Victoria for the last 11 years, which is the Sport he played many years ago.
Making Australia stronger through sportWhile there are many known benefits for participating in sport, Sport Australia Acting CEO Rob Dalton will discuss how the benefits not only arise from playing sport, but being involved at all levels; player, coach, volunteer. Mr Dalton will also discuss how inclusive and innovative sporting environments can build stronger communities.