It is with great pleasure that we announce that VIS Chair, Nataly Matijevic, has been reappointed by The Hon Martin Pakula MP, Minister for Sport, Tourism and Major Events.
Ms. Matijevic joined the VIS Board in 2017 and not long after, she stepped into the role of Acting Chair following the departure of Nicole Livingstone OAM to lead the AFLW. Ms. Matijevic was then appointed VIS Chair in March 2019.
Together with the VIS Board, over her first term, the VIS has developed our strategic plan, reviewed, refreshed and updated the VIS values, vision and mission, whilst confirming the core business of the VIS in supporting our high performing athletes.
Ms. Matijevic has more than 20 years of expertise gained in senior roles in government, politics, communications and stakeholder management. She previously headed the Melbourne office for aglobal strategic communications firm and spent two years working as a senior consultant in the Middle East.
For the past three years she has worked with Plenary Group in leading Communications and Stakeholder Relations for two major transport infrastructure projects - the High Capacity Metro Trains Project and the Western Roads Upgrade Project.
Ms. Matijevic said it was a great privilege to have been reappointed and was looking forward to continuing to lead the VIS Board in a year where the Institute is celebrating its 30th anniversary whilst supporting athletes during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We are all living through unusual times with so many unexpected and necessary changes to the way we live and work but I am very proud of our VIS athletes, coaches and staff that have taken on this challenge with energy and their usual 'can do' attitude.”
“For our Vixens netballers their SSN season has been postponed as have national and international championships for many sports, as well as the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics that will instead be held next year. It is truly inspiring to see that despite all this, our athletes remain focused on achieving success in sport and life”.