Odgers Berndston partners with VIS for CEO search

The Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS) is partnering with Odgers Berndtson for the recruitment of its next Chief Executive Officer.

Sport is at the heart of what it is to be a Victorian. Sport is to Victorians as fashion is to Paris or architecture is to Florence. It flows through our social, cultural and economic life. Which is why the opportunity to lead the Victorian Institute of Sport is unlike any other in Australia.

The Chief Executive Officer of the VIS leads an organisation focused on elite sporting performance but, when sport runs so deeply, one that is privileged with significant cultural and social meaning.

While thousands of world class athletes have prepared out of the VIS over its 34-year history, only two individuals have led the organisation as CEO.

It is now time for a third.

The 2032 Brisbane Olympics and Paralympics are on the horizon. The VIS has a critical role in the delivery of this nation-defining and celebratory project through supporting Victorian athletes as they prepare for these great events.

To do so, the VIS needs a far-sighted leader who can nurture and develop outstanding athletes and staff, work closely with the Victorian Government, build relationships across national and international sports networks and provide influential advocacy on behalf of Olympic and Paralympic sport and the Victorian community.

Vision, strategic thinking, and a commitment to the concept of Success in Sport and Life, a central plank of VIS practice, will be required.

Find more information about the role here. Please direct all enquiries to Odgers Berndtson.


Chair – Victorian Institute of Sport

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