Board of Management

Board of Management

 
 

Governance

 

Established in 1896, Adelaide University Sport is directly affiliated with the University of Adelaide and has been incorporated in its own right since 1979.

 

It is administratively autonomous, with its own constitution and has full control of the allocation of expenditure from its budget. AU Sport is governed by the Sports Council, which is comprised of designated representatives from each of the affiliated and financial clubs. The Council meets at least three times a year.

 

Board of Management

 

Responsibility for the conduct of AU Sport's business is vested in the Board of Management (BoM), which meets monthly on at least nine occasions annually. The BoM is elected annually (four members retire each year on rotation) by the Sports Council. The purpose of the BoM is to oversee and manage the distribution of funds, provide direction to the staff and make strategic decisions pertaining to the operations of AU Sport. The General Manager is a non-voting ex officio member of the Board. 
 

 

The 2020 - 2021 BoM comprises:

 
David Penn
 

David Penn

 

President
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David is an Economics, Commerce and  Master of Business Administration graduate with 20 years experience in state government sector finance and administration.  David has over 25 years continuous involvement with the Adelaide University Cricket Club as player, committee member and coach, and is passionate about assisting the Adelaide University community with quality opportunities to participate in sport and recreation.

 
Michael Physick
 

Michael Physick

 

University Representative

Michael is the University nominee on the Board of Adelaide University Sport.  Having joined the Board in 2004, he is also the independent Chair of the Morgan Users Group.  Michael is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and also represents the University on the Boards of the Adelaide University Union (AUU), the Fitness Hub and St Mark’s College.  In his substantive role, Michael is Manager, Student Affairs at the University of Adelaide.  While he is not part of any Adelaide University Sport clubs, he is a keen Crows supporter.











 
Chris Lehman
 

Christopher Lehman

 

Volleyball

Christopher has been involved with the Adelaide University Volleyball Club where his work as treasurer has been extremely beneficial. Christopher has a huge amount of financial experience accross a variety of industries when it comes to working with not-for-profit entities which he brings to the board. 










 
Hugo Langsford
 

Hugo Langsford

 

Boat

Hugo is a former student of the university, national rower and captain of the Adelaide University Boat Club. Hugo's experience as a club manager and elite athlete provides a unique insight into the world of high-performance sport and club operations. As a co-opted member, Hugo hopes to help develop support structures for elite athletes and ensure club's are well represented in the Association's decisions.










 
April Zimmerman
 

April Zimmerman

 

Touch | Student Representative

April is a current law and psychology student at the University and had a keen interest in Touch Football since beginning her degree. She became involved in the Committee as a Child Protection Officer in late 2016 and is currently the Vice President of the Adelaide University Touch Club. As the Student Representative on the Board, April seeks to ensure that the student voice is heard at the highest level of management for Adelaide University Sport to ensure decisions are made with our student member base in mind.











 
Chris McMichael
 

Chris McMichael

 

Basketball

Chris' involvement with the AU Sport board began in 2013 as a student representative. Since graduating from the engineering school he has maintained his connection to the AU Sport community through both the basketball and football clubs. Chris holds a co-opted board position so that experience from his extended involvement with the board and his previous tenure as the AU Sport deputy-president can be utilised.










 
Emily Baxendale
 

Emily Baxendale

 

Waterski & Mountain

Emily is a past health and medical sciences student at the University and has been heavily involved with the Mountain club and the Water Ski Club since she started her degree. She has been involved in various roles such as Present, Secretary and Vice-President. As a member of the board, Emily seeks to promote social sports for health and wellbeing, as well as the diverse range of skills students can learn from being involved in AU Sports clubs. She currently works as an Oncology Clinical Research Coordinator.










 
Jackson Dearing
 

Jackson Dearing

 

Football | Student Representative

Jackson is currently a student representative and has been a member of the Adelaide University Football club since 2015, both as a division 1 player and committee member. Jackson’s involvements also extend to interstate representations for Adelaide University for sports including intervarsity football and ten pin bowling. Studying computer science, Jackson has expertise in software development and database management and currently develops custom automation tooling for the AUFC.











 
Leo Panzarino
 

Leo Panzarino

 

Cricket

Leo has extensive experience across a range of positions in varying sporting fields. Leo currently works as the Executive Officer at Sports Association of Adelaide Schools and the Development Premier Grade Cricket Assistant at the Adelaide University Cricket Club.










 
Sonya Battersby
 

Sonya Battersby

Independent Representative

Sonya currently works as a Finance Manager at Elders Rural Services. She is also a Chartered Accountant with 16+ years experience in financial/management accounting, budgeting, forecasting, strategic planning and decision support.


 










 
Jack Brady
 

Jack Brady

Rugby Union & Cricket | Student Representative

Jack has been involved with both the Adelaide University Cricket Club and Adelaide University Rugby Union Football Club. Jack has experience in working as part of a committee across various fields. Jack is also a Residential Advisor at St Mark's College responsible for the mental and physical wellbeing of students, along with entering his first year as an accounting tutor for students at St Marks College.