Minister for Sport Richard Colbeck has credited outgoing Paralympics Australia chief executive Lynne Anderson for forging greater pathways for athletes. Ms Anderson has announced she will step down from her role in December after six years leading the organisation.

Minister Colbeck commended that Ms Anderson had showcased extraordinary leadership during her tenure. “She has championed the needs of the Australian Paralympic movement starting with those who matter most – the athletes,” Minister Colbeck said. In addition, Minister Colbeck claimed that Ms Anderson has work tirelessly to reinforce athlete welfare and seeking every funding opportunity to benefit the Paralympics community.

Furthermore, Ms Anderson has been a fierce advocate for corporate support. Minister Colbeck said Ms Anderson’s professionalism and experience extended to her role as a member of the Sport Integrity Australian Advisory Council.

 “The Morrison Government, through the establishment of the advisory council, has been able to draw from Ms Anderson’s breadth of experience and professionalism, ensuring matters of sports integrity are dealt with comprehensively,” Minister Colbeck said. “I thank her for her contributions to sport in Australia and wish her every success in the future.”

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