Keynote Speaker

Ms Fiona de Jong

Chief Executive Officer, Australian Olympic Committee (AUS)

 

Biography

As Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC), Fiona de Jong assumes the role of chief administrative officer of the organisation responsible for the Olympic movement in Australia.

 

A former international triathlete and lawyer, Fiona joined the AOC in 2004 as Director of Sport. In this role Fiona primarily managed the implementation of strategic and operational plans for Australian Olympic Teams including the selection of athletes and officials, accreditation, uniforming, anti-doping, performance services and accommodation allocations in the Olympic Village. She also worked with the AOC Athletes’ Commission and Medical Commission to ensure the support personnel appointed to the Team delivered the best medical, coaching and sports science support to our athletes.

 

In these ten years, Fiona oversaw the successful preparation of seven Australian Olympic Teams to summer, winter and youth Olympic Games - namely Torino 2006, Beijing 2008, Vancouver 2010, London 2012 and Sochi 2014 Olympic Games and Singapore 2010 & Innsbruck 2012 Youth Olympic Games. She also played a key role in the successful delivery of four Australian Youth Olympic Festivals.

 

These campaigns were achieved through working closely with all 28 summer and 7 National sporting federations to ensure our Olympic athletes achieve their goals.

 

Most recently, Fiona has been appointed to the Rio 2016 Olympic Team as Deputy Chef de Mission with primary responsibility for Planning and Execution.

 

Prior to the AOC, Fiona was a lawyer with international law firm Blake Dawson Waldron and later moved to project managing legal aspects of large eCommerce projects and mergers in the finance industry.

 

Fiona is a Governor on the Centennial Parklands Foundation, and member of the Bond University Alumni Board & Bond University Sports Industry Expert Advisory Board.

 

Fiona is married with one young son.

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