Commonwealth Games Australia (CGA) has paid tribute to Kitty Chiller AM for her services to gymnastics, following the announcement of her resignation as Chief Executive Officer of Gymnastics Australia.
After more than four years leading Gymnastics Australia (GA), CEO Kitty Chiller AM will be leaving GA to take on a new opportunity in sports leadership.
CGA CEO Craig Phillips AM expressed his thanks for Chiller’s service to GA but also for her administrative contributions to the Commonwealth Sport Movement.
“On behalf of Commonwealth Games Australia, our board and our sport partners, I thank Kitty for her service with Gymnastics Australia,” Phillips said.
“Kitty has led the organisation in addressing the historical issues related to the culture within Gymnastics by commissioning a comprehensive review by the Australian Human Rights Commission and the adoption of the recommendations arising from the review.
“Our Australian gymnasts enjoyed great success at the Gold Coat 2018 Commonwealth Games, and Kitty has helped GA navigate the challenges brought on by the on-going COVID-19 pandemic to ensure gymnasts, coaches and staff are on the right path towards the upcoming Birmingham Commonwealth Games and beyond.
“Kitty has had an impact on the Commonwealth Sport Movement not only in Australia but across the Commonwealth, leading the training of 15,000 volunteers for the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games, which set a new standard of volunteer workforces for all multi-sport organising committees going forwards.
“We wish Kitty the best in the next stage of her sport leadership career.”
Kitty said via a statement that she will be sad to leave behind a fantastic team at Gymnastics Australia but feels the organisation is now in the right place to transition to new leadership.
“It has been a great privilege to be involved in Gymnastics over the last four years both in Australia and globally through a seat on the FIG Executive Committee,” Chiller said.
“With our operating and governance framework running well, our Strategic and High Performance Plans embedded, and with the implementation of the Change the Routine project plan and adoption of the National Integrity Framework, GA is in very good shape for the next era.”
“I would like to thank the GA Board, GA team and all our gymnastics stakeholders, especially the clubs, for their hard work and support over the last four years.”
Kitty will continue in her role as CEO until 4 March 2022, with her new role to be announced shortly.