Gymnastics Australia welcomes new Elected Directors

Gymnastics Australia wishes to formally welcome the following three (3) Directors

Carol Mills - Appointed Director 

Carol is a highly respected and trusted chief executive with experience across the public, private, non-profit and university spheres. Her leadership career has covered a diversity of areas, with a strong focus on sport and recreation administration, grants and facilities management, social inclusion, community wellbeing, planning and service delivery. Her portfolios include social and affordable housing, community regeneration, sport and recreation infrastructure and programs, arts and heritage administration, liquor and gaming regulation, education, disability services, ageing, children's services and Aboriginal affairs.

Carol has held the CEO positions of Director General, Communities NSW and the Department of Arts, Sport and Recreation in the New South Wales public sector and Secretary, Department of Parliamentary Services, Canberra. She was also a/Director General and Deputy Director General of the Departments of Housing, and Ageing, Disability and HomeCare and was the inaugural head of the Office of Community Housing. 

Most recently, Carol was the President of Gymnastics New South Wales. 

Douglas Waller - Elected Director

Douglas is a dedicated commercial executive and contracts lawyer with local, interstate, and international experience who has an active professional network within the events, sports, media, technology, and entertainment industries. 

Dedicated to commercial lawyering, relationship-building, Douglas provides his clients with bespoke and practical solutions that underpin transactional activity and deliver business success. 
With a strong background in legal counsel and advisory, Douglas is uniquely positioned to support individuals, enterprise, government and organisations in the sports, media, entertainment, events, tourism and hospitality sectors.

Jess Roberson - Elected Director

As an experienced Human Resources Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the mining and metals industry, Jess is skilled in employee relation, industrial relations, Remuneration, HR Policies, enterprise agreement, Mining, and Performance Management. 

As a strong human resources professional with a Bachelor of Business (Advanced Human Resources Management) focused in Human Resources Management and Services from CQ University, Jess’s skills include people management, diversity and inclusion, community investment, leadership development, talent identification, company brand, reputation, and employment law. 

Her strength in relationship building is key to her ability to successfully guide and steer businesses through quite often complicated challenges.

Gymnastics Australia would also like to pay tribute to outgoing directors, Ben Heap, Anna O’Shea and Sarah Cunningham who finished their tenure at the same meeting.