Judo Australia (JA) Chair Kate Corkery has recognised the significant contribution of Alex Vallentine to Judo in Australia following the announcement he is stepping down from the CEO role.
"The Board joins me in thanking Alex for his hard work and dedication to the advancement of Judo in Australia and wishes him well in the future," Corkery said.
Alex has been the CEO of JA since September 2015 during which time he has overseen a period of continued progress, growth and success for Judo in Australia.
Some notable achievements for the organisation during this time include:
Implementation of modern and best practice governance standards
Launch of the Judo4Kids entry level program
Establishment of National Performance Hubs
Enhanced international success for our athletes and teams
Continued membership growth
Admission to the Australian Government’s Sporting Schools Program
It has just been announced that Alex will take on the inaugural CEO position of the Combat Institute of Australia – CombatAUS CEO Announcement
"Alex has played a significant leadership role in the transformation of Judo in Australia during his time as CEO and he will no doubt transfer his passion and skill to successfully deliver high performance outcomes for all of Australia’s Olympic Combat sports," Ms Corkery said.
The JA Board will soon commence recruitment for the CEO position with the aim to minimise disruption to our individual members, athletes and member organisations.