Triathlon Victoria is pleased to announce the re-election of Deborah Friedlander, Mark Warburton and Nick Kennedy to the Triathlon Victoria Board. The trio were re-elected at the 2022 Annual General Meeting on Tuesday evening.
Deborah Friedlander has been a member of the Board for two years, and President for the past 12 months. She has 16 years of corporate experience including managing a team of 60 people and full P&L responsibility for a financing portfolio of AUD 2bn, as Managing Director for Caterpillar Financial in Australia & NZ. Prior to that, Friedlander was a lawyer in private practice for top tier law firms in Australia and the UK. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. And has degrees in law and science and is close to completing a Masters’ degree in Environment (Climate Change) at the University of Melbourne. Friedlander is also a keen age group triathlete, this year placing 12th in the sprint triathlon World Championships in Montreal for her age group. She also placed 3rd in the 2XU Triathlon Series and 6th in the Port Macquarie Half IRONMAN.
Mark Warburton has also been a member of the Board for two years, Chairing the Governance & Risk Committee. Warburton has completed Bachelor of Medical Science and a Master of Business Administration in Strategic Planning, Human Resources and Finance. He is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors’ ‘Company Directors course’. Until recently, Warburton was president of Hawthorn Triathlon Club and has raced in sprint, Olympic and half IRONMAN nationally and has represented Australia overseas. He is also qualified as a Technical Officer.
Nick Kennedy has been a member of the Board for 12 months. In his professional career, he serves as Chair of The Workforce Planning Institute, a global peak body for workforce planning professionals. Across his career, Kennedy has advised government, not for profit and corporate organisations on matters relating to workforce design, staff turnover, leadership, talent, wellbeing, organisational structure, service delivery and operating model design. He is a proud foundation member of the Davey Black Triathlon Club and has represented Australia as an age group athlete at multiple half IRONMAN World Championships.
Triathlon Victoria also thanks and acknowledges Joanne Ritson for her nomination for the Board of Triathlon Victoria.