ASTN Board and Advisors to the Board

Rachel Piastri
Rachel PiastriExecutive Director
Rachel has over 20 years of sport digital, participation and product experience at NSO’s including Tennis, Cricket, Golf, Gymnastics and Netball. Rachel is passionate about the sports technology industry and is determined to drive change through increased capability, collective focus and collaboration to ensure the sector continues to hold a leading position globally.
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachelpiastri/
James Demetriou
James DemetriouChair
James is an experienced Senior Executive, Director, Business Transformer, Innovator/Mentor and Educator. He has extensively worked with technology startups/ early growth revenue companies; with Middle market companies in M&A.
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Kate Lundy
Kate LundyBoard Member (ACT Node)
Throughout a her 20 year parliamentary career Kate held numerous ministerial portfolios , including as the Federal Minister for Sport, Minister Assisting the Minister for the Digital Economy and Industry and Innovation and Minister for Multicultural Affairs.
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Chris Morgan
Chris MorganBoard Member
Chris has recently completed 21 years at Associated Retailers Ltd that culminated in a successful, 7-year term as Managing Director.
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Shannon Walker
Shannon WalkerBoard Member
Shannon Walker is the executive director of the Australian Sporting Goods Association Inc (ASGA), the peak membership body representing a broad spectrum of sporting and active lifestyle goods industry participants, including brands, manufacturers, distributors and retailers. Prior to his role with ASGA Shannon was media advisor to the then Assistant Treasurer, Bill Shorten, and has spent many years working in public relations, business development and crisis and issues management.
Andrew Walton
Andrew WaltonBoard Member (Victorian Node)
Andrew has significant experience in Business Management and Sports Administration, holding senior management positions in large companies (Visy, Email) with responsibilities and experience across operational, sales, marketing and commercial, prior to InteractSport.
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Franz Fuss
Franz FussBoard Member
Professor Fuss is the Editor-in Chief of the international scholarly journal ‘Sport Technology’, and the 1st editor of the Routledge Handbook of Sports Technology and Engineering.
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Alex Mednis
Alex MednisBoard Member (NSW Node)
Alex has had over 12 years’ experience managing grassroots sport, and has a wealth of technology experience across both sport and law. An innovator at heart, Alex started his own sports technology company in 2012, which now provides its cloud based management technology to almost 200 clients across Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, including 35 governing bodies in Australia.
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Dr. Martin Schlegel
Dr. Martin SchlegelBoard Member
Martin has almost 20 years experience in the sports and recreation, construction and medical specialty chemicals industry in the areas of product development, process engineering and research and development commercialisation. He is Principal of Chemneera Consulting providing advise in the sport and recreation industry across Australia, Europe and the USA.
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Nick Brown
Nick BrownAdvisor to Board
Nick chairs the review panels for the AIS Competitive Innovation, Research into Action and High Performance Sport Research Funds and is a member of the AIS Research Ethics committee.
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