(The following press release from Swimming Australia was received by 
e-mail. The sender verified the statement.) 
Swimming Australia to seek new CEO 
The Board of Swimming Australia has today accepted the resignation of Chief 
Executive, Kevin Neil. 
Newly elected Swimming Australia President, Barclay Nettlefold, congratulated 
Neil on his four years of dedicated service. 
"Under Kevin's leadership, Swimming Australia increased its revenue by 40% and 
instigated several new developments such as the BHP Billiton Aquatic Super 
Series involving China and South Africa in Perth, where $500,000 is offered in 
prize money to swimmers," said Mr Nettlefold. 
"Kevin was also instrumental in negotiating a new broadcast deal with Network 
Ten, the implementation of a range of important initiatives targeted at growing 
the sport at a community level, and the development of an aquatic facilities 
strategy targeted at protecting access to water space for swimming clubs and 
building relationships with pool operators." 
Neil said he thoroughly enjoyed his association with Swimming Australia, which 
also involved a period as a Board Member prior to his appointment as CEO in 
"I have witnessed great changes and seen how swimming continues to be 
Australia's premier Olympic and Commonwealth Games sport. I am proud to have 
played a role in this development and the enhancement of the sport's revenue 
base," said Neil. 
"Following the below expected results at the London Olympic Games, swimming is 
now undertaking various reviews to set the new course for the future and it is 
therefore appropriate to step aside to allow the sport to progress to its next 
exciting phase." 
Mr Nettlefold said Neil's mutually agreed departure will now see the Board 
undertake a review of its administrative, sporting and business direction. 
"As a newly elected Board, we are currently proactively examining all aspects 
of our sport from the grassroots to the elite level," said Mr Nettlefold. 
"One of our clear objectives is to ensure the high performance area of the 
sport rises to meet and exceeds the growing international competition 
"We are 100 per cent committed to ensuring our elite national programs are well 
resourced and fully supported at every level to ensure optimum swimming 
performance," he added. 
"We will now examine what primary areas of expertise the new CEO is required to 
have to meet the immediate and long-term vision of the sport." 
Board member, Jeremy Turner, who has had vast business experience in 
Queensland, has agreed to serve as interim CEO until a new CEO is appointed. 
Turner is Director and Principal Consultant of Momentum Consultancy Group and 
was Chief Financial Officer of Queensland Motorways Limited and CEO of 
Queensland Racing. 
Mr Nettlefold said Turner is not, nor is seeking, to occupy the CEO role. 
Mr Nettlefold said the Board is currently determining the process in appointing 
a new CEO and further details of this procedure are expected to be announced 
It is the Board's intention to appoint a new CEO within four months.
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