Ian Moir - Appointed CEO

Nov 06 2018

Good morning


I am delighted to inform you all that the AWF Board has appointed Mr Ian Moir as the new AWF Chief Executive Officer.


Ian will take up his new role on 3 December 2018.


The appointment is an exciting new chapter for the AWF. I am sure you all join me in congratulating Ian on his appointment and will welcome and support him in his new challenging role.


I asked Ian to write a few words that I could forward to you all. Ian’s message is copied below.


Michael Keelan



I am looking forward to working closely with the outgoing CEO, Mike Keelan, through the month of December 2018 to achieve a smooth hand-over; and assume the CEO position full time from Wednesday 2nd January 2019.


I have been involved in the sport of weightlifting for more than 30 years. During that time, I have served in a number of paid and voluntary positions within the sport, including State Coaching Director (1995 – 1996) and Executive Director/General Manager (1997 – present) of the Queensland Weightlifting Association (QWA). I had the pleasure of taking leave of absence from the QWA in 2017 – 2018 to be the Weightlifting and Para Powerlifting Competition Manager for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.


As a volunteer, I have served as an elected Director of the Australian Weightlifting Federation from 2001 to 2007; and I am currently Chair of the AWF Anti-Doping Committee and a member of the AWF Technical Committee.


I am very grateful for the confidence of the AWF Board of Directors, expressed through this appointment; and thankful for the support given to me by Mike Keelan and other AWF personnel to ensure a smooth transition.


I am very much looking forward to working with the AWF State Members, AWF Board of Directors and Committees, independent Service Suppliers, major stakeholders including Sport Australia, Commonwealth Games Australia, Australian Olympic Committee; and all other partners, sponsors and supporters, to advance Australian weightlifting domestically and on the world stage.


Ian Moir