Speakers Profile - Kevan Gosper

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Kevan Gosper combines outstanding records in athletics and business.

His athletics career includes being a member of the Silver medal winning Australian Athletics Relay Team at the Melbourne Olympic Games and a gold and dual Bronze Medallist in the Commonwealth Games in Vancouver. He is a former Commonwealth Games and National record holder over 400 metres.

He was nominated to the IOC in 1977; is currently a Vice President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and was a Vice President of the Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (SOCOG). He is Chief of the IOC Press Commission, Deputy Chairman of the IOC Co-ordination Commission for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Chairman of Olympic Games Knowledge Services and President of the Oceania National Olympic Committees. He was Inaugural Chairman of the Australian Institute of Sport 1980-85, and President of the Australian Olympic Committee 1985-1990 and continues to serve on its Executive Board.
From 1980 to 1993 Kevan was Chairman and Chief Executive of Shell Australia in Melbourne, and later Head of Shell's Asia Pacific operations out of London. The other positions he has held include being Chief Commissioner of the City of Melbourne and Chairman of the National Australia Day Council. He is a Director of a number of Australian companies including Crown Limited, Visy Industries and Lion Nathan.

He has been honoured with the Order of Australia for service to Industry, the Community and International Sport, and has been similarly honoured by France, The Netherlands, Spain, Monaco and Senegal. His autobiography – An Olympic Life was published in March 2000.