EMILY ROSEMOND OLY
MBA GBCA B.COMN
Emily Rosemond is a former Olympic athlete and world level medallist in winter and summer sports and an award-winning innovator in business. Competing internationally for over a decade, she cultivated extensive experience and education that enables innovation in sport, education and business sectors.
Emily retired from competitive sport in 2011 and obtained experience in major event delivery and business startups, managing operations at the XXI Commonwealth Games and launching the Track Cycling Academy, an online worldwide resource for Track Cyclists. She pursued post-graduate education, completing a Graduate Certificate and a Masters Degree in Business Administration, both awarded with Dean's honours. Working across the sports, business and corporate sectors, she has focused on embedding principles of sporting excellence through teamwork, entrepreneurial skill development, strategy and collective buy-in to ensure positive outcomes and goal attainment across multiple industries.
Her sporting career started out on ice, and she represented Australia at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Turin, Italy in Short Track Speed Skating at 19 years of age. Prior to the Olympic qualification trials in 2005, her preparation was interrupted by an Anterior-Cruciate Ligament rupture, leaving her a single season to meet qualification standards and compete for selection. She competed in the 1000m and 1500m at the Torino Olympics before making a career transition to track cycling. Emily joined the High-performance cycling program and competed for Australia between 2008 and 2012. She achieved multiple World Cup medals throughout her cycling career, a highlight included a medal in the Sprint at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi. Upon retirement, she undertook coaching and development roles in Queensland based sports to improve grassroots pathways and enhance athlete wellbeing in Nationally categorised sports.
She has broad experience in a range of administrative related roles cultivated within small private businesses, not-for-profit groups and government organisations. Positions held within these organisations have included Executive, Manager, Consultant, Coordinator and internal based roles in higher education, health, Olympic sport, journalism, coaching, marketing, and wellbeing.
She has held several positions on Committees and Boards and is currently a Board Member of the Queensland Games Foundation, non-Executive Director for the Track Cycling Academy and a consultant and presenter for the Australian Institute of Sport.
She the Director of Sport at the Queensland University of Technology where she leads the strategic development of sport and its related programs which encompasses elite athlete support, esports / virtual sports, flagship, varsity and National University events and student representation and targeted innovative sporting projects, infrastructure management, partnerships, and health and wellbeing initiatives. She also mentors students across a range of business, sport, communications, wellbeing and career topics as they navigate their academic journey at the University.