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SportWest Appoints CEO

SportWest is very pleased to announce the appointment of Troy Kirkham as our next Chief Executive Officer.

SportWest Chair Liam Twigger said, “We are very excited to be able to welcome Troy to SportWest. To have a candidate of the calibre of Troy stepping into the CEO role is outstanding and the Board is looking forward to working with Troy in this next era for SportWest”

Troy Kirkham is a highly respected sports executive who has been the Executive Manager Game Development & Community at the Western Australian Football Commission for the past five years. In this time Troy has led football participation, along with initiatives that have seen governance reform across community football, and more recently has overseen football’s approach to concussion management.

Troy is well known throughout the WA sports community, contributing to a range of committees and advisory groups that support the development of community sport, including as a member of the True Sport Advisory Group.

Troy was also recently recognised as the WA Sports Administrator of the Year at the 2023 SportWest awards.

Troy Kirkham responded “I am genuinely excited by the opportunity to lead SportWest and look forward to connecting and working closely with all SportWest’s members to support them and the broader WA community. Sport plays a significant role in the community, and I look forward to working collaboratively across the industry to make a positive difference”.

Mr Twigger said “This is an exciting time for SportWest, as we continue to evolve our services and support for members, and further build our role as the Peak Body for Sport in WA. The experience, qualities and respect that Troy has within the industry will allow SportWest to continue to lead the industry and provide our members with the support they need. On behalf of the SportWest Board and members, I welcome Troy and look forward to his commencement in late July”.

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