Kylie Taylor - Chief Executive
Kylie Taylor was appointed as the Chief Executive of the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing in July 2018, following her position as the General Manager from August 2016. Prior to this appointment, Kylie was the Director of Sport and Recreation Development, holding this position since August 2009.
Kylie has worked within the sport and recreation industry for more than 20 years, initially within a State sporting association and then with the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing. As an athlete, Kylie represented Australia in lacrosse and played national league basketball. In a volunteer capacity, Kylie has served on the national board of a sporting organisation and has coached lacrosse and basketball at grassroots through to the elite level.
Kylie holds a Bachelor of Education, a Graduate Diploma in Management and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Wes Battams - Director, South Australian Sports Institute (SASI)
Wes Battams was appointed as Director of the South Australian Sports Institute (SASI) in 1998. He has been at the forefront of high performance sport in Australia for more than 25 years.
He held positions in the NSW University sector, NSW Government and with the NSW Institute of Sport prior to commencing with SASI. Wes is a former Chairman of Australia's National Elite Sports Council (NESC) and a former Regional Vice President (Oceania) of the international Association of Sport Performance Centres (ASPC).
Wes has served on many national high performance sport advisory and management committees through multiple Olympic cycles for a range of sports including cycling, diving, beach volleyball and indoor volleyball. In 2014, Wes also served as a panel member of the National Institutes Network (NIN) Review.
Wes' qualifications include a DipT, B.Ed. and a Master of Physical Education from the University of British Columbia.
Tim Nicholas - Director, Corporate Strategy and Investment
Tim Nicholas was appointed as the Director, Corporate Strategy and Investment at the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing in November 2020. Prior to this appointment, Tim worked for the Office as the Finance Manager and Strategy and Investment Senior Manager.
Tim has held various senior finance roles within the public sector, working for the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure and the Department of Manufacturing, Innovation, Trade, Resources and Energy.
As an athlete, Tim represented South Australia in both Basketball and Football and played in the SANFL with the Norwood Football Club.
Adam Trottman - Director, Infrastructure and Planning
Adam Trottman commenced his role as the Director for Infrastructure and Planning with the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing in February 2021. He is responsible for a number of South Australia's key sporting assets including major sporting venues.
In Adam's last position as the Divisional Manager for the City of Salisbury, he provided the vision, strategic direction, and leadership for Community Planning and Vitality.
Adam first worked for the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing in 1996 where he spent the next 15 years in various roles across the organisation. He continued working in the public sector as a Manager for SA Health.
Adam holds a Masters of Business from the University of Adelaide.
Justin Stephens - Senior Manager Sector Capability
Justin Stephens has been the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing's Senior Manager for Sector Capability since January 2019.
He's had years of experience working in the public sector including the Manager for Regional Projects for Primary Industries and Regions SA and leading the transition of the management of the Leigh Creek township from Alinta Energy back to State Government. He's also held other positions for the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure and Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing.
Justin holds a Bachelor of Recreation, Planning and Management from Uni SA.