Kylie Taylor was appointed as the Chief Executive of the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing in July 2018, previously 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 was appointed as Director of the South Australian Sports Institute in 1998.
He has been at the forefront of high performance sport in Australia for more than twenty five years. He has 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).
Over the past six Olympiads, Wes has served on many national high performance sport advisory and management committees 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 Battams' qualifications include a DipT, B.Ed., and a Master of Physical Education from the University of British Columbia.
We acknowledge and respect Aboriginal peoples as South Australia's first peoples and nations, we recognise Aboriginal peoples as traditional owners and occupants of land and waters in South Australia and that their spiritual, social, cultural and economic practices come from their traditional lands and waters; and they maintain their cultural and heritage beliefs, languages and laws which are of ongoing importance; We pay our respects to their ancestors and to their Elders.