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Executive Staff

Kylie Taylor

Ms Kylie Taylor - Chief Executive

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.

Ilia Houridis

Mr Ilia Houridis - Director, Infrastructure and Sector Capability

Ilia Houridis commenced as Director, Infrastructure and Sector Capability in June 2012.

Ilia has over 15 year's experience in government having overseen several key State Government initiatives in roles with Education and the Courts Administration Authority. His career began as a trainee within government whilst studying at University.

Ilia holds a Degree in Business Management (Minor in Commercial Law), is a Graduate of the Governor's Leadership Foundation and has a post graduate qualification in Design (Architecture).

Wes Battams

Mr Wes Battams - Director, South Australian Sports Institute (SASI)

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.