Margot Foster

Episode 98 - Being an effective board member with Olympic medalist Margot Foster



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Today on the Take on Board podcast, we’re doing something a little bit different. I’m speaking to Margot Foster about being an effective board member and just check out this list of experience.


Margot is on the boards of:

● Motorsport Australia,

● Sports Environment Alliance,

● Sports Integrity Australia Advisory Council and the

● Olympians Club of Victoria


She’s previously been on the boards of

● Vicsport,

● Gymnastics Australia,

● PLC School Council,

● VicHealth,

● Australian Sports Commission,

● Sport New Zealand,

● Rowing Australia,

● Rowing Victoria,

● Melbourne Major Events,

● Melbourne & Olympic Parks Trust,

● Melbourne 1996 Olympic Bid Board

● and many others


Margot is a lapsed lawyer having run her own practice for more than 30 years. She’s also an Olympic and Commonwealth Games medallist in rowing – it’s not every day we have an Olympian on the pod!


Margot has always been interested in governance and helping to make organisations the best they can be. She now runs her own board leadership and governance training program and consult to boards. She’s also an advisor to sport leaders and also hosts quarterly lunches for women who work in sport.


Margot enjoys writing, reading, golf, dining and – as you can tell from what you’ve heard - solving problems.


Contact Margot or find out more about her: https://www.linkedin.com/in/margotfosteram/


Resources mentioned in this episode: https://www.linkedin.com/in/margotfosteram/


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