Sport sector peak body SportWest has appointed Matt Fulton as its new Chief Executive Officer after FutureNow Board Member Rob Thompson announced his retirement in 2020.
Chairman Michael Beros said, “We are so excited to be able to welcome Matt to SportWest. Rob Thompson has been CEO of SportWest since 2006/2007 and has fulfilled the role not only with great success, but with great pride. His professionalism and commitment to West Australian sports has been amazing and over the past 18 months he has worked diligently on the continued evolution of SportWest to which he can now proudly handover to Matt, whose strong leadership, communications and advocacy skills will help drive the transition we have been preparing for.”
Matt Fulton joins SportWest from WestCycle, where he was CEO for the previous six years. Mr Fulton announced he was "delighted and feel challenged to be joining SportWest, Western Australia’s peak sport industry body at this time... Sport plays a vital role in building strong and resilient communities. With an amazing network of more than 500,000 participants in organised sport, over 200,000 volunteers and 5,500 clubs, I look forward to engaging collaboratively with the diverse stakeholders that contribute to the delivery of sport and the lifestyle for all Western Australians.”