The SCA Board is composed of up to 9 members, and meets on a monthly basis. Our organisation being mostly run on a volunteer basis, our directors are really involved in the day to day running of the organisation and the executive tasks associated to it.
Role of the board
| Romain Thevenot
Dave has had an insatiable passion for outdoor climbing, indoor climbing facilities, and community and sport associations, he is a life member of the University of Queensland Mountain Club following many years of active involvement culminating in the position of club president in 2010. Having worked almost every role at Urban Climb since 2008, Dave joined the business as a shareholder and currently holds the position of Chief Business Development Officer.
Besides family and climbing, Dave’s other great passion is solving difficult problems, with degrees in Pure Mathematics and Business Finance he exchanged climbing shoes for a suit and tie in ‘15 and worked at tier one management consultancy Port Jackson Partners for a year before moving into freelance consulting providing analytical, financial, and strategic support to large businesses and organisations. His current passion is exploring challenges at the intersection of community and technology, particularly within sport climbing.
Romain has been climbing since he could walk. He started his climbing journey in the French alps and reached many submits over the years. His academic background is in engineering and he graduated with a Master of Mechanical Engineering from the Ecole des Arts et Metiers in France. He moved to Australia to complete a second Master of Engineering at the University of Melbourne but soon began working in the climbing industry as a head route setter and then climbing facility manager.
He became involved with running competitions in Australia in 2012. Along the years he played all different roles: belayer coordinator, route setter, competition organiser, head route setter, jury president. In 2014 he was part of the group that nurtured the idea of state organisations and then created Sport Climbing Victoria. He joined the board of Sport Climbing Australia in 2013.
Romain was instrumental in the establishment of the current federated structure of SCA. While Romain is first a Director of the company he has been acting as a CEO and taking on many of the executive tasks required for the day to day running of the company. Romain has been Chairman of the board since 2016
Previous SCA Director
Sport Climbing Australia is grateful to have been driven over the year by an incredible range of people. We thank below people that have been involved as director of the organisation for multiple terms.
Ian Fullagar is a Sports Lawyer and has nearly 30 years’ experience in legal practice having been admitted to practice in 1989.
Ian has very broad corporate and commercial legal experience and specialist expertise in sports law and public law. He has been listed in the 2010-2017 editions of Best lawyers for his experience in Sports Law and the 2016-2017 editions of Best Lawyers for his experience in Commercial Law. He was listed in Chambers Asia Pacific Guide 2017 as a Notable Practitioner in Australia for Sports Law. Ian has held many positions on government, commercial and not-for-profit boards both as a director and as company secretary. He is a life member of the Australian New Zealand Sports Law Association and is also a Vincent Fairfax Fellow.
Roxy has been competing in Australian climbing competitions since late 2009. She started her international climbing career in 2011, representing Australia at the World Youth Championships in Austria that year. Now, with the experience gained from more than 10 World Cups and Championships and a good few National Titles, Roxy strives to bring her comp knowledge to the SCA board and represent an athlete’s point of view.
To grow, develop and promote the sport of climbing to enhance the experience for all.
To be a professional, well known, innovative, and inclusive organisation that supports climbing
‘from bottom to top’.
Our Core Values
Sport Climbing Australia (SCA) is the peak body for Sport Climbing in Australia and is responsible for the stewardship, management, promotion and growth of the sport. In collaboration with our Member States and a range of key stakeholders, Sport Climbing Australia aspires to be: