Brian Roe OAM is a sixth-generation Tasmanian who manages his international sports administration business from Launceston. Born and educated in the City he has degrees in history and law and from his teenage years has built a passion for social justice and opportunity for all.
He has an equally deep passion for Tasmania and what it represents to him – including family, friends and the volunteers who have made its community organisations strong.
Working around the World for thirty years has exposed Brian to countless creative solutions to demographic and economic change. He wants Tasmania to get better at embracing great ideas – and to be developing or pondering new ones every week, as he tries to do.
Brian is personally committed to mentoring the current and future generations of Tasmanians so that they may have the same opportunities as he has enjoyed – including as general manager of the 1990 World Rowing Championships at Lake Barrington, as competition director for athletics at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney and as chief referee at the last two Olympic Games.
Brian inherited a drive to serve the community and has always put volunteer work high on his agenda. He gets as big a kick out of organising inter school sport, helping local organisations with their grant applications, constitutions and policies as he does overseeing a world sports event.
He was acknowledged by the Order of Australia in 2016 for his service to sport – locally, nationally and globally.