15 July 2022

Combat Sports Appoint New Integrity Manager

Australian Taekwondo, together with Judo Australia and Boxing Australia, welcomes Bronwen Knox to the role of National Integrity Manager. 

Bronwen will work across the three national bodies and will be responsible for embedding the National Integrity Framework and member policy implementation across all levels of each sport to ensure clubs, coaches, participants, and volunteers have confidence that they are participating in a safe, clean, inclusive, and fair sport.

Bronwen Knox is ready to take on the role of Integrity Manager.

A four-time Olympian and former Member of Australia's National Women's Water Polo Team (The Stingers), Bronwen comes to the role with a strong legal and public health background. 

Bronwen has been working on a casual basis with the National Sports Tribunal, which hears and resolves sports-related disputes in Australia, and in a part-time capacity as a Reviews Officer for the Office of the Information Commissioner (Queensland). She has previously been an Education Presenter for Sports Integrity Australia, working across anti-doping, competition manipulation, and child protection training.

Bronwen is pleased to commence the role and the diversity of working across combat sports. 

"I'm really looking forward to getting involved and working in this space with Taekwondo, Judo and Boxing," said Bronwen.

"Sport provides us with the opportunity to engage within our community, be an avenue for inclusion and diversity, and teach us invaluable life skills. My time as an athlete has shown me the good, the bad and the ugly sides of sport. I hope to bring my experience and skills to this new role and take a proactive approach to mitigate integrity threats to sports and provide a safe, fair and healthy environment for participants at all levels of sport."

Australian Taekwondo Chief Executive Officer, Heather Garriock, is delighted to see Bronwen start across Taekwondo's Integrity portfolio and play a critical role in elevating Taekwondo's professional standards.

"We're pleased to welcome Bronwen to the role of National Integrity Manager. Bronwen will help shape Taekwondo in the areas of policy implementation and good governance, which have been critical areas of focus for us over the past 18 months. Bronwen will be the point of contact for those in our community who have grievances with Taekwondo and will work to support members, educate on processes, and resolve matters amicably. "

“This appointment was made possible thanks to Sport Integrity Australia and we thank them for their investment in this area.” 

Judo Australia Chief Executive Officer, Emma Taylor, is equally pleased to see Bronwen commence in the role. 

“Judo Australia welcomes Bronwen and we look forward to her working with our community to help safeguard our sport.”

Dinah Glykidis, General Manager for Boxing Australia, echoed the sentiment of Taekwondo and Judo in welcoming Bronwen to the boxing family. 

“We’re delighted to welcome Bronwen to Boxing Australia in a role designed to help improve integrity standards within our sport across all levels.” 

The National Integrity Manager is responsible for conducting high-quality and timely evaluations and will be the NSO point of contact for integrity and complaint-related matters for each National Sporting Organisation.

Australian Taekwondo, Judo Australia and Boxing Australia greatly appreciate the support of Sport Australia, who has played a critical role in funding and recruitment to support this role.