Australian Taekwondo is pleased to welcome Carmen Marton to the role of Performance Pathway Lead.
Carmen brings a wealth of experience as an athlete and high-performance coach to Australian Taekwondo, further enhanced by her academic studies, which include a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science from Deakin University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Sydney.
Further, Carmen has completed the Governance Foundations for Not-For-Profit Directors focusing on the fundamental compliance and performance-related roles and responsibilities of directors, specifically in the areas of governance, risk, financial performance and strategy.
Australian Taekwondo's Chief Executive Officer Heather Garriock is delighted to welcome Carmen to a role integral to the growth and development of Australian athletes who seek to progress to the world stage.
"Carmen's vision for our Performance Pathways excites us and we're pleased to welcome her to Australian Taekwondo to lead a critical business area that we need to further strengthen and develop," said Garriock.
"We're on the 10-year runway to the Brisbane Olympics, with Los Angeles in 2028. Our Performance Pathways Program is critical to Australia's performance at these events and at future World Championships. We need to focus on and invest more resources into pathways and also work in collaboration with our states to ensure a seamless structure for athletes."
Carmen is one of Australia's most decorated Taekwondo athletes. She is a three-time Olympian (2008, 2012, 2016) and World Taekwondo Champion. Carmen also holds the record as the first female athlete to compete in 10 consecutive World Taekwondo Championships.
The appointment of Carmen to the Performance Pathway Lead is the first of several exciting new appointments for Australian Taekwondo, with additional staff appointments to be announced shortly across pathways, participation and events.
"Australian Taekwondo is changing. We are becoming more professional, more progressive and more competitive in everything we do. It's an exciting time to be part of Taekwondo in Australia, and we are only looking ahead." added Garriock.
Carmen will officially commence with Australian Taekwondo on November 28, 2022.