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Lydia Dowse

Lydia is the Head of Integrity & Risk at Swimming Australia where she manages all areas of integrity including anti-doping and anti-corruption, child safeguarding, member protection, behavioral standards and general dispute resolution. She is a current Director of Bowls Australia and Cricket Victoria and is Deputy Chairperson of the Australian Sports Tribunal Advisory Group.

Lydia began her career as a sports lawyer, acting for the Australian Olympic Committee, before moving into sports administration. Lydia has held executive roles in football (soccer) and AFL football in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth. She has also held senior positions in the Victorian and West Australian State Government’s events agencies.  

Lydia was a former Board member of Netball Australia and the Australian & New Zealand Sports Law Association and a member of several sports tribunals.

In addition to her fulltime roles Lydia has taught part-time to sport management and sports law students at four universities- Melbourne University, University of Technology Sydney, Edith Cowan University and Deakin University.

Lydia has a law/arts (hons) degree from the University of Melbourne and a Masters degree in sport management from the University of Technology, Sydney

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