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Professor Peter Fricker is a highly respected leader in Australian sport, on both domestic and international platforms, and has been director of the AIS since May 2005.
Peter was also the medical director of Australian teams participating in the Manchester Commonwealth Games and the Athens Olympics, revisiting the role for this year's Commonwealth Games in Melbourne. His authority is qualified by former memberships of the Australian Sports Drug Medical Advisory Committee and national Anti‐doping Research Panel, as well as past presidency of the Australasian College of Sports Physicians and a position as Adjunct Professor of Sports Medicine at Australian National University's Faculty of Medicine.
Peter has been critical to the success of the AIS and the resurgence of Australia as a sporting power. Official commendations include a Medal of the Order of Australia (1993) and the Australian Sports Medal (2001).
The AIS is the pre‐eminent elite sports training institution in Australia with world‐class facilities and support services. It is widely acknowledged, in Australia and internationally, as a leader in elite athlete development.