While training to become an Olympic aerial skier, Alisa Camplin completed a Bachelor of Information Technology degree and began her international career as a senior executive with IBM. Twenty years later, Camplin is a unique and contemporary leader, juggling a dynamic portfolio of sport, business and governance roles.
Quickly ascending through the ranks in both sport and business, Camplin famously drew upon business fundamentals to meticulously plan and prepare an Olympic campaign like no other. Using external mentors and tracking progress against challenging targets, Camplin defied the naysayers to build the right team, hold herself personally accountable and pushed through the physical, mental and emotional setbacks until success was finally achieved. Winning for the first time at the 2002 SLC Winter Olympic Games, Camplin then set about surviving success to create sustainable repeat success. As a two time World Cup Grand Prix Winner, World Champion and World Record holder, Alisa Camplin returned from two back-to-back knee reconstructions to deliver a remarkable Bronze at the 2006 Torino Olympics. Breaking nearly every bone in her body along the way, Alisa Camplin proves that mental strength, attitude and self-belief are intrinsic to success.
Upon retirement, Alisa Camplin returned to the corporate world, where her highly successful global career with IBM spanned 16 years. She held a number of senior executive positions in different geographies, covering business leadership, brand strategy, sales, business development and service delivery. Known for her resilient, positive, outcome orientated approach to business, Camplin is now a resilience and high performance consultant working with elite individuals, teams and organisations across various industries.
As the Performance Manager for Australia's 2018 Olympic Winter Games Team, Alisa Camplin is consistently focused on achieving outcomes with elite individuals in high performance areas. Camplin is also the Deputy Chair of the Australian Sports Commission, a Non-Executive Director of the Winter Olympic Institute of Australia, and she led great change in the Australian Sports Philanthropy sector as the former Chair of the Australian Sports Foundation.
She is the THINK Well Ambassador for AIA Insurance’s Vitality Program and she has just been named as the Collingwood Football Clubs first ever Patron of Women's Sport.
In 2011, after losing her first child to Congenital Heart Disease, Camplin turned adversity into opportunity and established the charity Finnan’s Gift, raising over $2M for the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, where she is now also a Company Director.
Awarded an Order of Australia medal in 2007, Alisa Camplin is demanded as a keynote speaker by multi-billion dollar companies and small organizations alike. Eloquent, passionate, and always professional, Alisa Camplin has so much to share and must be heard.
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