AOC Office Bearers and Australian IOC Members

The Australian Olympic Committee has been guided by fantastic Presidents and Secretary Generals since 1920. Australia has also had members on the International Olympic Committee dating back to 1894.

The list of office bearers includes the Chairman/President and Honorary Secretary/Secretary General of the Australian Olympic Committee’s predecessor organisations, the Australian Federated Olympic Council (1920) and the Australian Olympic Federated on (1921 - 1989).

Chairman / President

James Taylor  CBE (i)    1920 – 1944

Sir Harold Alderson  MBE   1944 – 1973

Sir Edgar Tanner  CBE  1973 – 1977

Sydney B Grange  AO OBE MVO  1977 – 1985

Kevan Gosper  AO  1985 – 1990

John D Coates  AC  1990 - present

Honorary Secretary / Secretary General

George Shand (acting)  1920

Oswald G H Merrett  1921 - 1924

James S W Eve MBE  1924 – 1947

Sir Edgar Tanner CBE  1947 – 1973

Julius L Patching AO OBE  1973 – 1985

Phillip Coles AM  1985 – 1993

Perry Crosswhite AM  1993 – 1995

Craig McLatchey  OAM  1995 – 2001

Robert Elphinston  OAM  2001 – 2004

Craig Phillips  2005 - 2014

IOC Members

Leonard A Cuff (ii) 1894 – 1905

Richard Coombes  1905 – 1932

James Taylor  CBE  1924 – 1944

Sir Harold Luxton  1933 – 1951

Hugh R Weir CBE  OBE  1946 - 1975

Lewis Luxton   CBE OBE  1951 - 1974

David H Mckenzie  AM  1974 – 1981

Kevan Gosper  AO  1977 - 2013

Phillip W Coles  AM  1982 - 2011

Susan O’Neill  OAM  2000 – 2005

John D Coates  AC  2001 – present

James Tomkins OAM 2013 - present

IOC Executive Board

Kevan Gosper   AO
Executive Board  1986 - 1990, 1995 - 1999    
Vice President  1990 – 1994, 1999 - 2003

John D Coates  AC
Executive Board  2009 - present
Vice President  2013-present

(i) James Taylor passed away in 1944 and Sir Harold Alderson served as Acting Chairman until 1947.

(ii) Leonard Cuff, originally from New Zealand, represented the interests of Australasia from 1894 until 1905.