Weighty Australia Day role for Damian Brown

Published on 16 January 2018


Former Olympic and Commonwealth Games weightlifter Damian Brown will serve as the Northern Grampians Shire Council's 2018 Australia Day Ambassador.

Brown is an inspiring personality with outstanding sporting success; representing Australia in Weightlifting, at 3 Olympic Games and 4 Commonwealth Games (winning 4 Gold, 1 Silver and 3 Bronze medals); and competing in twelve consecutive World Championships (a World Record). Damian was also honoured as the Australian Team Flag Bearer for the Opening Ceremony of the 2002 Commonwealth Games.

His remarkable sporting success combined with significant business
acumen, corporate savvy and life experiences, is why he is the consummate role model and leader among his peers; Australia’s elite athletes (from 2000 – 2004 he was the Australian Olympic Committee Athletes’ Commission Chairman and Executive Board Member).

Damian offers a unique insight into life as an elite athlete, combined with significant success out of the sporting arena.

Damian is a Director of Katapult Pty Ltd, his own promotional products company, established in 2003. Other career positions include; Manager Program Development Olympic Job Opportunities Program; and General Manager Olympic Communicators; plus, six years as a Secondary School Teacher and Elective Sport Coordinator.

He has completed his Masters Studies and a Postgraduate Diploma, in Sport Business and also a Bachelor of Education in Physical Education.