National High-Performance Director @ Surfing Australia
Sporting high-performance specialist Kim Crane, has a lifelong connection with the ocean through surfing, outrigger canoe racing and stand up paddle-boarding, and is also a former member of the Australian Women’s Hockey Team. She accepted the position of Surfing Australia’s National High-Performance Director in September 2017, bolstering Australian surfing’s goal to build a continuous pipeline of Australian World Champions on the World Tour, and medal ambition for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo Japan; the sports first appearance at an Olympic Games.
With a genuine passion for surfing and extensive knowledge and industry experience, her impressive background includes involvement in multiple Olympic campaigns, high performance sport system administration and leadership roles.
Growing up at Bells Beach Torquay, Kim holds a deep respect for Surfing’s grass roots and the cultural significance it holds within Australia. Surfing has a rich history of success, and this is such an exciting time of growth and significant change for the sport. The leadership position she holds offers complex challenges and opportunities as Surfing Australia’s High-Performance Program sets itself up to support our Australian athletes to become the world’s best surfers and people. There’s much work ahead, not just to ensure readiness for Tokyo, but to build upon the talent programs which create the next generation of athletes striving for continued international success.