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Posted by Equestrian Queensland on 30/08/2023.

Equestrian Queensland Welcomes New Director To The Board

Equestrian Queensland is pleased to announce the appointment of Emily Coggan as a Director to the Board of Equestrian Queensland. 

Emily Coggan grew up on her family’s 5th generation mixed farming enterprise in southwestern Queensland, Coggan Farms. Here she learned to ride mustering on the property from age 3 and over the following decades, the skill of riding a horse took her and her family across the entire nation.  

Now an accountant with global professional services firm Deloitte for just shy of three years. Emily’s role focuses on assisting CFOs and finance teams to improve their decision making capabilities and shape the future of their organisations. She has delivered large-scale planning, budgeting, and forecasting solutions, long term finance and operational strategies, and finance process improvement initiatives. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and Bachelor of Economics (Public Policy) from the University of Queensland and has completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), Foundations of Directorship Program.

To the board, Emily brings this valuable knowledge with her own experience within the grassroots of equestrian sport. 

As a junior, Emily competed at both national and state championships representing Queensland on twelve occasions. She competed in interschool, pony club, and in open competition across the disciplines of dressage, eventing, show horse and show jumping. When in year 12 she was the Queensland Interschool Equestrian Captain and was a recipient of the prestigious Pierre de Coubertin Award from the Queensland Olympic Council. She was also fortunate to compete overseas in the United Kingdom Dressage Challenge representing the Riding Pony Stud Book Society.

In her final years of competing, she specialised in Dressage competing at FEI Small Tour level and was a member of the Dressage Queensland Young Riders Squad. Since placing a pause on competing, Emily has instructed at several local pony camps, judged at Agricultural shows, and announced at Interschool events.

Emily is particularly passionate about providing young people with the opportunities to learn and grow within the equestrian sport, fostering equestrian clubs and communities and supporting the variety of disciplines within Equestrian Queensland. 

If you are interested in learning more about our board of directors, click here.


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