“It has been an absolute honour to serve under Greg’s leadership and I congratulate him for the outstanding contribution he has made to the APC and the entire Paralympic movement during his tenure."
Hartung, who has served as President since 1997, will officially retire at the APC’s Annual General Meeting and Governing Board election to be held in Sydney.
During the last 16 years Hartung has guided the Australian Paralympic Committee through a period of rapid growth which saw it become one of the leading National Paralympic Committees in the world.
APC Chief Executive Officer Jason Hellwig said: “It has been an absolute honour to serve under Greg’s leadership and I congratulate him for the outstanding contribution he has made to the APC and the entire Paralympic movement during his tenure.
“Greg has masterfully overseen the APC’s transformation from a small and struggling organisation to its modern day position as a leader in disability sport.”
During Hartung’s reign Australia competed at eight Paralympic Games and has not finished outside the top five at a summer Games.
Sir Philip Craven, IPC President, said: “Greg has been a long servant to the Paralympic Movement both domestically and internationally. Many around the world are grateful to his hard work and efforts. I wish him well in his retirement.”
Earlier this year, Hartung was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day Honours List. The honour followed his Order of Australia Medal in 2002, his Centenary Medal in 2001 and his Australian Sports Medal in 2000.
He was elected an IPC Governing Board Member in 2001 and became Vice President in 2009, a position he held until retiring from the role last month.
He also held positions on several International Olympic Committee (IOC) Commissions including the Coordination Commission for the 2016 Games in Rio (2010-2012), the IOC Evaluation Commission for 2016 (2008-2009), the IOC Press Commission (2011-2012) and the IOC Radio and Television Commission (2005-2012).