Andrew Weiss :Managing Director - MYSPORT LIVE
Andrew has been involved in sport his whole life, and after finishing a PR degree at RMIT followed up by completing his Master of Business (Sport Management) at Deakin. For nearly eight years Andrew was involved in motorcycle sport - including four years as the CEO of Motorcycling Victoria before he started up My Sport Live to help sporting organisations, associations and clubs to better promote themselves. This has included the provision of live-streaming, video and media services across a wide range of clients throughout the sporting sector. Andrew has lectured in Managing Innovation in Sport, at La Trobe University, and continues to partner with organisations such as Vicsport, Sport Environment Alliance, Disability Sport and Rec and others to help promote important groups within the sporting community.
Andy Graham: General Manager - SportsTG, Stack Sports
Andy has been in his current role at SportsTG for over 12months, based out of our Melbourne Headquarters. Andy brings a 25-year history of leadership in innovation and software, including past roles with Catapult Sports, Civica, and Boeing. A qualified lawyer and Fulbright Scholar he is a past member of the Professional Standards Board of Intellectual Property Australia.
Cam O'Riordan: Director of Sales & Marketing - Stack Sports
Cam heads up the Sales & Marketing team at Stack Sports he has been with the business for 5 years working in previous roles as an Account Manager & Commercial Manager working across all major clients in United Kingdom, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Cam is passionate about sports and technology driving change, innovation and implementing technology solutions to meet the customers needs. Cam is excited about the global reach that Stack Sports has to implement solutions for elite sporting clubs down to community-based grassroots organisations. Prior to his time at Stack Sports, Cam spent 8 years working with the National Rugby League implementing technology solutions for the National Governing Body right down to community-based grassroots clubs and associations.
Fiona Jones: Sports Consultant - VICSPORT
Fiona joined the Vicsport team in 2010. With a keen interest in sport governance, strategy and organisational culture, she currently assists sport organisations with the implementation of the Victorian Child Safe Standards and Mandatory Board Quotas. Other projects Fiona has delivered include governance and sport competition reviews, organisational change projects addressing gender diversity in sport, and professional development programs for women in sport. She also previously convened Vicsport’s Diversity and Inclusion Expert Working Group and Women in Sport Advisory Group. In recent years, Fiona also lectured in Sport Governance and Strategy and tutored Sport Management at La Trobe University. Prior to Vicsport, she worked at Basketball Victoria across health promotion, events and marketing and also had roles at the Australian Sports Commission (Women in Sport Unit), SportsCentral (formerly Central Highlands Sports Assembly) and the Ballarat YMCA. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (Company Directors Course) and holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement) and Bachelor of Management (Marketing) from Federation University (formerly Ballarat University). Fiona was previously a member of Motorcycling Victoria’s Governance Sub-Committee and held positions on her local basketball committees prior to moving to Melbourne. Involved in sport from an early age, Fiona enjoys playing basketball socially, going to the gym and running. While she currently spends a lot of time running after her two young sons, she hopes to run another half-marathon in the future.
Isaak Dury: CEO - TIDYHQ
Isaak Dury is the Founder and CEO of TidyHQ, the platform for sports club administration. Isaak has been involved with sports administration for nearly two decades, in 2008 he started building the beginnings of TidyHQ as part of his volunteer administration roles with sports clubs. Based out of Melbourne, Tidy is now the worlds leading membership administration platform used by organisations in over 20 countries, the SaaS platform is helping sports organisations, the traditional administration environment typically has information all over the place so administrators become stretched and it's tough to see and manage everything involved in running things - resulting in more poorly run clubs, leading to poor participation rates and volunteer churn. Tidy provides them with an integrated membership management and administration platform so they can run operations together. It's one integrated CRM platform that gives all of their administrators access to a single, shared view of what member operations are being planned and worked on. This all-in-one toolkit digitally transforms the way associations, clubs and sports are operated and peak sporting bodies are benefiting from the rollouts with improved competitions, participation and volunteer retention. Tidy's recent partnership and integration with SportsTG is being seen as a game-changer for the industry and their administrators, no longer having to work with siloed databases.
Laura Johnston: People Ingertiy & Culture Consultant for Sport
Laura is a lawyer by training who transitioned to roles in people, culture, facilitation, learning & development and sport integrity. Having recently established her own People, Integrity & Culture Consulting business – predominantly to sport - Laura loves sport and its ability to influence our community. Laura is pragmatic, agile and facilitates and influences positive outcomes. She is passionate about the values, integrity, culture, reputation and results of the organisations she works for and with. Laura worked at Swimming Australia from 2015-2019 as GM - Culture & Performance. Her role also headed the Integrity function for the sport during that time. Prior to that, Laura worked in corporate and professional services People, Learning & Culture roles.. Laura is recognised as a sports industry leader in child safeguarding, sport integrity and people & culture. She provides practical integrity guidance, advice and facilitation for sport and can investigate and assist sports to manage integrity and conduct issues. Laura is a Lecturer and Sport Integrity and Ethics Course Designer for Victoria University’s Sport Business undergraduate and masters courses. She facilitates the “Sport Integrity Leadership” unit of the Sport Business & Integrity Masters degree, with a focus on personal leadership, case studies and leading change in sport integrity. She has also designed the Ethics in Sport Management & Active Recreation undergraduate unit.
Lisa Hasker: CEO - Vic Sport the peak body for Sport in Victoria
Lisa prior to the Vicsport role, Lisa was the General Manager of Community and Stakeholder Relations for Basketball Australia where she managed commercial operations, participation programs, events, marketing and media. Lisa has studied Physical Education, Exercise Science, Sport Management and holds a Masters of Marketing. Lisa has a wealth of industry knowledge and experience including Board positions at AFL SportsReady Foundation, Shooting Australia, Athletics Victoria and Australian Sponsorship Marketing Association. A former Manager of La Trobe Sport at La Trobe University, Lisa also served as Manager of Public Affairs and Sponsorships at the Victorian Institute of Sport, CEO at Little Athletics Victoria, Marketing Manager at Golf Victoria and Head of Sport and Physical Education at Wesley College.
Patrick Walker: CEO - Australian Sports Foundation
Patrick is the CEO of the Australian Sports Foundation, the peak body for philanthropy in sport. The Sports Foundation was established by the Australian government to raise philanthropic funds for sport. It is a registered charity and Deductible Gift Recipient, meaning donors can claim a tax deduction for donations to sport made via the Sports Foundation. This is unique in Australia, as sport is not a recognized charitable purpose under Australian law. The Sports Foundation partners with all levels of Australian sport, from grassroots to elite and with clubs, organisations and athletes throughout the nation, to develop and execute successful philanthropic fundraising strategies. It also raises and distributes funds to community sport via grant programs – particularly those focused on increasing participation among our kids and among less active members of society. In the last four years the Sports Foundation has raised over $165m to invest in the development of Australian sport and is aiming to increase this to $100m a year by 2022. Patrick joined the Sports Foundation following a successful business career as a partner with the world's largest professional services firm, PwC. His roles with PwC included CEO, Board and global leadership positions in the UK, Europe and Australia. He is a member of the Fundraising Institute of Australia and is also the Board Chair of a charity in the sustainability sector. Patrick is passionate about sport and the social and community benefits it brings. He was a former semi-professional footballer, and still plays competitively several times a week in the local “Masters” competition.
Paul Hoon: CEO - etrainu
Paul is the CEO of etrainu and is responsible for growth across several sectors Domestically and Internationally. An Experienced Executive with a demonstrated solutions focus in the Learning and Development Industry. Key areas of focus is large scale deployment of learning utilising technology to reduce the administration expense to organisations.
Phoebe Ponwall: Child Safe Manager - Gymnastics Victoria
Phoebe Pownall is the Gymnastics Victoria Child Safe Manager and has worked with children for over 10 years in Australia and internationally. She has worked as a children’s behavioural therapist and more recently as a front line social worker for the Department of Human Services and in foster care for Berry Street. During her time at the Department Phoebe spent time in the Sexual Abuse Investigation Team working alongside Victoria Police SOCIT (Sexual Offences and Child Abusive investigation Team). Phoebe’s current role at GV is to help support clubs in responding to and preventing child abuse through the Victorian Child Safe Standards.
Rob Flude: Head of Digital Services - Basketball Australia
Rob is currently the Head of Digital Services at Basketball Australia, having managed the national database – The Basketball Network – in 2018. He is responsible for the organisation’s digital assets and their commercialisation as the sport undergoes a wave of hype in Australia on the back of national team success and a number of new heroes who are plying their trades in the NBA and WNBA. Originally from Cape Town, Rob has worked in Technology roles for some of the world’s leading financial, retail and e-commerce institutions. He is the co-founder and Head of Digital & Communications of The Final Whistle, a start-up that assists athletes and sports organisations with career transitions. He also sat on the Australian Rugby Business Network’s committee as the Communications & Technology Manager. Rob has travelled to 42 countries, but now spends a large portion of his time with his wife and children, and participating in Masters Rugby, touch rugby and CrossFit.
Steve Pallas: CEO - Sports Community
Steve Pallas is the founder and CEO of Sports Community. Previously a successful financial services executive and CEO of the Mornington Peninsula Nepean Football Netball League. Steve’s professional experience and passion for and knowledge of grassroots sport makes him a trusted partner to peak sports bodies, government agencies and industry stakeholders and his company Sports Community focused on a single goal, how to make it as easy as possible for volunteers to run their club.