Started at UNSW: 2011
Main responsibilities with UNSW Sport: To ensure UNSW Sport has a strong profile locally, nationally and internationally, through building strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders to allow for the full suite of sport related services to be accessible and available across the maximum number of UNSW students, alumni and staff. Driving the delivery and activation of the UNSW Sports Strategy’s three key strategic objectives; increasing student participation in physical activity; supporting excellence and strengthening partnerships.
Skills: Relationship management, experience in successfully leading change; building a cohesive team; operational and resource planning; a demonstrable understanding of current issues facing students today.
Professional background: 35 years in community engagement and external relations management, consolidated by further experience in hospitality management in multi-site venues within the higher education and sport industries. Supported by a Foundation Degree in Hospitality Management.
Most enjoyable part of working for UNSW Sport: Successfully delivering a sports strategy project.
Hobbies outside of sport: Fishing on the Wallis lake, travelling, cruising!
Favourite athletes: Only one…Roger Federer
Favourite teams: Rabbitohs, Leeds United
Sporting predictions for 2020:
1. Australia to finish in the top six at the Summer Olympics
2. Canberra Raiders to win the NRL GF
3. GWS to win the AFL GF
Something you might not know about me: I’m taking flying lessons out of Bankstown Airport, suffer with colour blind infliction and in her twenties my Mum was ranked No 2 Swiss women’s tennis player!