Jane has over 20 years experience working within the events industry, nationally and internationally specialising in Commercial roles - business development, sponsorship and client management as well as Operational roles - managing the detailed planning and delivery of venue and event specific functions. Throughout her career she has been an integral member of the organisations that have successfully delivered three Commonwealth Games, two Olympic Games, APEC and other high profile events.
Managing Director of the business consultancy Elite Business Performance, Rick is a qualified Barrister and Solicitor.
Rick has over 25 years of working in the sports industry as a CEO leading and growing organisations, and as a consultant, facilitating numerous workshops and undertaking a number of significant projects for Local Governments, National and State Sporting Associations, Sports Clubs and Community Organisations, particularly in the areas of strategic and business planning, governance, organisation capacity building, funding and finance, change management, independent member protection investigations, and mediation/dispute resolution. Rick served as a Board Member of SportWest for 16 years and is a part time lecturer in the School of Business and Law at Edith Cowan University in Perth. Rick is also a Performance Consultant and Success Coach, a Member of the Australia and New Zealand Sports Law Association and a former Director of Kingsway Community Financial Services (a local branch of the Bendigo Bank).
Sarah is a triple Olympian having competed in the 1500 metres at the 2000, 2004 and 2008 Games. She is also a Commonwealth Games silver medalist.
She is the Head Coach of Perth Running Club and works with kids, elite athletes, people with disabilities and the recreational runner.
Sarah’s extensive knowledge gained throughout her career as a professional athlete, combined with a Bachelor of Physical and Health Education makes her one of Australia’s top distance running coaches.
Blake has extensive experience in security operations including emergency and risk management at major sporting, government and entertainment events. Having a career spanning over thirty years involved in leading and inspiring high performance teams in security operations and the government service sector. He is a skilled professional with a depth of knowledge across management, operations and project roles with a proven ability in successful business development and client service management. Blake is a mediator with experience in resolving work place issues, managing contracted employees and the resolution of high risk crisis situations.