NSC Speakers

The National Sports Convention aim to secure key global, national and local speakers for the conference. As speakers are confirmed their details will be listed on this page. Our speakers aim to motivate and inspire delegates by sharing their expertise, knowledge, insights, solutions and challenges so that as an industry we can learn, and enhance our thinking for our projects and approach to growing participation.

Dr Andi Diamond

Chief Executive Officer – Monash City Council

Andrew Morrow

Senior Engineer – Turf One

Andy Farr

Director, FMG Consulting (UK)

Anthony Moore

Chief Executive Officer – Basketball Australia

Cathy Jo Noble

Executive Director – Canadian Parks and Recreation Association


Dr Clare Hanlon

Associate Professor, Sport Management – Victoria University

Erik Kinlon

General Manager – HG Sports Turf

Fraser Gehrig

Director – Tuff Turf

Gen Nolan

Programs Manager at MOVE muscle, bone & joint health

Glen McGoldrick

Chief Executive Officer – SportsTG

Graham Brimage

Director Strategic Policy and Regions – WA Department of Sport and Recreation (WA)

Ilia Houridis

Director, Facility Development and Infrastructure – Office of Recreation and Sport, South Australia

Jake McMinn

National Community Facilities Manager – Cricket Australia

Jamie Parsons

Chief Executive Officer – Gymnastics Victoria

Jason Linnane 

General Manager – Singleton Council (NSW)


Jennie Price

Chief Executive – Sport England (UK)

Jerril Rechter

Chief Executive Officer – VicHealth

Justin Burney

Director, Sport and Recreation and Industry Development – Sport and Recreation Victoria

Kate Palmer

Chief Executive Officer – Australian Sports Commission

Kathy Riekson

Blacktown Key Venues Aquatic & Leisure Centres Coordinator – Blacktown City Council

Kay Thomson

Strategic Policy Lead – Sport New Zealand (NZ)

Kris Miller

State Manager – Victoria/Tasmania – Belgravia Leisure

Loren Bartley

Managing Director – Impactiv8

Malcolm Kuhn

Manager, Leisure Services – City of Greater Geelong

Mark Bowater

Head of Parks Services – Auckland Council (NZ)

Mark McAllion

Sports Director – Maribyrnong Sports Academy

Mark Rendell

Chief Executive Officer – Gymnastics Australia

Martin Sheppard

Managing Director – Smart Connection Consultancy

Michael King

Director – Otium Planning Group

Michelle Wilson

National Manager – Walking and Community Engagement – Heart Foundation

Moya Dodd

Executive Committee Member – Asian Football Confederation (AFC); Chair, Women’s Football Committee – AFC and Board Member – Football Federation Australia

Murray Fraser

Soil Scientist – Benedict Industries

Ned Coten

Chairman – Basketball Australia

Nick Buskens

YMCA Action Sports Manager

Helene Windels

Sport & Recreation Planner – Logan City Council (Qld)

Paul Fairweather
Deputy General Manager Sports Insights – Australian Sports Commission
Peter Miskimmin

Chief Executive Officer – Sport New Zealand (NZ)

Rayoni Nelson

Acting Manager – Physical Activity, Sport & Healthy Eating – VicHealth

Rebecca McDonald

Tennis in Schools Manager – Tennis Australia

Renée Robson

Learning & Organisational Development Manager – YMCA Victoria

Rob Fletcher

General Manager – Team App

Rob Kirkwood

National Sales Manager – Polytan Asia Pacific

Rob McGee

Head of Active Recreation for the Parks Sport and Recreation Department – Auckland Council (NZ)

Rochelle Eime

Associate Professor – Federation University and Victoria University

Ros Pullen

Marketing and Communications Coordinator – Blacktown City Council

Stefan Grun

Executive Manager – Marketing & Communications – VicHealth

Tim Klar

General Manager – Participation Products – Netball Australia

Tracy Talbot

Work Group Manager Infrastructure Development – Opus International Consultants Ltd

Warren Green

Managing Director – Warren Green Consulting