Chief Executive Officer
AuSAE member since: April 2016
What we do
We have four basic functions. First, we operate the register for exercise professionals, AusREPs. As the peak national fitness body we also develop standards and guidelines, and advocate for the industry to government and NGOs. We also add value for our members by providing business support tool and services.
Number of members
Years in association management
How I got into association management
I wasn’t intending to take a management position in an association when I left my last position as I was planning to build a portfolio of Board positions being very interested in governance. Having a fitness background my first port of call for a potential Board position was Fitness Australia so I jumped on their website where I noticed the CEO role was advertised. As I was reading the ad a fitness industry colleague sent me a text with the address of the web page I was actually looking at telling me to apply for the role, that my vision for the industry was what was needed. Apart from being very flattered I was fascinated with what was going on in the industry and applied for the role.
What I like about my job
My biggest challenge
What I am most proud of at our association
Favourite AuSAE event
What I want to learn from other AuSAE members
How AuSAE has helped me
Being a relative newcomer to Associations AusAE has helped me find my feet quite quickly and created great friendships in the process. It’s all about the people for me.
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