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Alhasan Kaabous Alzaabi

Vice President of Operations, Farah Experiences

Alhasan Kaabous Alzaabi has served as the Vice President of Operations at Abu Dhabi-based Farah Experiences since 2017, overseeing the operations across all of Yas Island’s theme parks: Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Waterworld, and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi.

Warragul Leisure Centre stadium expansion delivers for Baw Baw Shire

Warragul Leisure Centre stadium expansion delivers much needed infrastructure for the growing Baw Baw Shire community, particularly for local basketball clubs, which boasts the highest…

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Jul 12, 2024 Sport / Venues /

 
 

Fremantle Leisure Centre among facilities to benefit from Council’s 2024/25 budget

Fremantle Council’s 2024/25 budget balances community's immediate and future needs with provision for facilities such as the Leisure Centre, Library, parks, playgrounds and…

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Jul 12, 2024 Aquatics / Arts / Finance / Parks / Play /

 
 

Professor Dame Farah Palmer to retire as New Zealand Māori Rugby Board Chair

After 17 years of service on the New Zealand Māori Rugby Board (NZMRB), Professor Dame Farah Rangikoepa Palmer (Ngāti Maniapoto, Waikato) is set to stand down as Chair. Dame Farah was…

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Jul 12, 2024 Sport /

 
 

Hotham to be first Australian ski resort to host Freeride World Tour events

Hotham ski resort will be the first Australian ski resort to host Freeride World Tour events, featuring both Qualifier and Junior competitions for ski and snowboard. Freeride has become…

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Jul 11, 2024 Events / Sport /

 
 

New seats, lighting and staging among major upgrades planned for Adelaide Festival Centre theatres

The South Australian Government is investing $35 million on a major upgrade of Adelaide Festival Centre with additional support from the Adelaide Festival Centre Trust including new seats,…

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Jul 11, 2024 Arts / Culture / Entertainment / Venues /

 
 

FitHer women’s health and fitness expo heads to Brisbane

FitHer, the consumer-oriented health and fitness expo focused on women, is heading to Brisbane for the first time this July, after its successful inaugural event at ICC Sydney in October…

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Jul 11, 2024 Events / Fitness / Wellness /

 
 

Bob Carr among new appointments to the Australian Heritage Council

The Australian Government has announced the appointment of five members to the Australian Heritage Council. The appointments include: a new chair, Bob Carr, former NSW Premier historic…

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Jul 11, 2024 Arts / Culture / Environment / Government / Legal /

 
 
 
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Belinda Lawton

National Manager - Strategic Communications and Partnerships, Royal Life Saving Society - Australia

A communications professional focused on the not-for-profit and government sectors, with a specific interest in international development. I have extensive experience in government relations and journalism.

Click here to connect with Belinda via LinkedIn.

Arnold Williams

Marketing Manager, Hygiene Express

Arnold Williams is Marketing Manager at Sydney-based Hygiene Express.

Ned Coten

Chief Executive and shareholder, EngageRM

Ned Coten is Chief Executive and shareholder of EngageRM, a business and Marketing Automation, CRM and Data Analytics platform for the sport and entertainment vertical.

Ned is a former athlete and sports management leader and the immediate past President of Basketball Australia, while continuing to sit on the Competitions Commission of basketball’s world body, FIBA. He also Chairs the Advisory Board for The Contenders, one of Australia’s leading brand strategy agencies and owns and operates two successful self storage businesses.

He has investments in Aged Care, Property and Technology, while continuing as an active mentor for aspiring business leaders.

Ned has extensive experience in leadership, sports management, consumer branding, sales and marketing. He is a former CEO of a number of Australia’s leading sports organisations and has operated multiple businesses as a senior executive, investor, board chair and director over the past 30 years.

Ned holds an MBA from the University of NSW and has written a book on branding and marketing for sport.

While attending the Australian Institute of Sport, Ned represented Australia at the 1983 World Junior Basketball Championships in Spain. He had a brief career in the National Basketball League and co-founded the Goldfields Giants in Western Australia’s State Basketball League. He holds relationships across sport and business within Australia and globally and remains a passionate and committed volunteer, with continuous service throughout his life.

Michael Palmer

Editor, TentHVAC

Michael Palmer is an outdoor enthusiast who likes to go on weekend backpacking trips with his dog Rory.

He likes writing and works as an editor at TentHVAC, a collective of enthusiasts who love travel, backpacking, and camping. . 

Ian Mullane

Chief Executive, Keepme

Ian Mullane is the Founder and Chief Executive of Keepme, a revenue acceleration platform dedicated to increasing operator revenue through AI-powered insights and tools. He is also a respected thought leader, white paper author, regular keynote speaker at industry events globally, GymNation Board member and member of the ukactive Digital Futures Council.

With a career that has seen him work with some of the biggest players in FinTech including his position as Chief Operating Office at Sungard, Ian was also the owner/operator of the fitness business Vanda in Singapore for more than a decade.

Alhasan Kaabous Alzaabi

Vice President of Operations, Farah Experiences

Alhasan Kaabous Alzaabi has served as the Vice President of Operations at Abu Dhabi-based Farah Experiences since 2017, overseeing the operations across all of Yas Island’s theme parks: Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Waterworld, and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi.

Dr Ken Marriott

Dr Ken Marriott trained as a geographer with special studies in urban land uses, agriculture and climatology.

Having, in 1979, completed a PhD in geography at Monash University, with his research focused on the effectiveness of then-current leisure and recreation planning strategies he went on to be Managing Director of the leisure planning consultancy HM Leisure Planning Pty Ltd from 1984 until his retirement in 2016.

His book, Community Leisure and Recreation Planning, co-authored with John Tower and Katie McDonald from Victoria University in Melbourne, was published by Routledge early in 2021. 

He wrote on the need for leisure and recreation planners and providers to drive effective action on climate change in Australasian Leisure Management issue 146.

He can be contacted on email at ken.marriott@hmleisureplanning.com 

2nd September 2021 - LEISURE AND RECREATION PLANNERS NEED TO TAKE MORE DECISIVE ACTION ON CLIMATE AND WEATHER CHANGE

19th December 2020 - NEW COMMUNITY LEISURE AND RECREATION PLANNING TEXT A PRODUCT OF AUTHORS’ DECADES OF EXPERIENCE