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Karen Sweaney

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Karen Sweaney

Co-founder and Editor, Australasian Leisure Management

Artist, geoscientist and specialist writer on the leisure industry, Karen Sweaney is Editor and co-founder of Australasian Leisure Management.

Based in Sydney, Australia, her specific areas of interest include the arts, entertainment, the environment, fitness, tourism and wellness.

She has degrees in Fine Arts from the University of Sydney and Geological Oceanography from UNSW.

Wibit adds new product line to enhance safety at its modular water parks

Leading provider of floating modular aquatic play installations, Wibit Sports, has added a new product line to its catalogue, Wibit WatchLine, a haven for lifeguards offering a comprehensive,…

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Jan 22, 2024 Karen Sweaney Aquatics / Attractions / Design / Safety / Waterparks /

 
 

Swimmers warned about water quality on Sydney beaches and in ACT waterways

Water quality testing results have shown that some of Sydney’s beaches and harbour swimming spots along with some of ACT’s waterways still have a high probability of…

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Jan 19, 2024 Karen Sweaney Aquatics / Environment / Recreation / Safety / Wellness /

 
 

Two whale sharks at Japan aquarium die due to earthquake related equipment failures

Two whale sharks at Notojima Aquarium in Nanao, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan died in successive days after equipment failures led to deterioration of their water tank environment. The…

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Jan 15, 2024 Karen Sweaney Aquatics / Attractions / Environment / Zoos /

 
 

South Australian Government announces financial boost for live music scene

The South Australian Government, through their See it LIVE program, is investing $850,000 to boost live music venues and support the state’s music industry. Rather than targeting…

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Jan 13, 2024 Karen Sweaney Arts / Entertainment / Events / Finance / Venues /

 
 

Giant aquatic inflatables keep crowds entertained over Australia’s summer

Across Australia, giant aquatic inflatables are keeping locals and visitors cool and entertained with obstacle courses providing exhilarating experiences for both children and adults.…

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Jan 12, 2024 Karen Sweaney Aquatics / Attractions / Play / Recreation / Waterparks /

 
 

Asian and Australian theme parks set to open new rides

A number of announcements have been made over the past couple of years suggesting the completion and opening of new theme park rides across Australia and Asia. A selection of parks have…

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Jan 12, 2024 Karen Sweaney Attractions / Tourism / Waterparks /

 
 

Fuel Women’s Fitness Business Summit introduces New Zealand Woman of the Year award

Counting down to its inaugural event in Auckland on 22nd and 23rd February, the organisers of the Fuel Women’s Fitness Business Summit have announced that the event will feature the…

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Jan 12, 2024 Karen Sweaney Fitness / Marketing / Wellness /

 
 
 
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Authors

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

 

Barrie Elvish

Chief Executive, AUSactive

Barrie Elvish has over 20 years’ experience of managing successful organisational change, strategic development and business growth across a range of sectors such as education and health.

His passions and experiences including training for triathlons, keeping his depressive episodes under control through exercise, trekking the Kokoda Trail and Hot Rods – all for the purpose of making meaningful connections.

Click here to contact him via LinkedIn.