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RJ Houston

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RJ Houston

National Manager - Aquatics, Royal Life Saving Society - Australia

RJ Houston is the National Manager - Aquatics at Royal Life Saving Society - Australia.

He has an extensive background in leadership roles across local government, non-profits, aquatic facility management organisations and peak bodies.

RJ’s role at Royal Life Saving focusses on advocating aquatics and bringing industry, community and government organisations together to develop joint strategies and guidance. RJ’s most recent major work projects have focussed on advocating the health, social and economic benefits of the aquatic industry as well as its social value and social impact.

He is the current author of both the Guidelines for Safe Pool Operations and the Guidelines for Inland Waterway Safety, and has contributed to a range of recent Royal Life Saving research reports.

RJ is currently studying a Masters of Business Administration - Social Impact Specialisation at the Australian Graduate School of Management at the University of New South Wales.

 
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Katherine Elmy

Customer Relationship Manager, Fitness Australia

Katherine Elmy is a highly enthusiastic, creative professional who is determined to support organisations enhance their brand awareness, online presence and revenue stream.

Leveraging off marketing qualifications and solid experience, Katherine has demonstrated tremendous success in developing, implementing and managing digital marketing strategies across a number of social media platforms, mobile APPs and websites. She is able to anticipate change by keeping abreast of emerging trends while making sound decisions to establish new industry benchmarks and maintain an industry leader.

Yvette Audet

Senior Consultant at Otium Planning Group and IAKS Australasian Ambassador

Yvette Audet is a Senior Consultant at Otium Planning Group and Australasian Ambassador for the International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities (IAKS).

She also posts to the Sporting Mum Blog page.

Click here to view Yvette's profile on LinkedIn.

Joe Cusmano

An experinced airline and travel industry professional, Joe has over 25 years international airline sales experience of which 18 have been in senior positions in Australia, North Africa and Europe, Middle East and Thailand.

Committed to sharing news and personal experiences, he explains that, post-COVID, "once I resume travelling with people that like me are nomads by nature and love to travel, (I will) provide you with as much advice and tips to make your travel experience a memorable one."

Click here to visit his website.

Ben Gallizzi

Ben Gallizzi, Senior Content Editor, uSwitch.com

Energy expert Ben Gallizzi is money.co.uk's authority on all things energy, making sure all energy content on the site is kept 100% accurate and up to date.

Kevin Wilson

PhD Student, Recreation and Leisure Studies, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Kevin Wilson has worked in recreational programming for approximately 10 years and has a passion for recreational sport, leadership development and community. His research interests include sport participation, sport and recreation facilities, program outcomes and campus recreation. Over the last two years, he's served as a member of the NIRSA Canada Leadership Team. For his PhD, he'd like to conduct research in the Campus Recreation space to help better understand how post-secondary institutions and campus recreation professionals can understand and meet students' changing needs.

Manuscripts In Review
Wilson, K. E. S., & Millar, P. (IJSMM-303252). Investigating the sport participation legacy of a major event: The case of one multi-use sport facility. International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing.

Wilson, K. E. S., & Millar, P. (RSJ.2020-0028). Examining the impact of participant benefits and service quality on intramural program satisfaction and student retention. Recreational Sports Journal.

Mel Tempest

Fitness Business Influencer Speaker Podcaster

Mel Tempest is the Chief Executive and the founder at Ignite Fitness Business Events, the host and founder of The Gym Owners Fitness Business Podcast and The Womens Leaders Fitness Business Podcast.

In 2017, Tempest, who organises fitness business events and roundtable events globally, was the first Australian to receive an award from the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) and, in the same year her Ballarat health club was in the top three Smart Company Australian awards.

In 2019 and in 2020 she was recognised as a top three fitness business influencers in the USA by the Association Of Fitness Studios.

In 2005 she was the first Australian to receive approval from the Equal Opportunity Board and Human Rights Commission to open Australia’s first male gym.

In early 2021, she was named 2020 influencer of the year by the US-based Fitness Business Association.

Click here to visit Mel's LinkedIn page.