Digonex is a leading provider of customised dynamic pricing solutions to clients in arts and entertainment, sport, attractions, cultural institutions and retail sectors. Digonex’s technology is…read more
Brendon Ward named new ASCTA Chief Executive
Experienced executive Brendon Ward has taken up the role of Chief Executive at the Australian Swimming Coaches and Teachers Association (ASCTA).
Commencing in his role yesterday (5th June) Ward has had a life time of involvement in swimming, water polo and surf life-saving as an athlete, coach, official, commentator, administrator and supporter.
He has an extensive 16-year background in associations and charitable organisations including Chief Executive of the Australasian Society of Association Executives, the Registered Master Builders Association of New Zealand, the New Zealand Recreation Association and Water Safety New Zealand.
Ward also had a stint in Government heading up the New Zealand Charities regulator while his event experience saw him running the volunteer programme for Rugby World Cup 2011, and attending the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Games and the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games as a commentator for TVNZ.
He has served on a variety of not-for-profit and school boards including on the Water Safety New Zealand Board from 2011 until 2015.
During this time he was the New Zealand representative on the AustSwim Council.
Announcing the appointment, ASCTA President Tony Shaw stated "we are thrilled to have secured someone who has such depth of experience in aquatics and association leadership as Mr Ward has.”
Ward (pictured) said he was thrilled and excited to be entrusted as Chief Executive for ASCTA, adding “I have a huge passion for the aquatic sector and feel extremely privileged to be able to combine this with my professional experience in Associations.
"I'm looking forward to sharing my insights and doing my very best to support the ongoing professionalism, success and effectiveness of swimming coaches and teachers throughout Australia.”
21st March 2017 - ASCTA SEEKS NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE
3rd February 2017 - KEY SPEAKERS CONFIRMED FOR ASCTA CONVENTION 2017
23rd August 2016 - ASCTA TO PRESENT COACHING AND LEARN TO SWIM CONFERENCES IN FOUR STATES
20th August 2016 - 2017 ASCTA CONVENTION TO PLOT PATHS TO THE 2018 COMMONWEALTH GAMES
26th November 2015 - 400,000 CHILDREN TO PARTICIPATE IN NATIONAL SWIM WEEK
15th January 2010 - HUNT BEGINS FOR NEW NZRA CHIEF EXECUTIVE
Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?
The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.
However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.
Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.
Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.
Click here to subscribe.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
iEDM integrate Design, Engineering and Delivery Management services to convert existing spaces into exciting new entertainment venues. Our team consists of highly qualified professionals with diverse…read more
Vticket Pty Ltd is the Australian and New Zealand distributor for Gateway Ticketing Systems Inc., the world leader in high-speed access control, admission control and ticketing software for the…read more
Compliant chemical storage and decanting solutions. Includes spill kits, spill containment pallets, chemical decanting decks and safety shower and eyewash equipment. See our full range of solutionsread more
Now TPEC Pool Enclosures - see www.ausleisure.com.au/suppliers/tpec-pool-enclosuresread more
Goplay designs and manufactures specialised playground equipment for indoor play centres, hotels, food chains, clubs and resorts. If our years of experience and dedication have taught us one thing,…read more
SimplySwim is a school management solution that helps swimming school owners and managers optimize operations by automating functions such as managing class schedules, billing and…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!