Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

YMCA South Australia appoints David Paterson as new Chief Executive

YMCA South Australia appoints David Paterson as new Chief Executive
January 14, 2020

YMCA South Australia has announced the appointment of  David Paterson as their new Chief Executive. A passionate South Australian, Paterson brings extensive experience in both the social and business sectors to the Y. He is familiar with the leading not-for-profit, having previously served as a Board member with YMCA Victoria.

Growing the reach and positive impact of the Y across South Australian communities is at the top of Paterson’s agenda in 2020 and beyond.

Paterson  advises “I want to ensure that the Y grows and continues to strengthen communities across the state. We have an amazing 175-year history of global impact. YMCA South Australia was in fact one of the first YMCA’s in the world and the first to be established outside of Europe, way back in 1850.

“It has served as one of the cornerstones of South Australian society ever since. It has played a pivotal role in building our communities to this point and I hope to make an even greater difference over coming years.

“We have a mission that has stood the test of time and continues to be just as compelling in the contemporary context. I think the Y has the richest organisational culture I’ve ever experienced. And I’m excited to be working with such a vibrant and capable team here in South Australia.”

Paterson’s professional experience included serving as the Chief Innovation Officer of World Vision, a role engaged in some of the world’s toughest community development challenges, and which saw him work around the world – from the favelas of Brazil to the United Nations in New York. Previously he was Chief Marketing Officer of Medibank Private, the Chief Strategy Officer of an international marketing agency group, and Director of Business Consulting with Andersens.  He is a co-founder of Social Capital and the Committee for Adelaide. He was also previously a Professor at UniSA, specialising in social innovation and enterprise.

While with YMCA Victoria, Paterson was also one of the co-founders of The Bridge Project, an initiative that has successfully reduced recidivism among young offenders from an average of around 60% to just 3% over a 10-year period, winning the Australian Crime Prevention Award.

Rob Prime, YMCA South Australia’s President, said Paterson’s appointment was the culmination of an extensive process that involved a strong field of industry leaders noting “David has worked with a wide variety of organisations from start-ups to multinationals, including with non-profits. His appointment is a huge plus for the Y.

“He has a passion for strategic innovation, growth and social impact and YMCA South Australia is very excited to welcome David aboard. We look forward to the future under his leadership.”

For more information about YMCA South Australia visit https://www.sa.ymca.org.au/.

Related Articles

19th December 2019 - YMCA Victoria secures Boroondara City Council recreation facilities contract

16th December 2019 - YMCA Victoria and Melbourne Stars partner for second year to improve community wellbeing

26th November 2019 - YMCA becomes ‘the Y’ with first logo change in 52 years

19th November 2019 - YMCA NSW provides new features at Oberon Pool Complex

25th October 2019 - YMCA and City of Casey release guidelines for safer skate parks

21st October 2019 - YMCA Victoria water safety message reaches international audience

17th October 2019 - YMCA Victoria backs Sport Australia’s position on physical literacy

16th October 2019 - YMCA Victoria and FitnessOnDemand announce Australian first virtual programs

11th October 2019 - YMCA aids young people during mental health month

9th October 2019 - YMCA hosts successful Get Active Expo for Seniors Month

26th September 2019 - YMCA South Australia launches reciprocal rights for facility access

10th September 2019 - YMCA South Australia moves to combat childhood obesity

21st February 2019 - YMCA Broken Hill Integrated Wellness Centre marks official opening

5th October 2018 - YMCA offers free gym and pool access for Year 12 HSC students in NSW and ACT


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.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

CERAMIC SOLUTIONS

Established in 1994, Ceramic Solutions has excelled at the supply and installation of swimming pool tiles and equipment for the pool and leisure industry, with a focus on the needs of end-users. …

read more

Aquatics / Design / Surfaces / Venues

 
 

COMMERCIAL AQUATICS AUSTRALIA

Commercial Aquatics Australia provides aquatic solutions nationwide and is one of the largest and most experienced companies specialising in the design, construction, renovation, service, maintenance…

read more

Aquatics / Design / Play / Waterparks

 
 

Aussie Strength

We are Aussie Strength. The ultimate supplier for Commercial Gym Equipment that's built to deliver in the toughest environments. From USA-Built hardcore weight training equipment from Arsenal…

read more

Fitness / Technology / Wellness

 
 

Sportybots

We are the leading providers of kids fun multi-sports programs for Sport and Recreation Centres. Programs cover twelve common sports as well as Gross Motor Skill Development and suit children from as…

read more

Fitness / Play / Recreation / Sport / Wellness

 
 

Enta Australasia

As of the 1st July 2018, Enta Australasia Pty Ltd/Best Union has been rebranded as VIVATICKET Pty Ltd.  Click here to view the VIVATICKET Pty Ltd listing.  19th July 2018 - ENTA…

read more

Technology / Ticketing / Venues

 
 

Myzone

Myzone is the industry’s leading wearable technology solution. Myzone’s wearable products show and reward effort when you work out. It displays accurate real-time heart rate, calories, and…

read more

Fitness / Sport / Technology / Wellness

 
 

The Pool Enclosure Company

Welcome to The Pool Enclosure Company (TPEC). We provide a large range of premium commercial and residential retractable swimming pool, spa and terrace enclosures throughout Australia, servicing…

read more

Aquatics / Design / Recreation / Venues

 
 

PRIAVA

About Priava's Technology -  Priava is a cloud-based and centralised venue and event management system aimed at venues of all sizes. With its familiar and easy-to-use web interface, the…

read more

Attractions / Billing / Entertainment / Events / Technology

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business