Sally has thirty years experience as a Recreation Planner and twenty years experience as a Director of @leisure. She has held board positions at international leisure associations over many years. Sally has managed local government recreation departments and has worked as an employee in state government: planning, recreation and housing departments. She has undertaken extensive work in market research, community engagement, open space planning, sports facility planning and feasibility management, as well as access and inclusion. Sally has presented and published papers widely.
Sally is a life member of Play Australia and Parks and Leisure Australia. She was the recipient of the 2009 Frank Stewart Award for excellence and outstanding contribution to the field. Sally is typically involved in all stages of the projects undertaken by @leisure and contributes greatly to the methodological aspects and overall performance of each study team.
An experienced aquatic and leisure facility manager, Michael has worked in the industry for the past 28 years with local government, Universities, the YMCA, RANS Management Group and the past 13 of these with Belgravia Leisure; an operator of aquatic and leisure facilities, sports stadiums, golf courses, day spas, alpine resorts and events centres. Most recently as General Manager – Programs, Michael was responsible for the national growth and development of programs for the company including Swimming Lessons, Membership sales, Personal Training, Disability and Diversity, Golf and Group Fitness.
Michael has extensive experience undertaking leisure centre performance audits across both large and small leisure facilities in Victoria, South Australia, Queensland and the UAE. Identifying and planning for improved financial performance has been a key to his success.
He also has experience with facility design from the operators perspective; contract management; business improvement analysis and program implementation; business plans including marketing plans and environmental plans; budget preparation and management; staff recruitment, mentoring and performance reviews; Capital works programming and asset management; marketing, membership retention and sales.
Adrian Dixon - Project & Business Administration Officer
Adrian holds qualifications in a double degree in Sport & Recreation Management/Business Management, as well as a Master of Sport Business Integrity Degree, both studied at Victoria University. Prior to joining at @leisure, Adrian worked for the Coburg Football Club, who currently play in the VFL competition, where he held roles and responsibilities working in logistics, football operations and digital/social media.
Adrian’s experience includes administration and operations, logistics, digital/social Media, facility management and data management.
Adrian’s role with @leisure includes project administration, and data collection and analysis.
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