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To be eligible for the Sport and Recreation Executive of the Year award, applicants should:

  • Be able to demonstrate excellence in their role within the sport and recreation industry (sporting clubs, including associations, fitness clubs, competitive events, sporting complexes, and/or sporting equipment).

Sport and Recreation Executive of the Year – Finalists


Eugene Arocca - Headshot

Eugene Arocca


Confederation of Australian Motor Sport

I am particularly proud to lead a team that has embraced the change culture necessary to ensure CAMS is a respected organisation, both nationally and internationally.


Ian Campbell - Headshot final

Ian Campbell


JUMP! Swim Schools

We are actively building a culture that encourages children to learn to swim & supports parents in helping their children to swim at a young age.


Marne Fechner - Headshot final

Marne Fechner

CEO Netball World Cup 2015

Netball Australia

I want to motivate other young female leaders and demonstrate that sacrifices to achieve what you believe in are worthwhile.


Tobias Pearce - headshot

Tobias Pearce


The Bikini Body Training Company

I entered the fitness industry at the bottom, a recently homeless 19 year old with less than $100 in my pocket, no advice and no mentor.