Spotlight - Stop Press
Dragon Boats NSW appoint a new Chief Executive Officer
Sydney, 7th Sept 2015: Dragon Boats NSW Inc is nationally; the largest state body for the growing sport of Dragon Boat racing. With over 60 clubs across the state, and being accessible for people of all ages and sporting abilities the sport is generating increasing community and athletic interest.
Over the past 12 months the Board of Dragon Boats NSW has undertaken an extensive review of its governance and organisational structures around the strategy, structure and people for its long term sustainability and success. One of the major strategic decisions by the Board was to appoint a Chief Executive Officer. After an extensive recruitment process Dragon Boats NSW is pleased to announce that Mr Glenn Tasker has accepted the role of CEO of Dragon Boats NSW. He has joins on Monday 7 September.
Glenn Tasker is a well-known and respected figure in Australian and NSW Sport. Currently President of the Australian Paralympic Committee, Glenn has held a number of senior roles notably CEO Tennis NSW, CEO of Swimming Australia and Swimming Competition Manager, Sydney 2000 Olympics.
Dragon Boats NSW President and Chair Trish Nicklin said “Dragon Boats NSW are thrilled about the appointment of Glenn Tasker as our inaugural CEO. Glenn brings to our sport a depth of experience as CEO across governance, participation and high performance culture; together with a wealth of knowledge in running community based sporting organisations. This appointment will enable our sport to build a strong base and endure long term sustainability, whilst providing valuable mentoring to our people’.
Glenn Tasker noted “I welcome the opportunity to step back into the day to day role of a State based community sport. My new role as CEO of Dragon Boats NSW will give me the opportunity to work closely with the Board to nurture the existing members and continue to grow the sport over the next few years. As with any state based community sport Dragon Boats NSW is not without its challenges. The work the Board has undertaken over the past 12 months to introduce significant changes into how the sport is managed, I think has laid positive foundations for the future of the sport.”
For further information, contact:
Trish Nicklin – President Dragon Boats NSW
Glenn Tasker – CEO, Dragon Boats NSW
The DBNSW AGM was held on Saturday Aug 8th and was very
well attended with the majority of clubs coming along to the
NSW Teachers Federation...a great conference venue!
Directors Brian Smith, Martin Hirst and Geoff Roberts were
re-elected for a further 2 year period, and Trish Tinyow
elected from the floor to serve another year as President
of our Association.
There were some interesting, educational and lively afternoon
sessions with a variety of topics expertly presented and debated.
We will be posting more info on those topics in the near future.
The DBNSW Annual Report can be downloaded here
Director Gio Cercone also briefed the meeting on the
current status of our Bank Street base. The PowerPoint
presentation can be downloaded here.
The Board would like to wish all our Aurora paddlers the very
best of luck as they head off to Canada for the World Champs.
Paddle hard, paddle strong and bring home the gold you deserve!!
If you want to keep in touch with the Auroras, you can get all
the info plus live video feeds here.
Here are the medal tables for both boat classes at the conclusion.
WELL DONE 'OZ!
2014 - 2015 SEASON
Individual OF THE YEAR
At the conclusion of the NSW State Championships DBNSW announced their decision to award Andrew Individual of the year was based on his passion and dedication to the sport in the Northern region as Northern region Co-ordinator. Under Andrew's leadership clubs are being consistently updated and inspired through the weekly Northern News Bulletins, Northern facebook page which he initiated. The photo above demonstrates his "lead by example" approach as he proudly shows medals from NSW State Championships.