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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


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