The NSC strives to attract Global Keynote and National Speakers who share strategic insights to enhance and challenge the conversation around how as an industry we can encourage more people to be active and how we can recognise the challenges from 2020 and build a new vision for 2021. The NSC Forums are built on the success of previous years events and in 2020 we will host over 70 speakers, with more than 50% female speakers.

Keynote Speakers

Peter Betson
Head of Sport, Recreation and Racing
Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions

Tina Chappell
Director Sport, Community and Activation
Camden Council

Adam Cheyne
QLD Executive Officer
Parks and Leisure Australia

Kirstan Corben
Executive Manager – Programs Group

Peter Cummiskey
Chief Executive Officer

Rob Dalton
Acting Chief Executive Officer
Sport Australia

Lisa Hasker
Chief Executive Officer

Steven Head
General Manager
Hornsby Shire Council

Jason Hellwig
Chief Executive Officer
Swimming Victoria

Anita Hobson-Powell
Chief Executive Officer
Exercise & Sports Science Australia

Karen Jones
Chief Executive
NSW Office of Sport

The Hon. Dr. Geoff Lee MP
Acting Minister for Sport, Multiculturalism, Seniors and Veterans

Steve Loader
Chief Executive Officer
Sport NSW

Georgina McCann
Executive Director, Community Sport and Recreation
Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions

Peter Miskimmin
Chief Executive Officer
Sport New Zealand

Jacqui Weatherill
Chief Executive Officer
City of Stonnington

Workshop Speakers

Brooke Atkins
General Manager Recreation

Claire Beattie
Executive Director, Partnerships
School Infrastructure NSW

Dr Emma Beckman
Lecturer in Clinical Exercise Physiology
University of Queensland

David Burns
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Collective Leisure

Alex Burrows

Barb Champion
Executive Director
Play Australia

Catherine Clark
Chief Executive Officer
Netball Queensland

Pierre Comis
Board Director
Bluearth Foundation

Nick Cox
Chief Executive Officer
Belgravia Leisure

Tom Cullen
Project Officer, Sport and Recreation
City of Greater Dandenong

Peter Downs
Play by the Rules

Shane Dunne
Chief Executive Officer
Aligned Leisure

Annie Flamsteed
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
iNSPIRE Sport Online

Courtney Henry
Head of Philanthropy
Australian Sports Foundation

Warren Green
Managing Director
Warren Green Consulting

Elia Hill
Head of Strategy
Tennis Queensland

Liz Horne
Skills Engagement Executive

Professor Alfonso Jiménez
Chief Research & Innovation Officer
Ingesport-GO fit (Spain)

Dan Kwaczynski

Chris Lacey
Manager, Physical Activity & Sport

Andrew Larratt
General Manager, Sport Business
Sport Australia

Susannah Le Bron
Chief Executive Officer

Jason Leslie
Otium Planning Group

Todd McHardy
Chief Executive Officer

Robyn Monro Miller
International Play Association

Rob Moore
Managing Director
Queensland Rugby League

Beau Newell
National Program Manager
Pride in Sport Australia

Mandy Nolton
Managing Director
Rec People

Robin O’Neill
Chief Executive Officer
Gymnastics Victoria

Jerril Rechter AM
Chief Executive Officer
Basketball Australia

Ayden Shaw
Manager Sport and Recreation
Disability Sport & Recreation

Jane Flemming
Director, Ambassador and Partner Relations
Live Life Get Active

Professor Clare Hanlon
Chair, Susan Alberti Women in Sport
Victoria University

Ruth Holdaway MBE
Chief Executive Officer
Tennis Victoria

Jamie Parsons
Chief Executive Officer
Badminton Australia

Dr Lindsey Reece
Senior Research Fellow and Academic Director
SPRINTER partnership, University of Sydney

Paige Buse
Glen Eira Leisure

Melinda Crole
Chief Executive Officer
YMCA Australia

Brett Diprose
Associate Principal
Warren and Mahoney Architects

Philip Saikaly
Director Community Infrastructure & Place
Sport and Recreation Victoria

Professor John Cairney
Head of School – School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences
The University of Queensland