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

Kirstan Corben
Executive Manager – Programs Group

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

Karen Jones
Chief Executive
NSW Office of Sport

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

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

Matthew Cooper
Chief Executive Officer
Sport Waikato

Kirin Lindop
Chief Executive Officer
Athletics NSW

Workshop Speakers

Brooke Atkins
General Manager Recreation

Claire Beattie
Executive Director, Partnerships
School Infrastructure NSW

David Burns
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Collective Leisure

Barb Champion
Executive Director
Play Australia

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

Courtney Henry
Head of Philanthropy
Australian Sports Foundation

Warren Green
Managing Director
Warren Green Consulting

Elia Hill
Head of Tennis Delivery
Tennis Queensland

Liz Horne
Skills Engagement Executive

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

Chris Lacey
Manager, Physical Activity & Sport

Andrew Larratt
General Manager, Sport Business
Sport Australia

Susannah Le Bron
Chief Executive Officer

Todd McHardy
Chief Executive Officer

Robyn Monro Miller
International Play Association

Beau Newell
National Program Manager
Pride in Sport Australia

Mandy Nolton
Managing Director
Rec People

Robin O’Neill
Chief Executive Officer
Gymnastics Victoria

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

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

Nicole Adamson
General Manager – Participation
Cycling Australia

Simon Allatson
Chief Executive Officer
Sportscover Australia

Bernadette Hetherington
Manager Community Wellbeing
Moreland City Council

Associate Professor Simon Rosenbaum
University of New South Wales

Emma Saleeba
Manager, Alcohol and Tobacco

Ivana Simkovic
Associate Design Director
DWP Architects

Emma Staples
Head of Participation, Community Development & Diversity
Cricket Victoria

James Ellender
Chief Executive Officer

Jackie Bolger
Local Government Senior Recreation Planner

Raeleen Hooper
Head of Growth

Paul Cammack
Director of Game Development
Tennis Australia

Carly Goodrich
Team Leader Recreation & Open Space
City of Casey

Celia Murphy
Executive Director, Policy and Planning
NSW Office of Sport

Megan Ryan
Recreation Planner, Social and Community Services
City of Parramatta

Gary Rake
Executive Director, Regional Delivery
NSW Office of Sport 

Maia Tua-Davidson
Manager – Welcoming Sports
Welcoming Australia

Darren Allie
Commissioning and Planning Officer
NSW Department of Communities and Justice

Nichole Edsall
Chief Operations Manager
Blacktown City Council

Rebecca Kelley
Executive Branch Manager, Sport and Recreation
ACT Government

Ross Bidencope
Interim Chief Executive Officer
Sport NSW

Adam Crameri
Head of Tennis Delivery and Culture
Tennis Victoria

Adrian Burns
Executive Manager Open Space & Environment
Fraser Coast Regional Council

Phil Reeves
Executive Chair
Active Queenslanders Industry Alliance

Kim Critchley
Aquatic and Leisure Services Contract Manager
Moreland City Council

Christine Deaner
Coordinator Community Planning
Liverpool City Council

Andrew Robinson
Recreation Manager
Penrith City Council