Professor David Shilbury
is the Foundation Chair in Sport Management and a former Head of the School of Management and Marketing (2002-07) at Deakin University. Prior to joining Deakin University in 1990 he worked in cricket, golf and local government in Perth, Western Australia. Dr Shilbury was appointed as Australia’s first professor of sport management in 2000.
His qualifications include a PhD from Monash University, a Master of Science (Sport Management) from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst, a Bachelor of Applied Science (Recreation) and a Diploma of Teaching from Edith Cowan University. He is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Professor Shilbury is an internationally recognised scholar in sport management and governance and the organisation and delivery of sport. Specifically, his research expertise is in sport governance, sport development and strategy.
Professor Russell Hoye
is a Professor in the Business School and Director of the Centre for Sport and Social Impact at La Trobe University. His research interests are in corporate governance, public policy, volunteer management and the impact of sport on individuals and society. He has been chief investigator on three Australian Research Council grants and a Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council grant. His most recent funded research projects include assessing the social value of community sport organisations, player welfare and development in the Australian Football League, and the role of social capital in determining the capacity of community sport organisations.
He has published in the Journal of Sport Management, Sport Management Review, European Sport Management Quarterly, International Review for the Sociology of Sport, International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, Sport in Society, Managing Leisure, Journal of the American Medical Association, British Journal of Management, Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, Nonprofit Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Nonprofit Management and Leadership, Public Management Review, Australian Journal on Volunteering, Journal of Sociology, Journal of Social Service Research, Event Management and other journals. Russ has published seven books with colleagues, is the Editor of the Sport Management Series for Routledge and is a member of the editorial boards for Sport Management Review and the International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics.
Russ has completed research projects with more than 50 sport, government and non-profit organisations including the Australian Sports Commission, Australian Football League, Netball Australia, Bowls Australia, Sport and Recreation Victoria, Victorian Health Promotion Foundation and many of Victoria’s state sport associations. He is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
is the Director and lead facilitator at Non Profit Training. Her role is to build the company to achieve its vision of developing tailored training services to educate and empower non-profit organisations, so they can focus on their purpose and deliver better outcomes to the community.
Jenny currently serves on three boards including Chairman of Softball Victoria since 2011, a member of the State Baseball Softball Centre Committee of Management, and a member of the International Softball Federation Strategic planning commission.
Her past positions include; General Manager of Matrix on Board, Director - Planning and Coordination, Sport Leadership at the Australian Sports Commission, CEO of People and Parks Foundation and the Executive Director of the Victorian Olympic Council.
Jenny represented Australia from 1985 - 1998 as part of the Australian Softball team which includes membership of three World Championship teams and member of the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, Bronze medal winning team. Her accolades include; three time World All Star Team member, world record holder – fastest recorded pitch at an Olympic Games and five time National Fastpitch Softball League Best Pitcher.
Jenny is keenly interested in activities that surround her with people who are committed to closing economic and education gaps; helping to develop Australia as a progressive, inclusive and cohesive society. Working with the ‘For Purpose’ sector supports her interest in building business knowledge in leaders, teams and organisations in order to create sustainable solutions made with the communities affected by those resolutions as well as good business outcomes.
is an experienced secondary Physical Education, Science and Health teacher, working within the public education sector. Jenny has held leadership positions in Student Management, Curriculum, Program for Students with Disabilities and Student Welfare and is currently the Manager of Student Wellbeing at Glen Eira College.
Jenny’s involvement in netball includes working as State League Commissioner, Convener of the State League Umpire Management Committee, Victorian Coaching and Development Committee, State League Coach, Melbourne Kestrels Assistant Coach and Victorian Open and Under 21 representative player. Elected to the Netball Victoria Board in 2000 and President since 2005, Jenny has served as a Victorian delegate at the National Council and Strategic Forum since 2002.
Tony Wilson - Facilitator
After an AFL football career that never ascended beyond the Hawthorn reserves, and a short stint as a lawyer at Minter Ellison, Tony Wilson has had success as a sports writer (The Age, Inside Sport, Australia United) and documentary maker (Race Around the World).
He wrote sports comedy novels, Players and Making News, and is now the author of twelve books. He was part of the Breakfasters on Triple R for six years, and is still a regular visitor to both Triple R, ABC Grandstand, and 774 ABC Melbourne.
His sports themed kids book Stuff Happens: Jack
was short listed for the Readings Children's Book Prize 2015, and he's recently released two funny, rhyming picture books Emo the Emu
and The Cow Tripped Over the Moon
(both Scholastic, 2015).
He’s a natural speaker, MC and moderator, who loves his sport, especially the Socceroos, Matildas, Hawthorn and Melbourne Victory.
Tony has also started a website, Speakola, which collates speeches of all types; political, sporting, birthdays, weddings and eulogies, literally 'all speeches great and small'. http://speakola.com/