Experienced Sports Industry Professional, Jan Sutherland, has joined Sports Community

Experienced Sports Industry Professional, Jan Sutherland, has joined Sports Community

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Experienced Sports Industry Professional, Jan Sutherland joins Sports Community

Sports Community is delighted to announce that Jan Sutherland has joined the Sports Community Consulting team.

Sports Community is the preeminent organisation in Australia, dedicated to supporting community sports clubs, their volunteers and the peak sports bodies, government and the myriad of organisations who support them.

Jan joins us after completing a highly successful, 13 year tenure as CEO of Sport SA and brings to a wealth of sport leadership experience to Sports Community and our partners.

Complementing her exceptional professional career, Jan has extensive board and strategic leadership experience including:

  • Chair and Director of Netball Australia
  • Netball Australia delegate to the International Netball Federation
  • Member of the International Netball Federation Match Officials Advisory Panel
  • Independent Chair of Golf SA (overseeing the merger of SAGA and SALGA)
  • Chair –The Sport and Recreation Industry Reference Committee (Federal government)
  • Director of Community Sport Australia Ltd
  • Director Service Skills Australia
  • Director – Service Skills SA

Announcing Jan’s appointment, Sports Community Managing Director, Steve Pallas said “this is the perfect time for Jan to be joining Sports Community.  Her experience, networks and knowledge of sports leadership will complement our passionate team perfectly.”

An excited Steve Pallas went on to say “Jan will not only enable us to continue to grow and expand our leadership, strategic planning and governance services to peak sports bodies but also accelerate the development and delivery of our “whole of sport” club and volunteer training and support programs. “

“Jan’s will also guide us on how we can collaborate and partner with the industry stakeholders to create better outcomes for Australian Sport.”

In explaining she was so keen to join Sports Community, Jan said, “I have enjoyed lifelong involvement in sport and recreation, with sports management, physical education and school sport, while also participating as a player, coach, official and administrator across all sport from grassroots to international. In the next progression in my career I am ready to share my knowledge more broadly across the sector to assist national, state and community organisations. I am looking forward to this opportunity of working with Sports Community, which provides valuable support of all sport and shares my commitment to enhancing the sustainability of sport and recreation”

Jan has extensive leadership experience at some of the highest levels of the Australian sport and recreation industry, specialising in the areas of governance, strategic planning, financial management, risk management, government advocacy, funding submissions, training, dispute resolution, professional development and sports industry networking.

If you, or your organisation would need assistance in these areas please don’t hesitate to contact Jan on 03 59 73 6404 or jan@sportscommunity.com.au.

For more information:

Steve Pallas
Managing Director
Sports Community
0431 779797