As the Founding Chairman of the Central Coast Academy of Sport, Mark is also a Director of a number of other high profile community organisations including Ronald McDonald House Westmead, where he has been the Treasurer for some twenty years.
Mark is a former high level rugby league referee and is Managing Director of Dynamic Taxation and Training Services. Mark is a Director of ‘Smiththink’, an organisation that specialises in MYOB training and accounting principles.
(Ops and Programs)
Ian established the Central Coast Academy of Sport after a successful professional basketball career followed by a number of high level positions of employment with the PGA of Australia.
He is the recent past Head Coach and CEO of The Sydney Kings. In addition to Ian’s role as Managing Director of the Central Coast Academy of Sport, he is also the Managing Director of the Gold Coast Academy of Sport.
(Marketing & Promotions)
Mike Rabbitt OAM
A former high level tennis player in his own right, Mike has established himself as one of the leading sports commentators and presenters in the country, whilst he has also enjoyed a successful career as Promotions Manager of NBN Television. He received an OAM for service to sport.
Mike recently retired from his role as NBN Television’s lead sport reporter and is regularly the Master of Ceremonies at many Central Coast Academy of Sport and other high profile sport and community events. His other love is golf, so when not volunteering his time for community endeavour, he is chasing the white ball around!
(IT and Systems)
Steve has extensive experience in the IT industry having worked in a number of senior management roles including his current position as Vice President, Check Point Software Technologies Asia Pacific. Steve is responsible for business in the region which represents $500m USD per annum with a team of 450+. Check Point is the largest global pure play cyber security company with customers that include all of the global Top 500.
Check Point offers security solutions that are widely used by financial organisations, telco and government. With the increased use of mobile devices for day to day business this Check Point now delivers MTP (mobile threat prevention) to Australian customer via Optus.
Carolyn is highly qualified and experienced in marketing having started her career with Proctor Gamble before establishing her own marketing agency and becoming involved in The Business Referral Group supporting a wide range of businesses.
The knowledge and experience that Carolyn offers the Central Coast Academy of Sport is invaluable and ensures the Academy continues to enjoy a strong corporate position within the market.
Nikki is a professional golfer who grew up living and playing on the NSW Central Coast, Nikki understands the importance of the sport programs on offer through the Academy of Sport in providing opportunities for aspiring athletes.
As a touring professional, Nikki has become extremely successful in the sport of golf and is a great ambassador for not only the Central Coast Academy of Sport and the NSW Central Coast region in general.
(Programs & Events)
Lawrie is well known throughout the Central Coast, he was the first Coach of the Central Coast Mariners and was instrumental in helping build the club during the formative years. CCM were well known for there extensive community engagement and this is often attributable to Lawrie’s passion for building robust communities.
Lawrie is the former Mayor of Gosford City Council. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer for the Newcastle Jets, again pursuing his love of the ’round ball’ game as he continues his amazing contribution to the A League.
Ray Sandell OAM