Governance & Audit)
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.
(Operations & Programs)
Ian Robilliard OAM
Ian founded 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.
Ian is a past Head Coach and CEO of The Sydney Kings. Ian is the current Chairman of the Regional Academies of Sport Inc (RASi), a Director of Sport Central Coast, a Director of Gosford City Basketball & Sports Stadium and remains heavily involved in sport through his vocational positions and many hours of voluntary coaching and administration support.
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 a Director of the CCAS, the Board of the CCAS then made an appointment for Mike as the first Director Emeritus. A Director Emeritus has no voting capacity but is available to support the Directors as required and as called upon. His resignation was accepted with regret and the appointment as a Director Emeritus accepted with resounding applause!
Director 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.
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.
(Grants and Events)
Sarah is highly respected in the business community on the Central Coast due to her active involvement with many community groups and businesses. Her involvement as Chair of the Salvation Army Central Coast Red Shield Appeal, past employment with Southern Cross Austereo as Marketing Director and currently as the Sport & Community Manager at Mingara Recreation Club positions her very well as a valued Director of the CCAS.
The knowledge and experience that Sarah brings to the CCAS will ensure further community engagement is maintained. Sarah’s Directorship in the events space will ensure all CCAS events continue to deliver significant benefits for all concerned.
Meg is highly qualified having achieved a double degree through a Bachelor of Business, majoring in Marketing, and a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting attained in 2015. Meg has combined her technical knowledge in marketing and accounting with a Diploma of Financial Planning and Financial Services, her extensive financial management qualifications provide a very sound platform with her employment at Dynamic Taxation and Training Services.
Meg has volunteered many hours to the sports industry through her active involvement with the Terrigal Wamberal Sharks and the Donnica Clarke Foundation. Her Directorship in financial operations will be beneficial to the good standing of the organisation.
Ray Sandell OAM