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 can be described as a career Director in the NFP sector,. Mark is a Director of Central Coast Basketball, The Entertainment Grounds and remains extremely active with Ronald McDonald House Australia. Mark is a Director of ‘Smiththink’, an organisation that specialises in MYOB training and accounting principles. His consultancies in accounting practices take him literally around the world, he is an extremely sought after conference speaker and provides many many clients access to his world class insights to accounting practice’s.
(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 Chair of the Regional Academies of Sport Inc (RASi), a Deputy Chair of Sport Central Coast, Deputy Chair of Mingara Leisure Group (MLG) and remains heavily involved in sport through his vocational positions and many hours of voluntary coaching and administration support. As a career sport administrator Ian has extensive experience in an industry he has been professionally involved for 30+ years.
Director (Financial Management)
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.
Director (IT and Systems)
Steve has extensive experience in the IT industry having worked in a number of senior management roles including his most recent position as Vice President, Check Point Software Technologies Asia Pacific. Steve was 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. Steve recently retired from the IT sector and his interests again lie in and around the development of community sport.
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. Lawrie is the former Chief Executive Officer for the Newcastle Jets, he is current Chair of Regional Development Australia (RDA) Central Coast, this position again allows Lawrie to be active in his support of local Central Coast businesses.
(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.