Jasmin Meaker – Director, Skylark Sports
Jasmin opened Skylark Sports in 2007 with the goal of empowering kids to develop through gymnastics. Driven by the need for a new facility in 2013, Jasmin began managing the business from the inside out. In just two years, Skylark’s member base grew by 50% and net profits doubled, while also reducing her own work hours by half! What are her secrets to success?
Troy Kirkham – Executive Manager Engagement & Community Football, WAFC
Troy has traveled around the world to gain an insight into the reasons why children play sport and what causes them to drop out of sport. His Fellowship report explores factors influencing retention, contemporary approaches to accessibility of programs and provides a benchmark for future approaches to retention of youth participants across local clubs.
Gilda Davies – Manager Training and Development, Volunteering WA
Gilda is passionate about the strengthening the community sector. She has worked with Volunteering WA since early 2012 where she is the training and Development Manager.Gilda develops and delivers our training packages, produces our annual training calendar and researches all the best training available to ensure we deliver high quality workshops.
Gary Collins – Director, JGC Group
Prior to establishing his own consultancy business, Gary was the Executive Director, Client Services at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia and in that role provided the executive level management for a broad range of business activities in areas such as group apprenticeships, vocational education and training, industrial and employee relations, occupational safety and health, member services, international trade and business services.
Denver D’Cruz – Sport & Community Development Manager, Inclusion Solutions
Denver studied Public Relations, Sports Management and Marketing Communication at the University of Canberra, Denver has been able to combine his passion for sport (cricket in particular) with over 15 years of work in the community sector. Denver has witnessed firsthand the power of sport and recreation in connecting people and is keen to share this with everyone.
Frank Sahlein - Founder and CEO of 3rd Level Consulting
Frank travels the world gathering and disseminating industry best practices in the areas of business systems, expansion planning, succession planning and valuation.
Frank’s reputation as a business management innovator has inspired audiences worldwide, delivering over 1,000 presentations for a variety of children’s activity centre industries and organizations. Frank is a two-time recipient of the National Business Leader Award from USA Gymnastics.