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CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Tania
Sullivan
tania.sullivan@sahof.org.au



 

 

 

 


Appointed CEO, December 2016
Op
erations Manager, January 2012 - November 2016

Tania commenced her employment in the Sports industry in 1984, joining the WA Basketball Federation following her retirement as an elite level Gymnast (Australian Senior & Junior Squad Member & Medallist 1982 -1984).

Driven by the disappointment of not achieving her personal aspiration of Olympic representation in 1984, Tania has spent the past 33 years working tirelessly to help elite athletes achieve their Olympic dream and to inspire the broader community with the stories of elite athletes through many legacy programs.

Following her role at Basketball, Tania joined the WA Gymnastic Association in 1986 as State Technical Director for Women's Artistic Gymnastics and Event Manager of the 1987 Australian Gymnastic Championships.  In 1988 Tania joined the WA Institute of Sport where for the next 7 years she played a diverse and significant role in its growth.  She worked closely with the sports programs, coaches and athletes as they prepared for the 1988, 1992 1994 and 1996 Olympiads.

In 1995 Tania established "The Sports Administration Service of WA (SASWA) where she managed the Gymnastic component of the 1996 Pacific School Games and then worked with the Western Australian Olympic Council (WAOC) in the lead up to the Atlanta Games.

In 1997, Tania commenced a 15 year career with the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC), working within the joint office of the WAOC and the Australian Commonwealth Games Association / WA Division (ACGA/WA), firstly as Event Co-ordinator, and then as Executive Director, following her return from the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, where she was part of the AOC's "Out of Village" Team. 

During her tenure, Tania played a major role in driving significant organisational change which resulted in increased growth and profile for the Olympic & Commonwealth Games Movements in WA.  She was instrumental in managing and delivering to the National Olympic & Commonwealth Games Team Appeals over $2.5 million in fundraising revenue.  Further she created and delivered many successful programs and activities within the program areas of “Heritage and Legacy”, “Olympic Alumni”, “Education”,  “Community Celebrations”,  ”Team/ Athlete Promotion” and the highly successful ” WA ISOC Mentoring Program”.

Following her departure from the AOC in mid 2011, Tania finalised a permanent relocation to Melbourne and concentrated on growing her consultancy TANacious Rox Management, a business focused on music, artist and event management which has operated concurrent to her full-time roles since 2002.  

In late 2011, and just prior to joining SAHOF, Tania completed a contract with Hockey Australia as Project Manager to deliver the Lanco International Super Series Hockey 9’s.  The event was an an incredibly successful FIH approved world-first international marquee tournament, featuring 7 international teams  including inaugural winners - the Kookaburras and Hockeyroos, which utilised innovative and modified rules to make the game faster, more exciting and broadcast friendly.  This event not only enhanced and grew the brand image and media profile of hockey domestically and internationally, it also created a successful consumer franchise through integrity based sport commercialisation.

AWARDS / RECOGNITION

2006   WA Business News “40 Under 40” Award Nominee
2003   West Australian Sports Star or the Year – “May Campbell Service to Sport Award” Nominee 
2000   Inducted into the “Walk of Fame” (Sorrento Quay) for “Services to Sport”
2000   Member of the Australian Olympic “Out of Village” Team
2000   One of only 1100 West Australians publicly selected to participate in the Sydney 2000 Olympic Torch Relay in recognition of “Services to Sport

 

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER - As of Feb 2020
Adrianne Sarkozy
ceo@sahof.org.au

Adrianne Sarkozy is a highly experienced & successful manager of the group of functions including Sponsorship,  Fundraising, Event management, PR and media, membership services and marketing.
 
Adrianne's most recent role was as MRC Foundation Manager at the Melbourne Racing Club. The MRC Foundation raises funds and provides in kind support to charities and organisations which support people in need and charities which assist people who are ill, poor or vulnerable
 
She has impeccable connections across the globe in the areas of horse racing and breeding and within Australia in the areas of sports management Cricket and AFL football.
 
Adrianne has experience with major events, and engagement with sponsors, fans and media via roles at Collingwood Football Club, Melbourne Cricket Club, in Tourism promoting the Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum (now National Sports Museum) and MCG as a tourist attraction. Racing Victoria Limited, managing the Racing Museum at Federation Square and Richmond Football Club managing their inaugural Hall of Fame.
 
Adrianne was also a manager of International Sporting talent such as Sir Ian Botham, Dean Jones AM, David Boon, Sir Richard Hadlee and Allan Border  via her position of GM at Sportpro.
 
Adrianne is delighted and deeply honoured to represent the Sport Australia Hall of Fame as CEO.

HERITAGE COORDINATOR
Chris Little
operations@sahof.org.au

 

 

 

 

 

 


November 2014

Chris pursued his passion for sport in 2012 when he started a Bachelor’s degree in Sport and Recreation Management. Throughout his studying years (2012 – 2015) he completed placement work at the Western Bulldogs as a Heritage Cadet.

In his final years of study at Victoria University (2014) Chris completed his final work placement here at The Sport Australia Hall of Fame in the redevelopment of our selection process, statistical and historical information. Chris played a major role and impact on this redevelopment which earned him a more permanent role as The Sport Australia Hall of Fame Heritage Coordinator.

His statistical analysis skills, research ability and broader historical knowledge is a valuable asset to SAHOF.

 

PROJECTS MANAGER
Gill Brewster
events@sahof.org.au

 

 

 

 

 

February 2018

 

BOOKKEEPER (CONTRACTOR)
Anita Morgan

Square the Account Bookkeeping Services

 

General inquiries: admin@sahof.org.au

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