The Sport Australia Hall of Fame (SAHOF) Chair John Bertrand AO is delighted to inform our Members, stakeholders and the broader sporting community of key appointments and initiatives within the Organisation.
Leading the SAHOF team as the new Chief Executive Officer effective January, 2020 is Adrianne Sarkozy.
Adrianne brings a wealth of experience in sponsorship, fundraising, event management, PR & media, membership services and marketing. Her most recent role was as Melbourne Racing Club Foundation Manager and her unique skill set was a natural fit to take on the role. She has impeccable connections across the areas of sports management, cricket and AFL football.
We are most fortunate to have found a person of Adrianne’s expertise and calibre and we believe she is well placed to lead us into SAHOF’s next phase. Adrianne is thrilled by the opportunity to work with our major stakeholders: our Members, Sport Australia, Australian Institute of Sport, Sportscover, Victoria University, Melbourne Cricket Club and Australian Sports Museum.
Adrianne’s focus will be to:
- Lead the team into the 2020s
- Work diligently with existing partners and suppliers to ensure the success of the SAHOF Induction and Awards Gala Program
- Guide the expansion of the Scholarship and Mentoring Program
- Update and deliver the strategic plan
- Work closely with our current partners and sponsors
Adrianne is thrilled to announce that former employee Bonnie Elliott has accepted a new role created by the CEO to support our strong partnership with Sport Australia and the Australian Institute of Sport, and also continue her outstanding work with our Members, Scholarship recipients and their Mentors. Bonnie has officially commenced as Scholarships and Operations Manager.
Adrianne is also delighted to announce that long-serving staff member Chris Little has agreed to become a permanent employee and will work four days per week in the role of Heritage Coordinator. Chris commenced with SAHOF in 2015. That same year he graduated from Victoria University with a Bachelor of Sport & Recreation Management. Chris is responsible for maintaining our Selection and Induction records and processes.
Anita Morgan will remain as the Accounts Manager, having worked one day per week with SAHOF for four years. Anita will also support the CEO to manage the budgets and financial outcomes to ensure our financial stability.
Gill Brewster will continue to project manage the Chairs’ Round Table, a role she has undertaken since its inception in 2018.
An administration and marketing/social media assistant will be announced in early February.
Finally, the team is privileged to work under the helm of our skipper, SAHOF Chair John Bertrand AO, as well as the SAHOF Board.