CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
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 (MRC). 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, also within Australia in the areas of Sports Management, cricket and AFL.
Adrianne has experience with major events, 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 Australian Sports Museum) and MCG as a tourist attraction. Experience at Racing Victoria Limited around managing the Racing Museum at Federation Square and managing the Richmond Football Club’s inaugural Hall of Fame.
Adrianne has also managed International sporting talent such as; Sir Ian Botham, Dean Jones, David Boon, Sir Richard Hadlee and Allan Border via her position of General Manager at Sportpro.
Adrianne is delighted and deeply honoured to represent the Sport Australia Hall of Fame as CEO.
SPONSORSHIP & PROGRAMS MANAGER
(Currently on maternity leave)
Bonnie Larkin is a specialist in program and sponsorship management. During her studies, completing a Bachelor in Business, major in Sports Management, Bonnie worked for multiple organisations in order to gain extensive knowledge in a range of sporting areas.
After graduation, Bonnie started working for National Sporting Organisation, Table Tennis Australia as the National Event Manager.
Bonnie played a major role in developing, organising, and managing a range of elite, prestigious international events for both the able-bodied and para athlete programs. She contributed to managing some of the best, and inaugural, international events Table Tennis Australia had ever hosted.
After four years of building the events program, she moved into the corporate and Government industry to gain a wider range of experience with managing programs and sponsors. Not long after, Bonnie took the opportunity to move interstate to fulfill her career aspirations and is now positioned as the Sponsorship and Programs Manager for the Sport Australia Hall of Fame.
As Sponsorship & Program Manager, Bonnie takes on a number of roles within the organisation that includes the expansion of the Scholarship and Mentoring Program, refreshing the Induction & Awards Program, staff and operational management and plays a key role in being first point of contact for Members; Scholarship Holders and Sponsors.
SPONSORSHIP & PROGRAMS MANAGER
(Maternity leave contract)
Katie Craig joins us with over 12 years’ experience in the sports industry and has extensive knowledge of sports media, broadcast, event production and campaign management.
Katie spent 11 years working at Cricket Australia across a wide range of roles, most recently as Production Manager within the Media Rights & Broadcasting team, where she managed and delivered high-profile strategic projects and events, including the ground-breaking docuseries on the Australian Men’s Cricket Team The Test which launched worldwide on Amazon Prime Video to critical acclaim.
Katie has experience across a diverse range of areas including sponsorship, marketing and communications, event production and management, PR, broadcast and content development, and creating and executing brand opportunities across various activities and platforms.
Prior to joining the Sport Australia Hall of Fame Katie worked as a Senior Event Producer at JAM TV, where she managed production of live events for JAM TV partners and developed and delivered media planning and video content and digital and social media marketing campaigns.
Katie joins us at the Sport Australia Hall of Fame covering for Bonnie Larkin while she is on parental leave. As Sponsorship & Programs Manager, Katie takes on a number of roles within the organisation including management of the Scholarship and Mentoring Program and Induction & Awards Program, as well as staff and operational management.
Chris pursued his passion for sport in 2012 when he started a Bachelor’s degree in Sport and Recreation Management. Throughout his studying years he completed placement work at the Western Bulldogs as a Heritage Cadet.
In his final years of study at Victoria University, Chris completed his final work placement at the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in the redevelopment of the selection process, statistical and historical information. Due to the major role and influence Chris had on this redevelopment, he was offered a more permanent role at the Sport Australia Hall of Fame as the Heritage Coordinator.
Chris is responsible for overseeing the entirety of the Member selection process. This includes researching all Australian sport, collaborating with relevant sporting bodies, manage, maintain and expand the; committee guidelines, selection paperwork and nomination forms. The role maintains the integrity and neutrality of the office in the selection process and publishing of the selection documents.
His statistical analysis skills, research skills and broader historical knowledge is a valuable asset to Sport Australia Hall of Fame.
DESIGN, SOCIAL MEDIA & ADMINISTRATION COORDINATOR
Jemima Tennekoon graduated from Griffith University, on an Academic Excellence Scholarship, in 2019 with a Bachelor of Business, Double Major in Marketing & Entrepreneurship.
After graduating, Jemima started working for international sports swimwear company, JOLYN Australasia. She was first employed as a Marketing Assistant before taking on more responsibilities as the Marketing Coordinator.
Jemima’s skills include creation and execution of marketing campaigns, social media management, eDM campaign design and implementation, website copywriting and blog creation. It is these skills that make her a great asset to the Sport Australia Hall of Fame.
Outside of her professional career in marketing, Jemima is a track and field athlete, specifically in the 800 metres. It is this passion that led her to move to Melbourne in 2023 to pursue a deeper success in athletics, in addition to being based at the MCG, representing Sport Australia Hall of Fame as the Design, Social Media & Administration Coordinator.