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.
SCHOLARSHIPS & OPERATIONS MANAGER
Bonnie Elliott is a specialist in Sports Event, Programs and Operations Management. During her studies completing a Bachelor degree in Business, major in Sports Management, Bonnie worked for multiple organisations in order to gain extensive knowledge in a range of sporting areas including; the Brisbane Broncos Football Club and coaching a range of sports with Active After School. 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 international events Table Tennis Australia had ever hosted.
After four years of building the events program, which nearly doubled in size Table Tennis Australia hosted, she moved into the corporate and Government industry to gain a wider range of experience.
Not long after, Bonnie took the opportunity to move interstate to fulfil her career aspirations and is now positioned as the Scholarships and Operations Manager for the Sport Australia Hall of Fame.
As Scholarships and Operations Manager, Bonnie is set to take on a number of roles within the organisation that includes the expansion of the Scholarship and Mentoring Program, refreshing the Induction & Awards Program, other events the organisation produce and supporting the digitalisation of the organisation. She also has the pleasure of maintaining close communication and providing support to Sport Australia Hall of Fame Members, sponsors and the broader organisation.
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.
MARKETING, SOCIAL MEDIA & EVENTS ASSISTANT
After running a thriving small business with his wife for over 11 years, which serviced some of Australia’s biggest brands in the sport and entertainment industries, Shane undertook the challenge of moving to the non-profit sector, working with one of Australia’s leading children’s charities, TLC for Kids. That role saw him work alongside the organisation’s Events Manager, as well as being responsible for the organisation’s websites and social media accounts, as well as managing one of the charity’s main fundraising resources.
For over 16 years Shane has volunteered his time and services at his local cricket club, where he sits on the Club Executive, a position that provides him with the opportunity to work with a diverse range of stakeholders.
Shane has a deep passion and respect for sport, which allows him to appreciate the standing of the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in Australia’s sporting landscape. He will play a key role in ushering in a new era for the team as we increase our marketability, digital processes and digital footprint. He is certainly proud to be a representative of the Sport Australia Hall of Fame team.