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General Manager, Sport Business and Strategic Partnerships

General Manager, Sport Business and Strategic Partnerships

Australian Sports Commission


ASC plays a central leadership role in the development and operations of the Australian sport sector and acts as the leading sports agency in Australia, building collaboration, alignment and effectiveness within the sector. The ASC is focused on two core objectives; getting more Australians participating and excelling in sport. The ASC has multiple result areas including high performance sport; sporting participation; cultural and public health outcomes.

The Sport Business & Partnerships Division is responsible for leading, supporting, enabling and advocating for the sport and physical activity sectors to increase participation and build the commercial and strategic capability of sport to create a robust and connected industry.

Following a comprehensive and inclusive review of the ASC’s operations and its senior management team, the CEO and Board have identified a new executive management structure and seek a General Manager, Sport Business &  Strategic Partnerships who will lead and manage the Division responsible for the Commission’s relationships with NSOs including Partnerships, Sustainability, Participation and Strategic Engagement. The role will also influence and engage across government at both Federal & State Department levels including Health, Educations and CASRO.

The Role

This function will have a strong focus on Sport Business, Strategy, Partnerships and Innovation and deliver on the ASC vision of being a leader, advisor and strategic agency. Projects will vary but include:

  • Government Engagement
  • Sport Governance & Performance
  • Sector Innovation & Collaboration
  • Organisation Capability
  • Sport Program Design
  • Sport Investment & Performance

The role will act as both a strategic leader and a change agent with the ability to transform a strong vision for the participation and physical activity sectors to business strategy, sector leadership and action.

The ASC has staff and offices located across Australia and is headquartered at the AIS campus, in Bruce, Canberra. The five state offices across Australia support the Sporting Schools program and include two high performance centres located in Pizzey Park on the Gold Coast and the AIS European Training Centre in the Italian province of Varese. Whilst the home of the ASC and the AIS is in Canberra, the GM could be based in other cities. This role will include significant travel to all major Australian centres, with a considerable amount of time in Canberra.

This role is being managed exclusively by SRi. Letters of application including details of current remunerations and full CV’s should be sent by email to Jonathan Harris at

For a confidential discussion about the role, contact Jonathan on +61 413 939 993.

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 25 October 2017.

Only those candidates with the right to work in Australia should apply.

Tagged as: AIS, ASC, Australia, Australian Sports Commission, Canberra, General Manager, Partnerships, Sport Business

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