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27 September 2018 | Tennis SA

Leadership Development Conference; 9.30am – 3.30pm Thursday 1 November 2018

Venue: Fig Tree Function Centre at the Adelaide Zoo.

Tennis SA invites all women who are connected to tennis to attend our Leadership Development Conference. You may be a player, parent, coach, volunteer, teacher or official – all are welcome, and it’s free to attend!

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Tennis SA is excited to announce our guest speakers for the Leadership Development Conference;

Keynote Speaker;

Elaine Bensted commenced as the Chief Executive of Zoos SA operating both Adelaide and Monarto Zoo in September 2012. Since being in the role Elaine has led an improvement in the financial position of this conservation charity and an increase in Zoos SA membership base from 26,000 to over 43,000. She also led the work that culminated in the release of a 20 year Master Plan for both Adelaide and Monarto Zoos in early 2015.

Elaine is the recipient of the Telstra South Australian Business Woman of the Year Award for Purpose and Social Enterprise 2017 and the recipient of the 2014 Australian Institute of Management Not for Profit Manager Award.

Prior to her appointment as Chief Executive, Elaine held senior roles in both state and local government, the private finance sector, within human resources and training management, operation and project management and bank branch manager roles.

Guest Speakers;

Bronwyn Klei is a leader in the sports industry, building highly successful sporting businesses and helping guide sport in her state as Deputy Chair of Sports SA and as General Manager – Adelaide Strikers, Events, Sales & Commercial at SA Cricket Association. She was a Telstra Business Women of the Year finalist and is a member of the International Women’s Forum.

Bronwyn is a sought-after speaker, passionate about the difference sports and sporting clubs make to communities and an advocate of more women in sport. As President of the Aldgate Netball Club she understands some of the challenges committee members face. Adding to her work at SACA, Bronwyn has just launched her own career coaching business, Sunstone Coaching, working with young career women and high performance sales people.

Kerry Morrow  is a founder of corporate and commercial law firm Laity Morrow. Prior to founding Laity Morrow in 2013, she was a partner for many years in a national law firm. Kerry specialises in Mergers and Acquisitions and Corporate Governance and she, and the firm Laity Morrow, are recognised in independent legal rankings and directories as leaders in South Australian in these areas of law.

Kerry is a Director of the Tennis SA Board and is also a member of the Corporations Law Committee of the Law Council of Australia and is a director of the trustee company for the Australian Geographic Society.

Debbie Sterrey  has worked in the finance sector for more than 30 years, joining Statewide Super in 2013. She is responsible for introducing new employers and members to Statewide Super and works closely with key partners to assist with growth opportunities across all industry sectors. Debbie is passionate about the delivery of exceptional service.

Before joining Statewide Super, Debbie was Adelaide Bank’s National Sales Manager for the Wealth Management Division and prior to this she held the role of SA/NT Regional Manager for ING from 2001 – 2007. Earlier in her career, Debbie held various senior positions at ANZ Bank which included providing advice to clients as one of their leading Certified Financial Planners.

Debbie holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Adelaide, a Diploma in Financial Planning and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Debbie is also a Director of Tennis SA.

Helen Rice is a Club Professional coach who runs a very successful tennis school having dedicated 39 years of full time coaching to the game of tennis in South Australia. Helen was the winner of the 2017 Newcombe Medal – Coach Excellence Club – 2nd Female ever to win this award.

Helen holds a variety of leadership positions as a member of the Board of the Fed Cup Foundation, Tennis SA LAG Chairperson, Tennis Australia NCAG Representative, and a TA Wheelchair Development coach. Plus also finds time to be an active tennis player for the Denman Metro Div 1 team!

Ilia Houridis is the Director, Infrastructure and Sector Capability with the Office for Recreation and Sport. Strategy and delivery have been the key focuses of his 20 year career which spans family business, government and community leadership across multiple agencies.

Ilia completed the Governor’s Leadership Foundation Program in 2005 and since then has mentored participants through their program year. Ilia believes women working in the sport and recreation sector is incredibly important, which he believes will support the sport and recreation sector in the long term.

This conference will provide you the opportunity to learn valuable tips and hear inspiring stories to help develop your confidence and step up into a leadership position.

Not only will tennis benefit from having a more diverse range of role models in the sport, you can also transfer these new skills and knowledge into your everyday workplace.

A range of topics will be covered including;

  • Personal Branding and Communication Style
  • Power and influencing your career
  • Resilience building and setting yourself up for success

Complimentary morning tea, lunch and a variety of beverages will be served from 9:30 am at The Fig Tree Function Centre at the Adelaide Zoo. Free entry into the Zoo will also be included for those registered to attend the conference.

If you haven’t already registered to be apart of this amazing event please do so here:

> Register Here

We hope to see you there!