Hunter-based recruitment firm, Forsythes Recruitment, has this week started work to help the Hunter Academy of Sport find its new CEO, to replace Ken Clifford.
Forsythes Recruitment co-owner and partner Geoff Crews is personally conducting the recruitment as part of a new ongoing partnership of support to the local sporting body.
Geoff said sport is really important to the people of the Hunter and getting the right CEO is vital to build on the great work the Academy has done for local athletes and coaches and for sport and the community.
The search will be national, even international. Forsythes has placed online advertisements and is using its national and global databases and partners in the search.
“We are searching for someone with a passion for sport and helping young athletes who is also an excellent administrator and capable of leading change,” Geoff said.
“Applications for the position close on Friday, 5 December 2014 and we hope to have an offer made to a successful candidate before Christmas,” he said.
“Depending upon the successful candidate’s availability it is likely they will start in February.”
Geoff said the new CEO had big shoes to fill. Ken Clifford retired from the Academy last month after 28 years of service as founding CEO.
“Ken was a father figure in Hunter sport; very popular and respected among athletes and their families, coaches, and sporting bodies.”
The Hunter Academy of Sport is the largest of 11 regional academies in Australia. It supports 600 sports people across 28 talent development programs with the help of more than 100 volunteers.