Yachting Australia, under the leadership of new President, David Gotze has reinforced its commitment to enhancing services provided to Member Yachting Associations (state organisations i.e. Yachting WA) and their affiliated Clubs with the appointment of Ross Kilborn to the senior position of Member Services/Sports Development Director.
During his first tour of duty last week, Ross met with representatives of Yachting WA for a reciprocal exchange of fact and to explore future expectations.
Ross, a graduate of Monash University is a qualified accountant and certified practicing marketer with extensive experience in general business and sports management. He has come from Yachting Victoria where he held the position of CEO for the past seven years. Ross is a Laser sailor at Port Melbourne Yacht Club who also enjoys a keen interest in cycling.
The new role of Sports Development Director will be based in Melbourne with a brief to develop the overarching strategy for the organisation’s sport development programs and activities and to contribute to the organisation’s strategic direction. Developing a good working relationship with the Member Yachting Associations (MYA’s) has been recognised as imperative and Ross, in embracing the accountabilities of the position, has committed to work closely with the states to advocate the alignment of short and long term plans to ensure common goals and clear responsibilities between Yachting Australia and the MYAs.
Mutually beneficial, open and regular communications and a close working relationship will enhance the drive and development of appropriate national programs, increasing participation and improve the quality of the yachting and boating experience for all.
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