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Recreation SA Board update

Board strategy review

The Board have commenced the process of reviewing the current Strategic Plan and will be holding a planning day on 15 May. This will be informed by information collected from our sector committees in relation to issues identified by each committee that they believe should be a priority for Recreation SA in its leadership and advocacy for the industry. In addition, a consultation process was undertaken by the Office of Recreation and Sport which provided our stakeholders the opportunity to deliver feedback in relation to how they perceive we are operating our business and also those areas which are not only important to them, but believe Recreation SA are performing well in, or could improve in. This information has been digested by Recreation SA and will be used to inform the strategic planning day in May.

New Board member appointed 

At the last AGM our Treasurer Neil Butcher stepped down from the board which left a vacancy, and a big hole due to Neil’s extreme commitment and work ethic in his time on the board. However, we have been successful in securing Louisa Andreucci who will fill the position of Treasurer. Louisa is a qualified accountant  and the Client Relationship Manager at leading business in Adelaide, Hood Sweeney. Louisa’s appointment not only brings a skillset that is vitally important to our board, but also adds to the gender and skill diversity composition that we seek in our quest for best practice governance.

Leadership Shadow program

At Recreation SA  we are a strong advocate for the continued support for female leadership within the recreation industry. Recently our Executive Officer Nick Takos enrolled in the “Leadership Shadow program” which has been created and designed by the Office for Recreation and Sport to promote the critical role leaders play in fostering diversity and inclusion in the workplace. As the peak body for Recreation in SA we want to assist our industry stakeholders in creating an environment in which the contribution of women (and other groups which make up a diverse workforce) is valued, respected and encouraged. Nick will be attending five workshops over ten weeks designed at providing attendees with tools and skills to assist staff and other stakeholders in examining work practices to ensure organisations meet the needs and challenges being faced by staff, irrespective of where they are on the diversity and inclusion continuum.

For more information please contact Executive Officer Nick Takos.

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