GMA, in partnership with GMA NSW, is excited to announce the appointment of part-time GMA – State Operations Manager – NSW, Frances Cordaro.
Frances officially commenced in the role on Monday, 11th June, and had the opportunity to meet with incumbent Executive Officer, Graeme Carroll, last week as part of a hand over process.
Frances comes into the role with significant experience in media and communications over the past 15 years, including in the areas of public relations, content production, program implementation and event management. For ten years Frances was an integral part of the media unit for the Australian Olympic Team at three Olympic Games and two Youth Olympic Games. She was also critical to the development of programs that inspire young Australians to lead active and healthy lifestyles.
During her tenure at the AOC, Frances drove professional relationships with a range of sporting stakeholders including media, National Sporting Organisations, government and corporate partners. She led the strategic planning, program design and implementation of Australia’s Olympic education program for primary and secondary schools, recognized as one of the top five Olympic education programs in the world.
GMA Executive Officer, Jim Cail, indicated “we’re delighted to have Frances come on board, given her strong background in sports administration and her expertise particularly in communications, program development and event management”.
GMA NSW Chair, Paul Paterson, added “Frances has a diverse set of skills to offer and use, and her engaging nature and ability to drive new initiatives will add great value to GMA NSW programs and events. Whilst she does not have a golf background, Frances is genuinely understanding of sport and membership-based associations, and we look forward to working very closely with her”.
GMA NSW and GMA would once again like to thank Graeme Carroll for his outstanding contribution to GMA NSW and the membership and wish him all the best in his retirement.