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Phone: +61 (2) 9977 0333
Ian is the General Manager of ISCA, an innovative high performance sport management program that sits within ICMS Pty Ltd. ISCA launched in 2019 from its Northern Beaches campus within the Sydney Academy of Sport Narrabeen, and in 2020 ISCA added its second campus in Sydney’s CBD.
Ian is an experienced sports professional who has spent 15 years working in professional sports education, including seven years at the helm of the largest sport scholarship program in the Asia-Pacific region, the University of Sydney Elite Athlete Program.
Prior to this role, Ian held senior managerial roles with the University of Sydney Business School and was a journalist with Fairfax Media. Ian’s excellent communication skills and business acumen player a major role in the growth of the University’s Elite Athlete Program, which currently boasts 400+ student-athletes including several Olympians, Wallabies and Test cricketers.
Ian was also the primary consultant employed by the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) Trust to establish an education centre within the Moore park precinct, which required extensive negotiations with the SCG Executive and the University of Technology (UTS) Sydney. The project later evolved into the UTS Sport Science Faculty, and Ian played a prominent role in the initial feasibility study reviewing the relocation of UTS Ku-Ring-gai campus to Moore Park.
Other major projects Ian has been involved with include working with the implementation of educational programs for professional athletes within AFL teams Sydney Swans and GWS Giants, establishing the Sydney Kings basketball academy, management of the NSW Youth Cup state rowing squads (U/21 men and women), and the establishment of high performance sport education programs within Football NSW and the Penrith Panthers Academy, within the prominent NRL club.
Ian’s passion is encouraging young athletes to not only enter study but excel whilst successfully achieving the often difficult balance of playing sport at the highest level and education.