Chris Auld is a Professor with the International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS).
He holds a PhD (Penn State), MsC (Recreation Administration) (UNC-Chapel Hill), Graduate Diploma (Recreation Planning) (Canberra CAE) and a Bachelor of Human Movement Studies (Queensland).
Dr Auld has had a distinguished and long career as an academic, specialising in sport management, at a number of higher education institutions in Australia and overseas.
He is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Annals of Leisure Research and has published extensively on sport management, especially relating to volunteers.
He has undertaken research projects funded by a wide range of government and private sector organisations including: the Australian Research Council, Australian Sports Commission, Hong Kong Sports Development Board, Queensland Academy of Sport, NSW Sport and Recreation, Sport and Recreation Queensland, The Australian Football League, Queensland Department of Communities, and Brisbane City Council.
He has delivered presentations in countries such as New Zealand, USA, Malaysia, Spain, Ukraine, India, Italy, Hong Kong, Korea, China, Switzerland, Vietnam, Colombia and Brazil. Chris’s present research interests include the management of sport volunteers, board performance and governance in third sector organisations, and the impacts of major sports events.