Squash Australia is pleased to announce that Robert Donaghue will be joining Squash Australia as the new Chief Executive Officer and will be starting on 25 January 2021.
Rob has 20 years’ executive experience and has been in the sports industry for the last 13 years, working across professional clubs as well as National and State Sporting Organisations. He has a deep understanding of the sector, from participation and community to high performance, as well as commercial, operational and strategic capability.
Rob is Brisbane based and brings C’ suite experience from Water Polo Queensland and the Brisbane Bullets. He has also led and grew participation at Water Polo and Queensland Rugby Union.
Squash Australia President Joanne Brodie is excited about the recent appointment of Rob. “I believe there is a real opportunity to reinvigorate the sport, increase participation and diversify our income streams. Rob is looking forward to working closely with the staff and State and Territory members, and preparing for the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games.” Jo says.
Rob was selected after a thorough recruitment process which was managed by SRI International and supported by Sport Australia.
Rob said "Squash in Australia has a proud heritage and holds a unique place in the nation's sporting landscape. It has enjoyed sustained success at an elite level and I am honoured and excited to be appointed CEO, and to lead Squash Australia through the next exciting phase for the sport, building on the strong foundations that have been developed over recent years".
"Squash is a sport that is enjoyed by many Australians and I am looking forward to working with the Squash community to innovate, reinvigorate, and unlock the sport's enormous potential".