Chief Operations Officer
Andrew is ultimately responsible for the YMCA’s recreation, facility management and children’s services businesses which includes a portfolio of community assets worth $175m, comprising of both Local and State Government owned assets across South Australia. He is particularly passionate about the social outcomes that recreation centres generate for their communities.
Sport & Recreation
- Broad experience across the sector, having held centre management, regional management and strategic leadership positions previously in both South Australia and Victoria.
- Andrew has overseen a number of key community assets transition from greenfield sites to key community hubs including recent success at the $22m Fleurieu Aquatic Centre in Victor Harbor and the $21m St Clair Recreation Centre in Woodville.
- Led YMCA South Australia as the first organisation in Australia to have all their gym facilities quality accredited through AUSactive (formerly Fitness Australia).
- Co-creator of the YMCA’s Victoria’s Unearth program (alternative tourism) and runner up in the Social and community services Award for Leadership in the Not for Profit Nonexecutive Category.
- · Member of the SA Water Safety Committee which includes both government and non-government organisations which guides the State’s response to water safety.
- Responsible for the achievement of business and financial plans for the YMCA having successfully grown the organisation’s turnover from $11m to $22m in less than five years.
- Astute financial modelling, with particular focus on operational excellence for recreation facilities, both established and new build facilities.
Andrew is accustomed to working alongside local government, effectively managing a diverse range of facilities and services comprising major aquatic and recreation venues, outdoor pools, skate parks, children’s services, community hubs and youth services. This experience has highlighted the importance of a whole-of city, multi-facility approach to developing community wellbeing.