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Eden Ritchie Recruitment appointed to find UniSport Australia’s next CEO


UniSport Australia (“UniSport”) has appointed Eden Ritchie Recruitment to conduct a nationwide search for its next Chief Executive Officer. Announcing the appointment of Eden Ritchie Recruitment, UniSport Chair David Schmude said the company was selected based on its significant experience recruiting senior executives across many industry sectors. “Earlier this year current UniSport CEO Don Knapp indicated his intention to semi-retire at the end of 2018, giving the Board ample opportunity to select an executive recruitment firm to seek out Mr Knapp’s successor,” Mr Schmude said. Brisbane-based Eden Ritchie Recruitment was chosen following an extensive and competitive selection process from submissions by a high-quality field of the nation’s leading talent recruitment firms. “The Board is confident Eden Ritchie Recruitment’s experience in sourcing exceptionally talented leaders will ensure Mr Knapp’s successor is found through a systematic and transparent recruitment process,” Mr Schmude continued.

Applications for the UniSport Australia Chief Executive Officer role open Friday 7 September. About UniSport Australia With origins from 1921 and a vision of ‘healthy, active, engaged and well-rounded university students’, UniSport Australia is the nation’s peak body for university sport and is comprised of 43 higher education members, who represent more than one million students. Living by our values of servant leadership, student experience, continuous improvement, collaboration, advocacy, and integrity, we deliver sport programs, elite athlete pathways, research and advocacy, education, and university sport sector capacity building. With funding from Government grants, corporate support, membership fees and event registrations, key relationships include Sport Australia, Universities Australia, the Australian Olympic Committee, Commonwealth Games Australia, the International University Sports Federation (FISU), and the International Olympic Committee.