MEET THE TEAM

JULIE CARREL

CEO / SECRETARY GENERAL

julie@badmintonoceania.org

Julie is responsible for the day-to-day management of the organisation to deliver the strategic plan outcomes. Additionally, she is currently over-seeing regional events and gender equity areas alongside fulfilling her role as a BWF Accredited Referee in numerous tournaments around the world.

NADIA BLEAKEN

DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

nadia@badmintonoceania.org

Nadia is responsible for overseeing the delivery of BWF Shuttle Time, the Australian Government funded Pacific Sports Partnerships, growing the workforce and increasing participation. Additionally, Nadia looks after Membership and Capacity – growing our membership and their capacity through training, shared best practice, developing opportunities etc.

ROBBIE THACKHAM

COACHING AND DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

robbie@badmintonoceania.org

Robbie is responsible for overseeing the Badminton Oceania Player Development programmes and BWF Coach Education across the region. He also works with Ian, below, to implement Para-Badminton development and is a qualified BWF Coach Level 1 and Level 2 Tutor.

LYNNE NIXEY

ADMINISTRATION MANAGER (PT)

lynne@badmintonoceania.org

Administration Manager is there to provide back-up to everyone and ensure that when they are doing anything, they have the tools available to complete the task.  This can range from travel bookings to stationery purchases to equipment requirements.  In addition I look after the day-to-day accounts of the organisation and prepare the end-of-year accounts for audit.

TOM LEONARD

COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

tom@badmintonoceania.org

Tom manages the communications elements of the organisation, including website, social media, press, e-newsletters and design. He works with member associations, hosts and stakeholders to create and implement communication plans for BWF grade 3 events in the region and oversees the live-streaming.

IAN BRIDGE

COACHING AND DEVELOPMENT OFFICER (PT)

ian@badmintonoceania.org

Ian assists with the coach education, player development and para badminton related projects. This includes delivering Para-badminton development programmes, BWF Level 1 Coach Courses, Player Development programmes and engaging with numerous member associations and key stakeholders.

KUM ON TARAWA

REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT OFFICER (PT) – FIJI

kumon@badmintonoceania.org

Kum On is responsible for coordinating and developing the BWF Shuttle Time programme within his region, while assisting with the governance structures and promotions of local activations. His work helps to build capacities in coaching, administration, officiating and managing events locally.

BRIAN KARO

REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT OFFICER (PT) – PNG

brian@badmintonoceania.org

Brian is responsible for leading player and coach development initiatives in alignment with Badminton PNG’s strategic plan. The role includes implementing Shuttle Time and Para badminton activities, while overseeing the in-country Coach Education development. Brian is also taking on the additional part-time role to implement the Pacific Sports Partnership in PNG.

GEORGIA PERRY

ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT (PT)

georgiap@badmintonoceania.org

Georgia assists the team with various administrative tasks related to governance, communications and marketing.