27 June 2016
The Australian Masters Games welcomes Devonport local, Kate Sims to the Games team. Kate commences in the role of sport and operations manager on Monday 4th July, and will join Games general manager Scott Wade, based at the Cradle Coast Authority office in Burnie.
With a background in hospitality, Kate brings a vast array of project management, organisational and interpersonal skills to the role, which will compliment Scott’s strong sporting background and know-how.
Most recently, Kate has worked in a project management and administration role for a local family operated business in the hospitality industry. Prior to returning to Tasmania in 2014, she worked as the Front Office Manager for the Park Hyatt Sydney, during a seven year stint with the hotel.
The sport and operations role will be central to coordinating the participation of the 40+ sports in the Games, which will be held in Tasmania’s North West from 21st – 28th October, 2017.
General Manager Scott Wade said, “This will be one of the biggest mass participation events ever staged in Tasmania and one of the benefits of course is the local jobs an event like this creates. We are delighted to welcome Kate to the team, and know that she will be a valuable asset in bringing together the sport and social program across the eight day event.”
Kate said she was looking forward to the challenge of making the Games, “A memorable experience for every participant and all those involved.”
“I see this event as an incredible opportunity for the North West Coast and am absolutely delighted to be a part of it. I am looking forward to working with the rest of the AMG team and local professionals of our sporting industry to deliver a quality event,” Sims said.
More than 10,000 athletes and spectators will come together in Adelaide in 2019 for the 17th Australian Masters Games.
Tasmania’s North West has put on a show during eight days of memorable Australian Masters Games action, according to Games general manager Scott Wade.
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