Andrew Stark comes to this role from his similar position as CEO of Surfing Queensland, a position he has held for the past eight years.
Norm Innes, Chairman of Surfing Australia, today said, “ The Board is very pleased to welcome Andrew to Surfing Australia. Andrew has “runs on the board” in Event Management, Education Development and Sport Administration and we look forward to him bringing his skills to the challenges of the national organization”
Andrew Stark commented on today’s appointment by saying, “I am extremely excited about the challenge that lies ahead. Surfing Australia and ASP Australasia have enormous opportunity for growth and development and I look forward to taking the sport to new heights in the region. “
Brodie Carr, CEO of ASP International feels that Andrew will be a great asset to Surfing Australia in it’s role as service provider for ASP Australasia.
“Andrew’s credibility, energy and proven track record will be critical in ensuring the viability of ASP in this region, particularly as we go forward in difficult economic times” commented Carr.
Andrew will be taking up his appointment on March 16 2009.