Motorcycling NSW Limited (MNSW) provides the following advice for our community.
In the past fortnight, MNSW has unfortunately received the resignations of two valued staff members, Dane-Lucas Kovacevic and Adam Brook. Both have accepted roles in other organisations commencing in the near future. Dane-Lucas will be joining Tennis NSW and Adam is moving to RACE (Inc) – the umbrella corporate entity for some of New Zealand’s most prominent horse racing clubs.
Dane-Lucas Kovacevic commenced with MNSW in 2019 and in the past three years has performed the role of Sport and Event Officer with distinction. During Dane-Lucas’s tenure he has witnessed difficult times in MNSW’s sport administration but has always performed his role with care and success for our organisation and community.
MNSW CEO Daniel Rushworth acknowledged the significant contribution Dane-Lucas provided to the community and organisation. “In my short time with the organisation, I have constantly witnessed Dane-Lucas to be an excellent member of the MNSW operational team and we will miss him. I have been significantly impressed by his ability and work ethic to provide critical services and advice for the wider MNSW community. Dane has continually delivered for our members, their clubs and committees and it’s really sad to see him leave us. Whilst disappointed to see him move on, I am honestly excited for this next opportunity that Dane has taken and wish him well as he progresses into the next phase of his career.”
Dane-Lucas reflected on his journey as an employee with Motorcycling NSW “The chequered flag has fallen on my time here at Motorcycling NSW. Unfortunately, the opportunity I have taken on at Tennis NSW was too good to turn down. Having had a passion for Tennis since a young age, I have had aspirations of working in the sport for a while now and I am so excited to get started! I would like to thank all the committees, members, officials and all our awesome clubs for all their guidance throughout my time here. The community has been so welcoming and it has been a joy working alongside you for the betterment of this great sport. I have learnt so much in my time here and I wish you all the very best, it has been an absolute pleasure working with each and every one of you!
I would also like to extend my thanks to Motorcycling NSW for its continued support over the past three years. While it has been a tumultuous time over the past couple of years, I have no doubt that the organisation is in capable hands with a fresh Board and Daniel at the helm. I wish them all the best of luck and I am confident they will do great things for motorcycling in NSW!”
Sport Development Manager Adam Brook commenced with MNSW in late 2021 and in that short time has made a significant impact on the community and organisation. Adam’s excellent engagement and vast knowledge of the sport and industry have allowed him to work closely with the community through, clubs, promoters, sports committee and government agencies with aplomb.
Rushworth added “Adam has been and will continue to be a significant asset to the organisation. He is universally appreciated by the MNSW Community. Adam continually looks to progress our sport and organisation through strategic initiatives and remains passionate for our community and sport to succeed. I have personally appreciated Adam’s guidance providing in-depth knowledge of the sport to aid me in my induction into the organisation. Adam’s journey through MNSW has now provided a career opportunity that is different and exciting. We are indeed fortunate that he will continue to be involved as a volunteer and project consultant. On behalf of the organisation, we wish Adam all the best in the next step of his career.”
Brook spoke on the positive progression of the organisation and its opportunities “In just a few short months I’ve witnessed MNSW transform under the leadership of the new Board of Directors, and new CEO Daniel, into a modern, transparent, and respected State Sporting Organisation, with a renewed focus to developing new initiatives and services for both clubs and competitors, while establishing quality relationships with its stakeholders.
I’m disappointed that my time here will go down as a ‘Did Not Finish’, particularly given I’ll miss the opportunity to continue working under new MNSW CEO Daniel Rushworth, given the high level of professionalism, outstanding insight into the wider sporting landscape and fresh perspective that he brings to the organisation.
However, with many exciting projects and opportunities in the pipeline aimed at securing the sports future in the state, including the Sydney Motorsport Precinct and the 100th Anniversary of Speedway Racing, I am hopeful of continuing to assist Daniel and the MNSW’s clubs and committees through offering insight and support as a volunteer and consultant – whilst also riding at the odd event when I’m on this side of the ditch!”
With the departure of Dane-Lucas and Adam in the near future, Motorcycling NSW will be replacing both roles and further investing resources in another three roles to drive the strategic direction of both participation and business growth.
Motorcycling NSW Chairperson Darren Gossling added “Whilst sad and disappointing to have two highly valued team members depart the organisation in Dane-Lucas and Adam, the Board and I are so thankful to both gentlemen as they have served the organisation and community so well during their tenure and wish them the very best in their next career opportunities.”
Acknowledging the operational challenges of MNSW Gossling added “It has become clear to myself and the MNSW Board that our organisation had been significantly under resourced in servicing our community and business. We recognised the need for investment into human resources and following the proposal from our CEO Daniel Rushworth we will now build a new team to drive our operational and strategic future”
Through our recruitment partner Sportspeople Recruitment, Motorcycling NSW is now undertaking the recruitment of the following positions;
The following positions will be advertised here later this week.
- Development Officer
- Communications Coordinator
- Partnerships Coordinator
We welcome members within the Motorcycling family to consider these opportunities and also promote these through your relevant networks.
If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact Motorcycling NSW CEO Daniel Rushworth via firstname.lastname@example.org