Andrew Stark

General Manager, World Surf League Australia

Andrew Stark is the General Manager of Australia Oceania for World Surf League and Kelly Slater Wave Co. Andrew joined WSL in September 2018 after successfully serving as CEO for Surfing Australia for 9 ½ years, where he furthered his reputation as a world-class sports administrator, growing the business commercially and starting the now thriving Surfing Australia High Performance Centre (HPC) which is based at Casuarina Beach, Northern New South Wales. Andrew has a Bachelor of Business Management degree from the Queensland University of Technology and has over 20 years’ experience in sport management and the surfing industry. Andrew is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (2014) In 2016 Andrew completed the Harvard Business School Authentic Leadership Development Program in Boston, and in August 2018 he attended Stanford University in USA to complete a Strategic Marketing Management Executive Program. Andrew is a passionate and experienced surfer who thoroughly enjoys the ocean and everything the sport and lifestyle of surfing has to offer. He is a sports enthusiast and family man.


10. 35 am – 11.35 am | Thursday 7th February 2019

Panel: How do we take advantage of how Australia is positioning itself within the global marketplace?

The opening session will ignite an important conversation for the sector – exploring how Australia is positioning itself within the global marketplace and what specific areas should be focused on for taking the best business advantage in regard to the events sector.

This insightful session will include panel members who are shapers of the Australian market within the events sector; advisors on the Australian marketplace from an international perspective; and key sector leaders profiling Australia to international markets.

Session Take Outs:

  • Learn how Australia is currently positioning itself
  • What areas / assets need to be understood
  • How can these areas be utilised for business advantage within the events sector

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