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Maccabi AUS welcomes new ED Ryan O’Connor

Posted: 07-Mar-2019 by Maccabi NSW

Maccabi Australia has welcomed new Executive Director Ryan O’Connor, who started in the role last week. Ryan will be working out of Maccabi’s Melbourne office and will oversee operations of the national body and work closely with the state bodies of WA, QLD, VIC & NSW.

Ryan brings a wealth of experience as a professional sports administrator with an enviable record in coordinating and delivering effective sport development programs

Ryan played AFL football for Essendon & Sydney in the 1990s, before entering sports management, taking on a senior managerial role with the Coburg Footy Club after which he worked with the AFL in Victoria for the last decade. Ryan played 87 AFL games with the Bombers & the Swans. Ryan will bring a wealth of sports knowledge and team development to Maccabi. 

As a family man, he has two wonderful children, and he holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sports Administration. Ryan has played a role in ‘Not for Profit’ organisations and appreciates the role of volunteers.

Ryan expressed his delight in being able to work with Maccabi – “My partner Adriana and her family have been part of Maccabi for many years, and I have enjoyed my many and varied connections that I have had with the organisation over a long period of time. 

Ryan will be visiting Sydney to attend our NSW Sports Awards in a few weeks and we at Maccabi NSW look forward to working closely with Ryan – welcome to the Maccabi family!

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