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Mark Howard was the Chief Executive Officer of the Victorian Athletic League for almost eight years and has over 10 years experience working with sporting organisations all over Australia. Mark is the founder and director of Sport Consultants Australia. Mark also has personal business interests in the sport and health industry and is an athletics coach and committee member at his local athletics club.
During his professional career, Mark has sourced and overseen government grants and sponsorship ranging from $500 - $250,000. He has had experience dealing with corporate sponsors as well as local, state and federal government departments. He has worked with hundreds of different sporting committees and marketing companies in Australia and New Zealand. Mark has successfully negotiated major government grant and sponsorship deals with a number of large companies and local, state and federal government agencies. Mark has worked with a number of sporting clubs to develop strategic plans and has worked with government agencies on numerous tenders. He also has experience in the racing industry as the deputy registrar of the Racing & Disciplinary Board for over 5 years.
Mark has developed strategies to assist every sporting organisation, no matter how big or small, to increase your chances of funding through government grants and sponsorship revenue, expand your membership database and create an innovative brand awareness of your organisation
SCA consultant Mark Howard interviewing Asafa Powell at the Sandown Greyhounds as part of his visit to the 2013 Stawell Gift.
Lucille James has vast experience both working within the corporate and sporting sector. This has provided her with a first rate ability to solve, structure and deliver optimal business solutions to her clients.
As a senior executive in a variety of industries such as publishing (newspapers and magazines), property development and corporate advisory, she has worked with majors including Australia Post, Colorpak and Mondelez (Kraft/Cadbury). Lucille has overseen corporate, local council, state government and federal government grant funding, advertising and sponsorship on a number of major projects.
From a sporting perspective Lucille has worked on major events such as Commonwealth Games, World Swimming Championships, Deaflympics, Pacific School Games as well as state and national events in several disciplines. In her spare time Lucille participates in state, national and international competitions.
Oliver Adams is the junior marketing consultant for Sport Consultants Australia. Oliver studied at Yarra Valley Grammar; he successfully completed Business Management and Legal Studies, Oliver is also a keen AFL footballer having played for the Eastern Rangers in the TAC Cup.
Eva Howard is the SCA administrator. She will be your first point of call and contact for any initial queries you have in relation to our services.
Eva has a Diploma in Business from RMIT, and a professional background as a librarian working at several different places, including the Catholic Education Office in Melbourne and schools, for over 12 years, so she is an extremely organised person.