Management Team

Sydney Gymnastic and Aquatic Centre (SGAC) prides itself on its people. Our management team comprises of leaders with diverse career backgrounds.

Simone Egan

Role:

Centre Manager

Favourite Sport and Team:

Lover of all levels of Netball and a Giants Netball foundation member

Experience:

Close to 28 years working in the Leisure, Fitness and Aquatic industry. Worked in various roles across a range of facilities in Sydney. In the last 15 years, Simone has held senior management roles in the capacity of Centre Manager, Operations Manager, Area Manager and Team Leader. Joined SGAC in August 2015 and loved the move back into a private operator. Simone loves the complexities, challenges and rewards that come from working within a great organisation such as West HQ.

Favourite Quote:

“Do the right thing, even when no one is looking. It’s called integrity.”

Lisa Angeleski

Role:

Business Manager - Gymnastics

Favourite Sport and Team:

Gymnastics – Romanian Athletes

Experience:

Former elite women’s artistic gymnast. A Gymnastics coach from the age of 16 and have been in the Gymnastics world for 30 years. Joined SGAC 6 months after it opened its door in 2014.

Favourite Quote:

Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be.

Brad Vella

Role:

Assistant Aquatics Manager

Favourite Sport and Team:

AFL – Port Adelaide

Experience:

Heading into 12 years of working in the Aquatics Industry with private, non-for-profit, disability, local and state government organisations.

Favourite Quote:

“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years” – Abraham Lincoln

Sabrina Shaideen

Role:

Membership Services and New Business Development Manager

Favourite Sport and Team:

Rugby League and Sydney Roosters

Experience:

Possesses over 6 years’ experience in the Sport Management industry specifically in gymnastics, aquatics and fitness club management as well as administration. Passionate about Sport Management and New Business Development opportunities. Also completed a Bachelor in Human Movement and in the process of completing a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with sub-majors in Project Management & Human Resources Management, due for completion in mid-2018.

Favourite Quote:

“Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.”

Michelle Jones

Role:

Gymnastics Operations Manager

Favourite Sport and Team:

Love watching and playing Softball

Experience:

Over 20 years’ experience in Operational Leadership, primarily in Banking and Financial Services. I have a passion for working with teams to create a high performing culture and deliver fantastic customer outcomes. I’m looking forward to using this experience in the Sporting industry, supporting the SGAC team in providing a great Gymnastics experience.

Favourite Quote:

“I believe that everything happens for a reason.”

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