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SportWest Online Webinar Series | Politics & Sport

Throughout the remainder of 2022 and beyond, SportWest will be hosting monthly webinars on a range of topics which are relevant to WA sport.

For our first webinar we have gathered two brilliant political minds to share their thoughts and experience on how sport can best engage with governments at all levels.

With the new Albanese Government now in power in Canberra, our experts will discuss how WA sport can best leverage off the change in government.

The Experts

Jason Marocchi has been the Managing Partner of GRA Partners since February 2016.

He has advised clients across a range of industry sectors on policy and regulatory issues at a State and Federal level. He also provides specialist media and communications advice and support to clients on complex, controversial and high-profile matters. Prior to joining the firm, Jason was a journalist, public relations consultant and senior political adviser. He worked as a senior media adviser for several State Liberal leaders in Western Australia and played key communications roles for the WA Liberal Party at numerous Federal and State elections.

Jason previously served two terms on the SportWest Board and is currently the President of Perth Soccer Club.

Emma Ramage is a Director at Hawker Britton and is is a highly experienced professional with over ten years’ service in both the McGowan Opposition and State Government.

She has a proven record of working with clients, Ministers, public agencies and all levels of government, collaborating to achieve key outcomes. As a Chief of Staff in the McGowan Government, Emma worked on the successful commissioning of Optus Stadium, led the implementation of Strategic Funding Review of State Sporting Associations in WA; WA’s inaugural Strategy to Respond to the Abuse of Older People (Elder Abuse) 2019-2029; and the Asian Sport Engagement program.

She is also currently on the SportWest Board.

The webinar will be held via MS Teams and a link to access the meeting will be provided to registered participants the day before the event.

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