VP or Director of Product Development – World Surf League

Kelly Slater Wave Company (KSWC) is an innovative wave technology company. KSWC is the first company to develop a formula that combines cutting edge science, engineering, and design to create the longest, open-barrel, high-performance man-made wave in existence. The Wave System can mimic the power, speed, and experience found in the best ocean waves. As envisioned by 11-time world champion Kelly Slater, KSWC was created to evolve the sport of surfing by making it more accessible. The company is creating a world-class, high-performance system for surfers of any level to enjoy the best man-made waves.

The Product Development Leader (VP or Director level) will report Directly to the SVP of Engineering & Technology. They will be primarily responsible for leading engineers, designers, and scientists in various New Product Introduction (NPI) and product improvement projects. This role will require stakeholder engagement with customers, both internal and external, and outstanding organizational skills to manage multiple simultaneous projects aligned with a technology growth strategy.

New products will be developed for specific projects and as part of an approved research and development portfolio. Our existing products will continue to evolve through new technology and shifts in market needs. The evolution of our existing products along with the introduction of new products will make up our overall product roadmap. The product development leader will continue to evaluate and prioritize the product roadmap in alignment with senior leadership. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience working within creative thinking processes combined with an aptitude for project management.


  • Continually maintains and improves a product and technology roadmap aligned with business and customer needs for the short and long term.
  • Collaborates closely with business development and customer team to maximize ROI of every potential product.
  • Ultimately responsible for delivering new products through internal R&D and supplier partnerships.
  • Prototype and deliver technology to build surf experiences
  • Identify, vet and manage vendors as needed to accomplish project work
  • Establish and maintain productive relationships with collaborators
  • Plans, identifies, and coordinates resources required over the life of the project or program.
  • Defines plans for risk mitigation and opportunity.
  • Compares actual results to baseline plan to assess project performance, efficiencies, productivity and lessons learned.
  • Provides technical, business and integration leadership for the development and execution of project or team plans.
  • Planning, identifying, and coordinating resources for complex engineering projects.
  • Be part of a small team that integrates mechanical systems, constructed basin, and surrounding infrastructure to create an overall surfing experience informed by our existing Surf Ranch product.
  • Work across disciplines
  • Compares actual results to baseline plan to assess project performance, efficiencies, productivity and lessons learned.
  • Provides technical, business and integration leadership for the development and execution of project or team plans.


  • 10+ years of experience in an engineering or related field
  • Experience designing and building complex systems
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver new products to market as an NPI or product development leader.
  • Adaptable and flexible as the team learns through prototyping and playtesting, adjusting strategy as needed
  • Thrives working in collaborative interdisciplinary groups comprised of engineering, science, design and surfer talent
  • Experience managing the requirements of a diverse collection of stakeholders and proposing innovative solutions that meet and sometimes challenge those requirements
  • Ability to provide guidance and feedback to other project teams to assess feasibility, difficulty, effort and risk
  • Passionate about new technology

Personal Attributes / Working Conditions:

  • Above all, integrity and honesty
  • An open and collaborative nature
  • Excellent communication. You will have the opportunity to be a strong contributor in a positive, innovative and energetic environment. Must be able to listen, interpret, communicate and articulate designs while balancing the needs and expectations of the business.
  • Full Time, Monday to Friday, some overtime and weekend work may be required
  • Travel required.

Chief Executive Officer – Brisbane 2032

The Brisbane Organising Committee for the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games (Brisbane 2032) is partnering with Odgers Berndtson in the global search for its inaugural Chief Executive Officer.

Working closely with the President and Board to develop and execute the Brisbane 2032 strategy, the Chief Executive Officer will have overall responsibility for operations as well as accountability for the financial goals of Brisbane 2032.

A highly experienced and dynamic leader, you will be results oriented with a proven track record of success, and the ability to mobilise teams to deliver outcomes. Exceptional candidates will bring outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, and a focus on innovation and digital delivery for the consumer of the future.

Candidates with a deep understanding of Australia, its people, places and cultures will be well regarded.

How to apply: Applications should be submitted via the APPLY NOW button at the bottom of the page.

Applications Close: Friday 19 August 2022.

Independent Non-Executive Directors x3 – British Weight Lifting

About British Weight Lifting

British Weight Lifting (BWL) is the national governing body for Olympic weightlifting and WPPO para-powerlifting in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Successful funding bids to Sport England and UK Sport provide a strong platform on which to build the sport.

As the leading provider of lifting focused competition, education and development opportunities for lifters and coaches, BWL will look to tackle inequalities over the next funding cycle as well as build on 2021 performance successes to deliver competitive weightlifting and power lifting teams for the 2024 Paris Olympics and Paralympics.


NED Job Purpose  

To make an effective and positive contribution to the Board of British Weight Lifting.

The directors are empowered to direct the Chief Executive and Management Team, to provide independent strategic advice and to guide BWL to long-term growth and success.

BWL Values:

CARE – maintain integrity and respectful relations with all our stakeholders, customers, partners, suppliers, BWL employees and communities

SHARE – expertise, knowledge, passion, enjoyment and innovation

DARE – to make a difference to solve problems and achieve goals that drive performance and the sport forwards in a collaborative manner  

Core Responsibilities:

  • To attend four to five Board meetings per year and two Committee meetings per year as a minimum and contribute appropriately to ensure that the corporate objectives of British Weight Lifting, key performance indicators and the overall vision for the whole of the sport are achieved within the budget set by the Board. Attendance by video link for some at some Board meetings is occasionally utilised 
  • Provide strategic insight and support to the Chief Executive and Senior Management Team To attend the Annual General Meeting each year
  • Where appropriate, act as Board appointee to an appropriate Committee and undertake the roles and responsibilities set out in the applicable job description for that position 
  • Support and participate/attend appropriate activities, competitions and events to raise the profile of British Weight Lifting 
  • Prepare appropriately for each Board meeting and to keep up to date with current developments within weightlifting and para-powerlifting and more generally in the broader sporting environment 
  • Participate in an agreed annual appraisal and review process for Board members

Person Specification:


  • Strong Analytical skills, the ability to present own views in a clear, concise manner. 
  • Board level experience of setting strategic plans and working to defined objectives 
  • Experience of good practice in corporate governance 
  • Experience of setting, monitoring and managing a budget 
  • Comprehensive literacy and numeracy skills Senior experience of Strategic Management


  • Knowledge of the sporting landscape Knowledge and experience of the requirements of high performance sport and their participants 
  • Experience of working in a senior capacity, preferably at board level in financial management and/or a financial context and a relevant professional qualification 
  • Experience of working in a senior capacity, preferably at board level at of Marketing and Communications, Commercial and/or Events Management 
  • Previous experience of high level committee activity in a voluntary or not for profit organisation

Competencies (For guidance only)  

  • Builds effective relationships with the Chairman, fellow Board members and Chief Executive ensuring all are committed to the common purpose 
  • Builds effective relationships with external partners as required by the Board 
  • Expresses, both orally and in writing, ideas and information in ways that are accurate, appropriate, concise and persuasive 
  • Listens actively to individuals and organisations so that needs are identified, innovates to meet those needs and checks that needs have been met 
  • Listens actively to all fellow Board members, ensuring that their views are heard and respected 
  • Solves problems creatively by, identifying the issue, evaluating the alternatives and finding innovative solutions 
  • Can see opportunities and originate action in pursuit of achievement of British Weight Lifting’s vision, corporate plan and strategic goals 
  • Identifies learning and development needs for self and willingness to undertake relevant training Follows the principles of good corporate governance and British Weight Lifting’s Code of Conduct Declaration 
  • Sets high standards for self and others and is dissatisfied with average performance Able to commit sufficient time to fulfil a voluntary role effectively

How to Apply

Please submit a CV along with a covering letter (ideally as one document) stating your interest in the role and relevant experience to the required criteria, to email: daryl.mason@hartmannmason.com

If you would like a discussion regarding the role in the first instance, please email Daryl Mason on the above address.

Closing date for applications: 13th June 2022

Commitment to Equality  

BWL is a recognised equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion, belief and gender. BWL welcomes new ideas and perspectives. This ethos has seen us create an incredibly committed, professional and skilled team that is at the heart of everything we do. Furthermore, we are dedicated to helping our staff fulfil their potential and continually encourage professional development at every opportunity.