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Posted by Equestrian Western Australia on 21/07/2016.

Equestrian Western Australia Staffing Changes

Equestrian Western Australia (EWA) wishes to announce that it has accepted, with regret, the resignation of Interim Chief Executive Officer Lisa Rickards.

Ms Rickards occupied the position of Interim CEO from November 2015 to July 2016. EWA Board Chair Person, Colin Chantler, said that the Board was disappointed to be losing Ms Rickards but that she has made significant and meaningful contributions to the organisation during her brief time in the role.

“On behalf of the board, I would like to thank Lisa for her service over the past months and wish her all the best for the future” said Mr Chantler.

In lieu of Ms Rickards’ departure, Dwight Pedlow will be stepping in as Interim CEO while the Board undergoes the selection process for a candidate to fill the Chief Executive Officer/General Manager position.

Mr Pedlow has a lifelong history of involvement in the equestrian sport in Western Australia and has competed in Dressage, Show Horse and Eventing. He has owned and run an equestrian facility since 1991, was Assistant Manager of the State Equestrian Centre during its first three years of operation, and is also a NCAS Level 2 Coach and “E” Level Dressage Judge. Mr Pedlow’s links to the sport are further exemplified through the EWA Board, Dressage Committee and NCAS Committee positions that he has held over the years.

Mr Pedlow officially started in the position on Monday 18 July and will remain until such time that the Chief Executive Officer/General Manager position has been filled. Recruitment for this position is now open and applications from suitable candidates are being invited through SEEK (Edit 29.07.16 - Applications now closed).

Development Manager, Jennine Thomasson, also recently announced her resignation after deciding to return to the classroom to resume a career as a science teacher closer to her home in Chittering. Mrs Thomasson held many titles during her twelve years of service at EWA, but was most recently involved in managing the High Performance Squads, Rising Stars Squad and WA National Interschool Team, as well as coordinating the EWA NCAS Seminars and Education programs. Her contributions have left widespread and positive changes in the organisation and she will be sorely missed by all.

Mrs Thomasson’s final day was 15 July, so all correspondence regarding High Performance, Rising Stars, National Interschool, NCAS and the EA Education Programs should now be sent to Sharon Welsh at [email protected].

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