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Posted by Marketing on 20/05/2022.
EWA's new Communications and Sport Development Officer Adrian Pesa and new Chief Executive Officer Zac Acott at the State Equestrian Centre.

Meet new Equestrian WA CEO Zac Acott

This is my first week at Equestrian WA, so I wanted to take the opportunity to introduce myself, and outline my ambitions as I start work as our organisation’s new Chief Executive Officer.

The most important thing I want to tell you is that I am absolutely delighted to be joining Equestrian WA. It’s an honour and a privilege to be asked to lead such an important organisation.

With an extensive career background in sports management including positions with the Fremantle Dockers, Subiaco Football Club and Swimming WA, I can’t wait to utilise my experience in a new sporting discipline and make a significant difference for the benefit of our members, board, staff and stakeholders.     

I will be taking some time to get to know the organisation better, to understand the challenges and opportunities we face. 

I want to acknowledge the work of Dwight Pedlow and the positive impact he had on Equestrian WA during his time as Chief Executive Officer. He has steered the organisation through some challenging times, including the COVID-19 pandemic. I want to also express my appreciation to him for ensuring a smooth transition and handover.

Also joining Equestrian WA this week is Adrian Pesa in the position of Communications and Sport Development Officer. Adrian comes to Equestrian WA with extensive experience in marketing, communications and public relations in the not-for-profit sector.

One of our key priorities is to build our organisation’s brand exposure and awareness across a number of different channels and stakeholders, and highlight the amazing stories behind our members, committees and staff. Adrian’s role will have a significant focus on this and you will no doubt come across him in the future.

Over the coming weeks I will be starting to get out and about and meeting the people who make our incredible organisation what it is. I am really looking forward to meeting as many of you as possible.

I am incredibly excited for our organisation and its future and look forward to the journey we are about to share.

Finally, to our valued partners, I thank you for your ongoing support of Equestrian WA and I look forward to working with you in the future.

Zac Acott