Thank you, Ian

Last Updated: Thursday, 12 May 2022 12:08

Ian Jessup, ONSW's long-standing Marketing and Communications Officer, is finishing up this week after 11 years of dedicated service.

Ian came into the newly created role in 2011 and has helped transform ONSW from a one-person operation into a vibrant body that delivers orienteering on many fronts.

He says his three proudest achievements are:
* creating the OK-GO kit for use in the popular Sporting Schools program
* setting up our newest club in Port Macquarie
* generating widespread media coverage of orienteering - especially at the 2017 Australian champs where TV covered nearly every day of the 9-day carnival

Ian was awarded ONSW's Cox's Cup Encouragement Award in 2019 and in 2017 made the shortlist for Sport NSW Administrator of the Year. 

"I have had the privilege of working with many wonderful people in orienteering, especially my colleagues John Murray and Jim Mackay," said Ian.

"It's a fantastic sport and I wish I had started a long time ago. You'll still see me at events and I wish ONSW the very best under new management."

Ian will still be involved as co-ordinator of the Sydney Summer Series and MetrO League.