David Shilbury is Head of the Bowater School of Management and Marketing and Professor of Sport Management at Deakin University. In 1990 he was responsible for the implementation of the first business-based programs in sport management in Australia, establishing the Bachelor of Commerce (Sport Management) and the Master of Business (Sport Management).
Prior to commencing at Deakin University, David worked for the Australian Cricket Board in Perth, the City of Stirling and the Western Australian Golf Association. He was a member of the Victorian Sports Council in 1995 and has been a member of the AFL Tribunal since 1992. In 1999/2000 David won the Eunice Gill Award for Sport Management presented by the Victorian Sports Federation. He was also the Foundation President of the Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand between 1995 and 2001.
David is the editor of Sport Management Review and a member of the editorial board for the International Journal of Sport Management. His most recent textbook, Sport Management in Australia (2001), serves as the introductory text to many sport management courses in Australia. David has been published widely in various journals and has presented papers at conferences in Australia, New Zealand, North America and Europe.
David received a Diploma of Teaching and a BAppSc (Recreation) from Edith Cowan University in 1976 and 1984 respectively, a MSc (Sport Management) from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst in 1989, and PhD from Monash University in 1995. His principal research interests lie in the areas of sports development, strategy, marketing and organisational effectiveness in sporting organisations.
Shayne Quick is the Director for Project Development at the University of Technology, Sydney and Coordinator of the Sport Management program. He has taught undergraduate and postgraduate subjects in sport management and sport marketing at universities in both Australia and North America and is an adjunct professor at the Democritus University of Thrace in Greece. He is also the President of the Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand.