Kiteboarding Australia appoints Rebecca Bury as New General Manager

Published Sun 16 Jul 2023

Kiteboarding Australia appoints Rebecca Bury as New General Manager

Kiteboarding Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of Rebecca Bury as General Manager (GM) of Kiteboarding Australia from 17 July 2023.

Rhys Higham, President of Kiteboarding Australia, commented, “We are excited to welcome Rebecca as our new GM. She is an experienced senior sports management professional coming from the world of kiteboarding and triathlon. Her passion for kiteboarding, combined with Rebecca’s experience as President of Kiteboarding Western Australia (KWA) for the previous 3 years and as Board member for 6 years, truly demonstrate her commitment to the sport. We look forward to working together with Rebecca on growing Kiteboarding Australia and its community, especially at this exciting time of being recognised as an official National Sporting Organisation with the Australian Sports Commission. This opens many opportunities, including gaining access to additional government funding and resources to further develop and promote the sport.”

Rebecca brings strong strategic planning, governance, event organisation and project planning skills and knowledge to the role of GM. She has a B.A (Hons) Event Management from the University of Central Lancashire. Her organisational and commercial expertise are exceptional as demonstrated by the many State and National level sporting events delivered by Rebecca in her previous roles, including the mass participation events such as the Busselton Festival of Triathlon and the Australian Freestyle Kiteboarding Nationals. The events have shown strong participation numbers and commercial outcomes.

Rebecca Bury commented on her appointment, “I am thrilled to join Kiteboarding Australia in the role of its GM and to build on my existing experience in the organisation to further promote participation, progression and development of the sport. I began kiting 6 years ago and fell in love with the sport from day one. Since then, I have been heavily involved in the industry. My highlight to date is the development of the Junior Kite Program across WA, with the help of KWA sub-committee and key Board members. Watching this grow over the last few years and witnessing several juniors competing internationally has been extremely rewarding. I look forward to launching and developing more initiatives to encourage progression and participation in kiteboarding and wing foiling across Australia. With KA recently receiving NSO recognition, the future is looking bright.”