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Sandy Hollway

Sandy Hollway was Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (SOCOG) and in the words of The President of the IOC, Juan Antonio Samaranch, the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games were “the most successful Olympic...

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Sandy Hollway's Biography

Sandy Hollway was Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (SOCOG) and in the words of The President of the IOC, Juan Antonio Samaranch, the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games were “the most successful Olympic Games ever!” Sandy Hollway’s enormous task involved him coordinating in excess of 120,000 people in the four years leading up to the Games as well as during those magnificent 16 days of magic.
Prior to joining SOCOG in February 1997, Sandy had been an Australian diplomat (serving in Pakistan, Germany, Canada and the USA), Chief of Staff to a Prime Minister (Bob Hawke), and Head of two Commonwealth Government Departments (Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs; and Industry, Science and Technology).
He had also held the positions of Deputy Secretary in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, where he was responsible for the International Division, the Government Division, Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Cabinet Office, Corporate Services and the Office of Indigenous Affairs. In his role as Chief of Staff for Prime Minister Bob Hawke between 1988 and 1990 Sandy advised the Prime Minister on policy implementation in the areas of foreign affairs, defence, intelligence and security. He has also served on the boards of CSIRO, AIDC, Austrade, EFIC and ANTSO, Australian Policy Control and the Trade Policy Advisory Committee.
Post the success of the Sydney Olympics Sandy is involved in many public and private projects. Beijing’s successful 2008 Olympic Games bid can be partly attributed to Sandy Hollway, who was one of only a few foreign advisers that Beijing called upon for support. Sandy is currently working with the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, 2006 Asian Games in Doha, Qatar, and the Commonwealth Games. He is also on a number of Company Boards.
In January 2003 Sandy Hollway was also appointed to Chair the Taskforce to co-ordinate Canberra’s recovery from the devastation of one of the worst bushfires in Australia's history - 4 lives lost, over 500 homes destroyed and enormous infrastructure damage. Despite an already busy schedule Sandy felt that "given the devastation that has hit Canberra, this was a must do job when I was asked by the Chief Minister to take it on”.
One of Sandy’s passions is to promote Australia’s business capability overseas. He regularly assists a number of Australian companies to grow and to export. He is especially interested in encouraging innovative small and medium enterprises. Sandy Hollway is an outstanding presenter who speaks extensively in the areas of Managing People for Success, Management Lessons from the Greatest Show on Earth, Building Successful Teams and Surviving in Tough Times”.

Speaking Topics Include

Managing People for Success
Management Lessons from the Greatest Show on Earth
Building Successful Teams
Surviving in Tough Times
Business Development
Leadership & Management