Michael Bodman

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  • Deakin University (Burwood) – Bachelor of Commerce, Sports Management (1997)
  • Kangan Batman Institute of TAFE (Melbourne) – Certificate II Business Administration (1998-1999)

Core Skills

  • Project management
  • Community and stakeholder consultation
  • Business, market and industry trend analysis
  • Business and strategic planning
  • Facility planning and feasibility

Project Experience

  • Australian Football National Infrastructure Plan – Towards 2030
  • Australian Community Cricket Facility Guidelines
  • NSW Football Facility Audit and State-wide Strategy
  • Golf Australia Local Government Engagement Framework
  • Toorak Park Master Plan
  • Melton Council Sporting Infrastructure Audit

Michael Bodman is a dedicated professional to the sport and recreation industry. His knowledge and skills span 25 years of operations and event delivery, sport, recreation and government planning, facility management and commercial business development.

Michael’s work history includes major event planning and delivery in Sydney and Manchester (Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games). He also has international experience in sports facility and stadia development, having worked with the UK’s largest sporting charity, the Football Foundation, as a consultant advising on, developing, and managing sports facility development projects.

Michael has worked for innovative and experienced consultancy practices in both London and Melbourne, managing a variety of projects for sport and government, and education and community organisations. Extensive consultancy experience within these sectors, combined with experience in managing leisure facility and services contracts in local government, provides him with a well-rounded approach to both facility planning and management.

As a Director of insideEDGE for the past 15 years, Michael is focused on providing quality, well researched plans and strategies for local and state government and to the sport and recreation sector.

Michael sees a range of emerging trends facing the sport and recreation industry, with none more important that ensuring communities are healthy, active and engaged.  He sees a greater emphasis and need for data driven decision making and ensuring our future planning and investments are built around evidence.  Michael is particularly focused on relationship building and connecting people across the sport, government and community sectors.