Brad Paatsch is Managing Director of Paatsch Group, and is one of Australia’s leading specialists in the sport, leisure and stadia sector.
Brad has been intimately involved in the development of some of Australia’s most recent innovative and iconic sporting infrastructure.
Brad is an MBA qualified executive with 25 years’ experience in leadership, strategy, governance, negotiation, human resources, finance and commercial management. Brad formed Paatsch Group following more than 15 years of executive management experience, including Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer and General Manager roles.
Brad has extensive experience and skills in the successful delivery of complex multi-faceted negotiations and projects, having had responsibility for the procurement of over $150m in commercial revenue and $190m in government funding. Additional extensive experience in organisational structuring, recruiting, developing and managing teams of individuals around a common purpose, strategy and goal means Brad is well placed to assist you in taking your project or opportunity forward.
Previous roles undertaken by Brad and key outcomes delivered in these roles include:
Chief Executive Officer, Global Rapid Rugby
Chief Operating Officer, Optus Stadium
General Manager, Strategic Projects, Fremantle Football Club
Brad has a detailed knowledge and practical understanding of the elements critical to success in business and sport management, business development, as well as extensive knowledge in sport facility design, operation and management.
Brad brings extensive skills and experience in business negotiation, government liaison, business planning, marketing, strategic planning and venue design and management.
He is has had enormous success in funding procurement for elite and community level sport, though all levels of government.