December 8, 2021

Ep38: Authentic Leadership Podcast – Tim Watsford

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On this latest episode of my Authentic Leadership Podcast, I speak to Tim Watsford. He is the CEO of the Northern Territory Major Events Company (NTMEC). Listen in to discover how this career sports administrator (namely with the National Rugby League and Australian Rugby Union) and avid surfer at Manly Beach, moved to Darwin with his family several years ago to take on his current role.

About Tim Watsford

Tim has worked in the industry for more than 15 years, and has extensive experience in delivering major events, project management and government relations.

Over the past 18 months, Tim has led the NTMEC team in new directions as they navigate an events sector profoundly affected by COVID-19 restrictions. The result has seen the team successfully deliver several large-scale major events in the Territory that have attracted national and international attention, and record attendance numbers.

Our Conversation

Tim shares how he loves nothing better than swimming and surfing in saltwater. Unfortunately for him there is not a lot of surfing going on in Darwin and a whole lot of saltwater crocodiles. He also shares some great insights into the challenges he has faced and his ‘Oh Shit!’ moment being in the events and tourism industry when Covid-19 hit.