Effective Strategies for Managing Associations: How to Create a Sustainable Organisation

Attention all association managers and leaders! Get ready to gain invaluable insights into managing associations and creating sustainable organizations. Join us for 'Effective Strategies for Managing Associations and Creating Sustainable Organisations', a luncheon event in Hobart featuring two of the industry's best - Nick Koerbin (Executive Director, AES) and Steve Old (CEO, Tasmanian Hospitality Association).

Drawing on their extensive experience in all aspects of association management, Nick and Steve will delve into the keys to success in governance, advocacy, membership growth and development, events and financial stability. They'll share real-world examples and practical tips to help you overcome the challenges of managing your association and create a sustainable future for your organisation.

But that's not all - this event is designed to be interactive, with plenty of time for questions from the audience. This is your chance to get personalised advice and guidance from two of the association industry's leading experts.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to network with fellow association managers and leaders, gain valuable knowledge, and walk away with actionable strategies for success. Register now for 'Effective Strategies for Managing Associations and Creating Sustainable Organisations' - the luncheon event you can't afford to miss!



Date: Thursday 8 June 2023
Time: 12 noon to 2:00pm
Venue: RACV Hobart Hotel, 154-156 Collins Street, Hobart
Cost: AES Members: $85 | AES Non-Members: $99
RSVP: Register by 1 June 2023

Please note: this EVENT is for Association employees and Board members only.




Steve Old is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Tasmanian Hospitality Association and has been for nearly 16 years, representing the interests of hotels, pubs, accommodation venues, cafes, and restaurants as well as sporting, RSL and community clubs.

Steve formerly worked as a Chief of Staff as well as Sport & Recreation, Events, Forestry, Mining and Racing adviser from 2000 to 2007 to Jim Bacon and Paul Lennon and has held numerous Chair and board roles within sporting organisations in Tasmania.

He is a highly experienced non-executive director. His current board positions include the Tasmania Jackjumpers in the National Basketball League (NBL) and Visitor Experience Training (VXT) – A joint entity established by the Tasmanian Hospitality Association (THA) and the Tourism Industry Council of Tasmania (TICT). He is also a Director on the board of Tas Racing, having been appointed in December 2022.
He is a current member of the Carbine Club of Tasmania and a member of the AICD.

He has previously held roles such as:

  • President of the Hobart Chargers Men’s and Ladies Basketball Club in the South Eastern Australia Basketball League (SEABL).
  • Board Member of the Tasmanian Olympic & Paralympic Corporate Fundraising Committee’s for many years.
  • Board member on the Tourism Industry Council of Tasmania (TICT) as well as a former board member of the Carbine Club of Tasmania.
  • President of the Kingborough Tigers Football Club (AFL) in the Tasmanian State-wide League having held the role for Four (4) seasons as well as being the President of the Hobart Phoenix Basketball Club for one (1) year.
  • President of the Sorell Football Club from 2003 – 2006 having taken over the role in 2003 when the club went into recess.
  • Board member of the Glenorchy Cricket Club in the Tasmanian Premier League as well as the past Coach of the Under 17 side.
  • Chair of the Huskies Basketball Advisory Board in the New Zealand National Basketball League (NZ NBL) before the JackJumpers entered the NBL in Tasmania.


With over 30 years of management expertise, Executive Director and Founder of AES, Nick Koerbin is one of the most experienced NFP leaders in Australia. He has held positions as the CEO of Materials Australia, the National Parts Code, as well as senior positions in the Institute of Insurance, Australian Quality Council, the Financial Planning Association, the Australian Human Resources Institute, and the Furniture Industry Association of Australia. Nick created AES with a vision of creating a set of management practices that could be consistently followed to ensure success. Over his 30 years in the industry, he noticed that inconsistent management practices often impeded delivery of services to members, which in turn created issues with membership renewal. By establishing AES and creating the NFP Association Best Practice Self-Assessment, Nick has been able to assist leaders in becoming more confident and informed decision makers so that they can create more effective strategies and implementation plans.

Need more information?

Phone us on 03 8393 9382 or register your details and we will be in touch.

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