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RIDA AHMED


8 years’ experience in program management and event delivery, for federal government organisations, as well as multisport international tournaments.

DEGREES
Bachelor of Arts in International Relations & Business Management, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia

LANGUAGES: English, Urdu, Hindi

WORK EXPERIENCE
TOTAL YEARS OF PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: 3
Senior Program Officer, Australian Federal Government, Canberra, Australia

  • Stakeholder engagement and liaison officer for international dignitaries and VVIPs including Heads of States and members of the Diplomatic Corps
  • Organising committee of high-profile international projects with responsibilities including event delivery, procurement, media & marketing, and speech writing
  • Secretariat experience working with Federal Government Ministers and Representatives

Conference Convenor, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia

  • Lead on delivering a successful 7-day conference bid on behalf of the host city
  • Managing the planning and coordination of the event featuring 800 participants from across the Asia-Pacific region with a budget of $500k AUD
  • Supervising and leading a team of 95 staff and volunteers with 11 direct reports including Delegate Affairs, Event Logistics, Venue Operations, Finance & Sponsorship, Guest Security & Protocol, Marketing & Promotions

International Team Liaison, Hockey Australia

  • Responsible for administrative and logistical needs of international teams before and during tournaments including transport, accommodation & meals, training fixtures, and security
  • Working closely with athletes, team officials, technical officials and representatives of respective NOCs and Organising Committees to ensure the best Games experience
  • Tournaments include FIH Champions Trophy (2012) and Gold Coast Commonwealth Games (2018)


OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Recipient of the AISTS Future Female Leader in Sport, Scholarship
  • Premier’s Australia Day Active Citizenship Award (Youth)
  • Pakistan Ambassador’s Community Achievement Award

SKILLS: Athlete Management, Event Management, Public Relations, VIP Management

SPORTS: Australian Football, Cricket, Field Hockey, Tennis


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