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ROBERT SHEPPARD


Bilingual major event manager and lawyer with four years of international experience in end-to-end event and client management. Diverse experiences in Organising Committees of global mega sporting events.

DEGREES
Certified Associate in Project Management(CAPM), Project Management Institute

Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice

Bachelor in Law

Bachelor in Communication (Journalism Major), Bond University, Gold Coast, Australia

LANGUAGES: French, English, Italian (intermediate)

WORK EXPERIENCE
TOTAL YEARS OF PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: 4

Napoli 2019 Summer Universiade, Athletes’ Villages Resident Services and Operations Manager, Naples, Italy

  • Planning, implementation and integration of services for 8,000 residents in seven athletes’ villages
  • Managed operations onboard two cruise ships during games time which served as the Naples Village, hosting 4,000 delegates from over 100 countries
  • Recruited, trained, managed six staff and 50 volunteers

Glasgow 2018 European Championships, NOC Relations Assistant Manager, Glasgow, United Kingdom

  • Worked closely with various internal and external stakeholders to prepare Federations (NOCs) for their arrival, participation and departure from the event
  • Managed services for NOCs and national teams at 12 hotels for the cycling competition
  • Recruited, trained and managed a team of 50 volunteers

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (Australia), Spectator Services Supervisor, Visa Hub Client Liaison Officer

  • Managed 100 volunteers, creating a memorable experience for 1.5m spectators
  • As part of the Accreditation Functional Area, facilitated the travel of 14,000 stakeholders to Australia and individually processed 2,200 (15%) of all visas
  • Managed and liaised with the Commonwealth Games Federation, NOCs, the IOC, sporting executives and royalty to coordinate their visits to the games

SKILLS: Adaptability, Event Management, Leadership, Problem-solving, Work Under Pressure

SPORTS: Rugby, Swimming, Water Polo

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