The Sports Facilities Advisory Board is the principal committee in sports facility planning and management that provides guidance and addresses challenges, if any to ensure ABF’s goals are met.
Kevin Kilty - Head of International Shooting Sport Federation Academy:
Kevin has been a championship winning coach for almost 20 years and has worked extensively with national teams such as Ireland, Finland, Thailand, and Japan. He holds a doctorate in sports studies awarded by the Azerbaijan State Academy of Sport and has been the leading developer of the globally successful ISSF Academy coach license courses which has seen over one thousand coaches take his courses.
In 2014, Kevin was elected to the Executive Committee of the International Shooting Sports Federation in promoting and developing the shooting sports. Prior to this, Kevin was appointed by the ISSF as the Chair of the Coaches Advisory Committee and as the ISSF representative to the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) Sports Development and Education Consultative Group.
Manisha Malhotra: Manisha Malhotra is a retired professional tennis player from India. Malhotra has won five singles and seven doubles titles on the ITF tour in her career. Manisha was the CEO of Mittal Champions Trust, an initiative to develop world-class athletes in India. Manisha is also one of the founding members of the Indian Tennis Players Association (ITPA), India’s first professional player's body set up to give players a voice to put forward their concerns and views. She was awarded the IOC Women and Sport Awards World Trophy by International Olympic Committee for promoting women in sports
Nandan Kamath (Principal Lawyer, Law NK): Nandan runs a boutique sports and intellectual property law practice in Bangalore advising the country's top athletes, governing bodies, teams, and brands. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School, the University of Oxford (on a Rhodes scholarship) and the National Law School of India. He was an avid cricketer at the junior level, representing the India Under-16's and captaining the Karnataka state team. Previously, Nandan has worked in California, Hong Kong, and India.
Robert P. Gambardella - Sr. Consultant, TSE: Bob Gambardella has been involved in sport at the national and international level in various capacities as a coach and sports administrator. Most recently Bob served as the Chief, Singapore Sport Institute (2009-2016) where he led a team of 124 sports administrators/ sports scientists (seven Ph.D.’s) and managed an operating budget of $S73m. His areas of leadership included High-Performance Sports, Athlete Services, Sports Science, Sports Medicine, Sports Analytics. Prior to his assignment as Chief, Singapore Sport Institute, Gambardella worked at the United States Olympic Committee (2000-2009) in the areas of High Performance and International Relations.
Steve Roush - Partner, TSE: Steve Roush joined TSE Consulting in March 2009 after having served as the Chief of Sports Performance for the United States Olympic Committee from 2000 to 2009. At the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, Team USA enjoyed a record medal haul (110) for the organization. During his tenure at the USOC, Roush oversaw all sports operations for the organization including three USA Olympic Training Centers with a total budget of roughly $50 Million. Steve gained extensive experience streamlining performance efforts and maximizing resources between the NGBs and the USOC including developing systems for improved accountability, culture and talent pipelines.
Tim Harkness - Head of Sports Science, Chelsea Football Club: Tim joined Chelsea in 2009 and has been part of the club’s backroom staff for the large part of its modern era. In his current role as Head of Sports Science and Psychology, he sits at the intersection of data and intuition and is responsible for advising on a range of decisions. Tim went to school in Durban, South Africa, received a Masters degree from the University of KwaZulu Natal in 1996, and qualified as a Counselling Psychologist in 1998. He has worked with Olympic athletes since The Sydney 2000 Games and has been involved with participants at every Olympics since then. He has also worked in professional sports such as rugby, cricket, hockey, mixed martial arts, golf, and motorsport. In 2007, Tim began work with the Mittal Trust, which sponsored a delegation of Indian athletes who came to Durban to train.