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Damian Brown (Director)

Damian has over a decade of experience and a wealth of knowledge gained by fulfilling the responsibilities of a manager and director and in servicing client portfolios. His extensive networks and contacts that transcend the industry combined with his organisational skills, strong work ethic and attention to detail make him a great asset not only to Katapult’s internal operations but his many clients.

Portfolio

Company Director, Client Account Manager, Finance Manager, General Manager

Established Katapult in 2003

Favourite Promotional Products

Branded Rock Candy. There is something innately ingenious about a branded product that you can also eat. They are visually intriguing and gastronomically delicious.

Multi-Tool. How man built Rome prior to the invention of a multi-tool is a genuine marvel. In modern times no handyman is complete without a multi-tool stashed in a convenient place and ready for action for any number of a myriad of taks.

Favourite Quote

“Every day in Africa, a Gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a Lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest Gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn't matter whether you are a Lion or a Gazelle. When the sun comes up, you better be running.” - Abe Gubegna, Ethiopian author & journalist

Experience / Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Education Physical Education 1992
  • Master in Sport Business 2004
  • School Teacher, Secondary 1993 - 1998 (De La Salle College)
  • General Manager, Olympic Communicators (ICMI Speakers & Entertainers) 2000 - 2002
  • Business Development Manager, OJOP (Ernst & Young/ AOC) 1998 - 2000
  • Chairman of the Australian Olympic Committee Athletes’ Commission, 2000 - 2004
  • Executive Board Member, Australian Olympic Committee 2000 - 2004

Achievements / Highlights

  • Sport / Weightlifting, Olympic Games 1992, 1996, 2000 
  • Sport / Weightlifting, Commonwealth Games 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002: (Total of 4 Gold, 1 Silver & 3 Bronze Medals)
  • Flag Bearer, 2002 Opening Ceremony Australian Commonwealth Games Team
  • Commentator, Olympic Games 2004, 2008, 2012 
  • Commentator, Commonwealth Games 2006, 2010 
  • Australia Day Ambassador 2003 - 2015