ENSW Office Staff

Bruce Farrar - Chief Executive Officer

Bruce comes to us with twenty years of corporate experience, having held CEO and Managing Director roles in both the private and public sectors. He has a Bachelor of Engineering, a Master of Business Administration and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

His passion for horse sports is shared with his wife Sam and together they have competed in Eventing, Dressage and Showjumping. Bruce describes his equestrian pursuits as an ex rugby player competing enthusiastically without the pre-requisite style, rhythm and balance.

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Andrea Webb - Projects Manager

Andrea has joined us as a Project Manager, working closely with the CEO on a variety of initiatives and projects and looks after Interschools, the website and social media. Andrea comes to us with a wealth of administration and marketing experience in the corporate arena and her skill and extensive knowledge of equestrian sport from her many years as a volunteer and official.

She is an FEI and EA official and is often seen at competitions in NSW most weekends and will be familiar to you all. Andrea also received NSW Volunteer of the Year award in 2011. She lives in the Southern Highlands region.

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Nichole Knox - Finance Manager (Mon/Tues/Wed)

Nichole Knox is a former Chartered Accountant with a Bachelor of Business and a Graduate diploma in Taxation Law. She comes with 27 experience in the accounting profession. Nichole has worked for both large and small accounting practices, mainly dealing with the accounting and taxation functions of small to medium sized businesses. She has also over the years performed bookkeeping functions for a variety of small businesses, including a community based preschool, an aged care consultancy business and a resource recovery centre.

Nichole lives on an acreage in the Camden area with her husband Gary and 3 children. She also shares her home with Mack the kelpie, 2 cats and 4 chickens. Nichole enjoys skiing with her family every winter but also likes to curl up with a good book.

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Sue Birch - NCAS Co-ordinator/ Dressage Consultant 

Sue is the one of the long standing team members at Equestrian NSW, first joining us in August 2002. Coming from a coporate background, Sue has worked at IBM in office anministration and NAB in a range of finance and marketing managerial roles servicing metropolitan and rural NSW and QLD. Sue achieved a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing) degree from the UNSW and a Diploma in Direct Marketing. 

Sue is our resident dressage guru and is a D level dressage judge and National Para Equestrian Judge. Sue can be found most weekends judging at events around Sydney. Home is in the Hawkesbury with, a collection of horses, and an assortment of rescue jack russells.

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Susie Burns - Member Services

Joined the Equestrian NSW during EI in 2007. She is a qualified Equine Myofunctional Therapist, EA State Show Horse official and runs a horse physio business from home with her husband, Ian.

Susie enjoys competing in dressage and shows her Andalusians.

Susie has 2 children, Emily and Timothy, 5 dogs including 2 spoilt puppies Daisy and Jelly Bean, 2 cats and 5 horses. Home is in Razorback.

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Elysha Sargent - Member Services (Wed/Thurs/Fri)

Elysha joined the staff of the ENSW as a casual for the busy renewal period in 2007 and has never left! After growing up competing in eventing, showjumping and Pony Club she spent 10 years in the racing industry working for some of Australia's best trainers and travelling with horses but felt the need to return home to some "normal horses".

Home is at Razorback on 'the funny farm' with husband Woody, baby Nicholas a very loyal and spoilt jack russell, Maggie and plenty of horses. Elysha hopes one day to make it back out competing.

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