Rise Global Managing Director l Michael Dahdal




Michael Dahdal is an established sports development specialist with expertise in sports strategy and planning. Michael has wide experience in planning and implementation of wide ranging strategies in complex international environments. Over the course of his 15 year career in sports he has worked on high profile sports initiatives in Australia, Oceania and through-out the Middle East. His extensive experience in working in complex international environments has positioned him as a leading figure in Sport Development (planning and delivery) in cross-cultural contexts. His ability to navigate around sensitive cross cultural issues, has earned him many plaudits amongst peers.


Michael earned Masters in Education from the University of Southern Queensland, and a Bachelor of Applied Science (Sports Studies) from the University of Western Sydney.


Areas of Expertise:

  • Sports Strategy and Planning

  • Sports Management & Governance

  • Sports Development in Cross Cultural Contexts

  • Program Development & Implementation

  • Sports Sector Reform and Change Management

  • Education



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