Gary Lung - Treasurer of Equestrian Queensland

Gary has worked in retail, hospitality, sports, IT, legal, financial and equestrian industry. Within each industry, Gary has played a huge part in learning and development (training). Throughout his career, he has worked with individuals and/or organisations (including sports clubs) throughout Australia to assist in developing their training needs and analysis and developing training and assessment strategies and to facilitate their training program. One of Gary's strengths, is educating managers in the principles of adult education. Organisations have approached Gary to review, improve or assist their training staff or managers in their training skills. An example of this is The Department of Human Services (Child Support Agency) where Gary went around Australia training approx. 1000 of their call centre employees.

Gary's background involves:
• Dressage Qld Sports Committee member (over 10 years)
• Festival of Dressage Committee member since its conception.
• Learning and Development Manager and HR Consultant (over 10 years)
• Dressage rider: Competing throughout Australia, PNG and USA up to Grand Prix level.
• EA Level 2 Dressage coach (over 28 years)

The skills Gary brings to the Equestrian Queensland Board are:
• Organisational skills – Throughout all the roles on the various committees and positions held, Gary understands the importance of planning and being organised to successfully put together and run an event.
• Communication skills – Gary has learnt that communication is critical. In his previous career he learnt to communicate with executives, managers, team members and customers.
• Management skills – Gary has held management positions in his previous career in the corporate sector.
• Human Resources skills – Gary has held several positions that required HR skills such are interviewing, counselling, mediating and conflict resolution and critical listening.
• Learning and Development (Training) skills – Gary has a passion for teaching and training.