He was the Surfing Studies Course Coordinator at Southern Cross University from 2004-2014 and is currently doing a Masters research project looking at the relationship between strategic planning and performance in Australian surf schools.
Jak Carroll has extensive experience in sport management, surfing studies and education.
Following the completion of university studies in sport administration and journalism, he commenced working in the sport industry in 1989. He has worked for leading organisations including the Confederation of Australian Sport, Australian Institute of Sport and the North Coast Academy of Sport.
He has undertaken many voluntary roles including being President of the ACT Chapter of the Australian Society of Sport Administrators, Regional Coordinator for the NSW Sports Council for the Disabled, Committee Member for the Lismore Masters Games, and Chairman of Surf World Gold Coast.
Jak has also undertaken consultancy projects for the Australian Sports Commission, Surfing Australia, Lismore City Council and the Kokoda Challenge Foundation.
As a sport journalist, Jak has written articles for publications such as Inside Sport, Australian Runner and Australian Playboy and is a former editor of Sport Report magazine. He was a media officer for the Australian team for the 1993 World University Games and was a member of the Olympic News Service team for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.
Jak was employed as the Surfing Studies program coordinator at Southern Cross University from 2004-2014. He is currently undertaking a research project looking at the relationship between strategic planning and performance in Australian surf schools.