Executive Staff

Ash Smith, Co-Founder & CEO
Born & Raised in Adelaide, “The City of Churches”. Inspired by his brothers Golf success at IHCC & UAB, developed Athletes Dream while working as a College Consultant for Athletes in Australia, Asia, Europe, UK and the USA. Chief Energy Officer, Ash is also the Founder and President of ADO, The Global Athlete Eligibility Centre.

Tony Giles, Co-Founder & Chairman
Founder AWDS Group in 1988. Several decades experience in Third Party Logistics & Supply Chain Management. Member of Australian Institute Company Directors, Logistics Association of Australia & former board member Port Adelaide Football Club. 10 years Pro Australian Football, 1975-1984. 8x State Team, 4x Championships and 1983 All-Australian. Life Member Port Adelaide Football Club.

Chris Shee, Recruitment Director
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Schooling in Switzerland and Australia, living in Montreal Canada. Represented SASI Basketball 99/00 against NCAA & European Teams. Over a decade experience securing Scholarships for Student Athletes. Unbelievable patience conversing with Coaches, Athletes and Parents. Chris plays a pivotal role and his expert guidance has helped generate over US$80m in four year scholarship value.

Robert Hunt, Accounts & Finance Manager
Finance Manager of AWDS Group which has major International & Domestic clients distributing medical, optical, cosmetic, pharmaceutical, wine, printed publication, importers, building and plumbing, giftware, reprographic and grocery supplies. Annual audit by Deloitte Accounting.