Meet the Team

Mike McLaughlin – MSC Director / Lead Consultant

As the Director and Lead Consultant for MSC, Mike is responsible for the development and delivery of all MSC products and services. Mike is super passionate about the industry …

“Done well, sport and recreation changes people’s lives for the better! I take great satisfaction in helping our clients achieve their organisational goals and fulfil their full potential. I love helping clients to think about situations differently – The impact this new perspective has on changing the behaviour of their organisation, their team, themselves and/or their stakeholders makes the change management struggle worthwhile. It’s really easy to go to work every day!”

Mike’s experience is extensive. He’s worked in the industry for more than 30 years, across an expansive range of projects, with organisations at all levels of the international and domestic Sport and Recreation Industry. Refer to the MSC Project Experience page for more information.


  • Master of Business Administration – Sport Management
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Sports Studies)
  • Graduate Diploma of Sports Coaching
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Work History

Mike has been the Director / Lead Consultant of McLaughlin Sports Consultancy, on a full time basis, since 2002.

Prior to this (between 1995-2002), Mike worked in various other full time roles within the Sport & Recreation Industry, including AIS Scholarship Coach (Swimming); National / State Sporting Organisation Development Manager; Australian Sports Commission Sport Education Consultant; TAFE Leading Teacher; and International Private School Sports Excellence Programs Manager. Mike has also worked as a Sessional University Lecturer (Sports Management and Sports Coaching) at Griffith University (Gold Coast Campus) and the University of Canberra. 

Belinda Sadler – Business Operations & Executive Support

Belinda has been working at MSC since 2004.

Her role covers Financial Management; Content Editing; Resource Design; Management of Stakeholder Consultation Platforms; IT Management; and the coordination of project logistics, including executive support for Mike and his project teams, to ensure MSC delivers project stages on time, every time.

“Sport has always been a huge part of my life. I love the competition and physical challenge; but more than that, I love the life lessons and camaraderie sport provides. 

MSC allows me the opportunity to work with Mike & his project teams on exciting and innovative projects, in the industry I love. As far as work goes, it doesn’t get much better!


  • Bachelor of Sports Studies (Administration / Media)
  • Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training

MSC Project Teams

Having worked in the Australian and International Sport and Recreation Industry for over 30 years; and having worked with more than 300 sporting organisations, spanning a vast  array of project areas, Mike McLaughlin has developed a valuable network of trusted & experienced colleagues. As required, Mike draws on this network of colleagues to build the best possible MSC Project Team for each individual project.