Keith McAuliffe held a lectureship in Soil Water Management with Massey University and was Chief Executive of the NZ Sports Turf Institute from 1989 to 2009.
Currently he is Head, Consultancy Services Aust., Sports Turf Research Institute, based in Queensland, Australia and is a specialist in sports turf development and management in Australasia and SE Asia, with a particular focus on research and development into construction and drainage.
He has served on various committees and boards, including 8 years as a Director at the International Turfgrass Society and has served as Pitches and Grounds Development Officer for the Asian Cricket Council from 2002 to 2009.
Keith McAuliffe is Head of Consultancy Services for Sports Turf Research Institute (STRI), Australia, based at the Redlands Research Station in Queensland, Australia.
first started working on sports surfaces in 1979, after graduating with an M. Agr.
Sc. Degree from Massey University.
He then returned to the University for an 8 year stint as Lecturer in Soil Water Management, before assuming the role as CEO of the NZ Sports Turf Institute, a position he held for 20 years.
has contributed to numerous research programs, as well as actively coordinated numerous high profile consultancies for international bodies such as FIFA
, Asian Cricket Council
, Board of Control
for Cricket in India, Hong Kong Government, Malaysian Commonwealth Games and Guangzhou Asian Games.
has compiled in excess of 300 articles and given in excess of 260 presentations on soils and sports turf.
main areas of expertise are sports turf drainage systems, construction of turf facilities, performance testing and multi-use of sports stadia.
The title of his
presentation is "Optimising the performance of major multi-use stadia playing surfaces".
Keith McAuliffe (Australia)