Nick Sautner

Chief Executive Officer Eden Park

*Winner of Executive of the Year and Supreme Venue Person of the Year - EVANZ 2019, Executive of the Year – TheStadiumBusiness Summit 2019

Nick crossed the Tasman and joined the Eden Park team in June 2016. His 20 years’ experience has included roles at Colonial Stadium, Telstra Dome, Etihad Stadium, Domain Stadium and West Australian Football Commission.

Throughout his career, Nick has remained committed to enhancing business acumen as well as acquiring further technical skills and knowledge. He has studied in China, Germany and the USA and holds Bachelor degrees in Business and Arts, as well as a Master of Business Administration.

Outside of work, Nick played 260 VFL matches and won 5 premierships with Sandringham and 2 VAFA premierships with Wesley Collegians. Amongst a number of individual honours, he kicked 883 goals in the VFL competition and holds the competition record for leading goal kicker.

In 2019 Nick was proud to receive the Executive of the Year award at TheStadiumBusiness Summit, and Venue Executive of the Year and Supreme Venue Person of the Year at the EVANZ Awards. He proudly became a Certified Venue Executive in 2020 with IAVM.

My Speaker Sessions

Wednesday, October 28

LIVE DEBATE: Session 8: The merger of esports and traditional sports
Nikita Buffee Seb Carmichael-Brown James Fraser-Murison (moderator) Greg Merkel Alastair Richardson Nick Sautner


With the current coronavirus pandemic decimating the sporting and events calendar, traditional sports are increasingly using virtual simulations to engage with their fans, further integrating esports into the mainstream sports industry. Many existing Stadium and Arenas are also examining how they can repurpose their spaces to accommodate live esports events.

During this session a panel of industry experts will discuss how traditional sports and stadia  are now integrating esports in to their fan experiences, examining synergies and differences between them as well as sharing their opinions on how this will develop further in the future.


Wednesday , October 28, 16:30 - 17:30
Ben Akroyd Gavin Poole