Author Archives: Peter Konnecke

About Peter Konnecke

Experienced professional with a strong background in data analysis, functional design, web usability, key performance indicator development, and data cleansing. I analyse data to make sense of information, clean existing data, and establish processes to ensure new data meets required standards. In recent times I have been using the SAP Master Data Module. (MDM). In the early days of B2B e-commerce in Australia I created processes and designed functions for web applications and tested them with internal and external customers. My experience using Microsoft Excel, Access, Word, Visio, Powerpoint, HTML and CSS, enables me to effectively analyse and correct data. I also create and present reports and strategies to functional teams and senior management. My work style has been described as collaborative, focussed and driven. I approach problems as challenges and see them as opportunities to learn and grow my experience.I set personal goals and work hard to achieve them. Specialties: Internet Search, Web Usability, Content Management, SAP, MDM, Access Database, Excel, Master Data Governance

BBC Radio Interview

Spirit of Sydney member and passionate volunteer Rosemary Mula has been interviewed on BBC Radio about her lifetime of volunteering for the Olympic Movement. Excellent interview …. well done Rosemary.

Please note that this link will deprecate on November 5th 2014.

14th Anniversary – 400 Metres Champion Cathy Freeman

Where did 14 years go ? Tonight we celebrate the 14th Anniversary of the 400m win by Cathy Freeman. The feeling was electric and so was the performance, what an athlete and what a star.


Flashback – 1997 1st Pioneer Volunteer Team Leaders

Here’s a flashback to the heady days of preparing for the Olympic Games in 1997. Pictured here are the first Pioneer Volunteer Team leaders and a special delivery of pizza by Chief Executive Sandy Hollway and Jim Sloman. Ahh those were the days my friends.

1st team leaders meeting pioneer volunteers

1st team leaders meeting pizza delivery

Celebrating the 14th Anniversary of the Sydney Games

Spirit of Sydney celebrated the 14th Anniversary of the Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games on board the historic South Steyne ferry moored in Sydney’s Darling Harbour.

Our team was thrilled to hear about the Rio 2016 Games update and especially the recently launched Volunteer program.

After 14 years we’re still going strong.

SOS Team September 2014

Rio 2016 Unveils Ticket Pricing

Rio 2016 has announced details of its ticket pricing strategy for the Olympic Games, and insisted that more than half of the 7.5 million tickets available will be priced at R70 (€24/$31) or less in a bid to ensure the event is “open to everyone.”


Read more at Sport Business

Rio 2016 Volunteer Program – Social Inclusion

Rosemary Mula has been busy in Brasil with he Volunteer Program getting underway in late August.

These are photos from the day when she went to the Favela (Rio’s poor neighbourhoods) to encourage people there to become 2016 volunteers.

Rosemary actually did the required blood pressure test and then joined the exercise group…..before the speeches.



Rio 2016 Volunteer recruitment begins

Another milestone has been reached in the preparations for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games with the commencement of volunteer recruitment.

Spirit of Sydney member, Rosemary Mula, has been on local television in Brasil and involved in the Volunteer Program launch.


Local television covered the event and ran a story on the program.


Flavia Fontes, is the volunteer program manager and is very excited about the program. Like in Sydney, the volunteers will make the games and will bring much pride to the city and country.


You can watch the video of the TV story by clicking the following link. (Portuguese language)

Sport Matters – Sydney Spring Sail


The annual Sport Matters Sydney Spring Sail is back for 2014 and we would love you to join us for the 2014 Twilight Cruise.

Date: Saturday 20 September 2014
Time: 4.30pm-6.30pm
Departs: Campbell’s Cove Wharf

Click here for more details or to book.

Inside the Games : Rosemary Mula


Spirit of Sydney member, Rosemary Mula, has been featured in a story about volunteering on the Inside the Games website.

Read the story by clicking here.

Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Update -1

Rosemary and Wilf Mula are volunteering with Team Tonga at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Rosemary pictured with a new friend in Glasgow.


Athletes relaxing on the lawn at the Commonwealth Games Village prior to the Opening Ceremony on Wednesday July 23rd.


Whats it like to compete in Mountain Bike ?

Heres a Go Pro video of the UCI World Cup Mountain Bike course in Scotland. We think you’ll agree Mountain Bike is a pretty extreme Olympic sport.

Spirit of Sydney Lunch – Liesel Tesch Paralympian

The Spirit of Sydney Volunteers Group recently held another successful lunch at Sydney’s Darling Harbour on board the historic South Steyne ferry.

We were privileged to host Australian Paralympian Liesel Tesch AM who has represented Australia in Basketball and Sailing at six consecutive Paralympic Games.

Liesel spoke of her triumphs and struggles she experienced on her way to Bronze, Silver (Basketball) and Gold (Sailing) medals at the games.


After an excellent lunch served by the friendly staff on board the South Steyne Ferry Function Centre, the Spirit of Sydney Group assembled for a team photo with Liesel who happened to be celebrating her birthday the same day. Congratulations Liesel and HAPPY BIRTHDAY !