RJ Houston

Royal Life Saving Society – Australia

RJ is the General Manager – Capability & Industry at Royal Life Saving Australia. RJ’s role at Royal Life Saving focusses on advocating aquatics and bringing industry, community and government organisations together to develop joint strategies and guidance. RJ’s most recent major work projects have focussed on advocating the health, social and economic benefits of the aquatic industry as well as its social value and social impact. RJ has an extensive background in leadership roles across local government, non-profits, aquatic facility management organisations and peak bodies, having started out in the industry as lifeguard and aquatic program instructor over 17 years ago. RJ currently oversees a portfolio of business units for Royal Life Saving’s national office including: VET Training & Aquatic Industry Workforce Development, Lifesaving Education and Swimming Skills, Sport of Lifesaving & Australian Pool Life Saving Championships, Inland Waterway Projects, Aquatic Risk & Safety and Aquatic Industry Advocacy & Development. RJ is currently studying a Masters of Business Administration – Social Impact Specialisation at the Australian Graduate School of Management at the University of New South Wales.