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Former AFL club executive named new Chief Executive at Netball Australia
Netball Australia has named Kelly Ryan as its new Chief Executive, replacing Marne Fechner, who stepped down late last year to join AusCycling, with Ron Steiner holding the role on an interim basis for the past eight months.
With a marketing background, Ryan joins Netball Australia after holding positions with Gold Coast and Western Bulldogs AFL clubs and most recently at Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium.
Netball Australia Chair Marina Go said Ryan had been chosen from a strong field of candidates and had impressing the selection panel with her “ambition for Australia’s number one participation sport.”
Ryan said she is looking forward to leading netball during such an important time of growth and change and is committed to ensuring the sport remains a leading sport for women, advising in a statement “I am honoured to be selected to lead netball at such an important time.
“Suncorp Super Netball is one of the best elite competitions in the world, grassroots netball is Australia’s number one participation code, and we’re on the brink of a new media rights partnership that will create so many new opportunities from community netball to the Origin Australian Diamonds.
“I am committed to the strategic direction of netball and look forward to working with our board and stakeholders to deliver strong opportunities for our game.
“Importantly, I’m the mother of two young daughters and am proud to now lead the sport with a mission to help young women and girls to shine by building their confidence and connecting their communities.”
Go went on to stated “Kelly comes to netball at a pivotal time in our sport’s development.
“While her experience and track record of leadership is impeccable, it is her drive and strategic ambition for netball that most excites us,” she said.
Go also thanked Steiner for his work as interim Chief Executive, adding “Ron could have just kept the ship steady while we found our new leader.
“Instead, he drove us forward, playing key roles in governance reform, our new Foxtel Group rights deal and the significant challenges of on-going COVID19 disruptions.”
Ryan will begin her new role with Netball Australia on 7th July.
4th June 2021 - International Netball Federation reveals new World Netball brand
26th April 2021 - Australia wins right to host 2027 Netball World Cup
3rd April 2021 - Netball Australia starts search for new Chief Executive
18th February 2021 - Netball Tasmania announces push for Super Netball license
12th December 2020 - More flexibility in uniforms key to reversing ‘obvious decline’ in Australia netball
11th December 2020 - Review of Australian netball calls for radical changes
20th November 2020 - Suncorp Super Netball Chief Executive to step down
21st October 2020 - Super Netball reports viewing increase
20th October 2020 - New netball centre first facility completed at Gold Coast’s Pimpama Sports Hub
27th September 2020 - Agreement to see Super Netball players receive at least 90% of their full salaries
16th September 2020 - Brisbane’s Nissan Arena to host Super Netball Grand Final
29th August 2020 - Netball Australia selects Stacey Marinkovich as new Diamonds Head Coach
28th August 2020 - Super Netball commits to matches in Cairns and Townsville
30th June 2020 - Netball Australia looks to secure 2027 Netball World Cup for Sydney
18th June 2020 - Netball Australia to join National Redress Scheme
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