Netball Victoria is a highly regarded and successful not for profit, member based peak sporting body for netball in Victoria. Enriching Victorian communities through netball from grassroots to the elite, the Netball Victoria family consists of over 100,000 members who play, umpire, coach or support netball from 159 Netball Associations and Leagues. Netball Victoria also proudly manages the Melbourne Vixens; a high profile and successful team in the Suncorp Super Netball Competition. The organisation is supported by 65 employees comprising of full-time and part time staff.

Netball Victoria is now seeking a new CEO following the recent resignation of Rosie King OAM after a successful 6+ year tenure.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) provides overall strategic and operational leadership for the organisation including a pivotal role in the success of Netball Victoria Member Associations, Leagues and Clubs and the Melbourne Vixens. The CEO is accountable for maintaining a positive culture of challenge, support and collaboration across the whole-of-sport as well as managing relationships with key stakeholders to ensure the organisation’s objectives are met.

The 2023-2026 strategic plan is currently under development and the incoming CEO will be responsible for presenting and implementing this plan within the Victorian netball community.

To be successful in this role you will need to be a true leader and relationship builder; with an honest, upfront, cohesive and collaborative management style. You will need the maturity to lead the NV staff and stakeholder family with commercial acumen to manage the significant financial and commercial portfolio of this established business.

You will be experienced working with a Board of Directors and have the maturity, skills and political savvy to forge a strong relationship with the President, while providing leadership to and working with the Directors.

The CEO will champion the sport of netball, Netball Victoria and the Melbourne Vixens at every opportunity, in particular with Netball Australia, Government and commercial partners. A proven background in engaging and influencing people is essential, with advanced communication and negotiation skills required to build relationships and elicit cooperation from a diverse range of key stakeholders (internal and external), creating win/win outcomes.

While candidates with prior experience in a comparable CEO role will be highly regarded, we are also open to considering those candidates ready to apply the experience gained from a similarly scaled C-suite role. Knowledge and experience of the sport of netball and/or the Australian Sport system is not considered essential, but would be highly regarded.

The Chief Executive Officer, Netball Victoria search and recruitment process is being managed exclusively by Sportspeople Recruitment.

If you are intending to apply, please do so now – we reserve the right to close the role early if sufficient interest is receive

Apply back to Jobs listings