The Company

Netball NSW is a not-for-profit organisation and is governed by professional staff.  Netball NSW is the peak state sporting organisation responsible for the governance, development, promotion and administration of netball throughout New South Wales and is affiliated to Netball Australia.

Netball holds a unique position in the Australian and NSW sporting landscape.

With 115,000 registered members in NSW alone its participation levels are the envy of many other Australian sports.

Eight out of ten Australian families have had some involvement with netball: either through playing, volunteering, coaching, umpiring, or assisting in the administration of the sport.  Netball has long been the number 1 team sport for women and girls and is expanding rapidly into men’s, mixed and modified formats.

Netball NSW is also the proud home of the two NSW-based Suncorp Super Netball clubs, the NSW Swifts and GIANTS Netball.

The Opportunity

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will support the CEO both strategically and operationally contributing to greater sustainability from grassroots Netball and across its two elite clubs.

The CFO will be primarily responsible for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all strategic and financial related activities of Netball NSW. This will include direct responsibility for finance, forecasting, business planning, corporate governance, legal, risk management, asset and property management, procurement, and information technology.

As a member of the Executive team, you will also provide high level strategic operational advice, leadership and direction to ensure Netball NSW’s strategic objectives are well supported through robust and efficient systems and processes. The role will provide high level expert financial and strategic budget management, developing business plans, supervising business operations, formulating and endorsing relevant company policies and other managerial duties.

As a key member of the Senior Leadership Teams, you will play a lead role in the relationship with Netball Australia and with other States. You will also support the leadership of the SSN team and Support the CEO in Board reporting / management.

The CFO must demonstrate a strong customer orientation and will lead the Venue Operations team who operate Netball Central. The role leads an experienced team across both Finance (4 people) and Venue Operations (5 people).


To be considered for this role, you will have a successful track record in managing a like sized businesses, budgets and resources whilst delivering against strategic objectives.

You will demonstrate the ability to lead a robust culture of effective financial control and an ability to negotiate the best possible outcomes for Netball NSW while at all times maintaining the support and engagement of all stakeholders.

You will be tertiary qualified in accounting or finance (Membership of CPA Australia or Institute of Chartered Accountants) with strong

experience in a strategic executive leadership role, ideally from within a sports environment. You will be a dynamic leader who displays passion for our mission to grow Netball. You will strength and experience across the core functional responsibilities of leadership, governance, relationship/stakeholder management, financial accountability and commercial management.

For more information, please download the Candidate Brief attached.

How to Apply

Please send your CV along with a detailed cover letter to SRI that briefly details why you feel you would be suitable for this role by 20 July 2022.

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