CEO – Netball Victoria

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

Chief Financial Officer – Netball New South Wales

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.

Executive Support Manager – England Netball

This is a critical new role to support our CEO and Executive Team, to deliver our ambitious Adventure strategy. As Executive Support Manager you will: 

  • Provide proactive executive support to our CEO, Executive Team and Board
  • Line manage and provide secondary cover for our Business Support Manager who is responsible for providing operations support for the wider organisation 
  • Build excellent working relationships with colleagues across the business and key external stakeholders
  • Establish efficient processes and reporting
  • Contribute to and lead special projects across various areas of the organisation

If you have excellent organisational, and communication skills and a proven record of supporting senior executives to operate optimally we want to hear from you!

General Manager – Saudi Netball


We are looking for a General Manager to oversee all staff, budgets, and operations of Saudi Netball Federation (SNF).

A General Manager’s responsibilities include formulating the overall Go-to-Market strategy of Saudi Netball, managing the people of SNF, and establishing the necessary policies that enable the federation and the game to grow.

To be successful in this role, you should be a thoughtful leader and a confident decision-maker, helping our people and community to develop and participate in the game while ensuring the sustainability of the federation and the game.

Ultimately, you’ll lead the growth of Netball in Saudi.


  • Oversee day-to-day operations
  • Design strategy and set goals for growth
  • Maintain budgets and optimize expenses
  • Set policies and processes
  • Ensure SNF team members work productively and develop professionally
  • Oversee recruitment and training of new employees
  • Evaluate and improve operations and financial performance
  • Direct the employee assessment process
  • Prepare regular reports for upper management
  • Provide solutions to issues (e.g. funding, game accessibility, game awareness, sustainability of communal programs, etc…)


  • Proven experience as a General Manager or similar executive role
  • Experience in planning and budgeting
  • Knowledge of business processes and functions (finance, HR, procurement, operations, etc…)
  • Strong analytical ability
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Outstanding organizational and leadership skills
  • Problem-solving aptitude
  • BSc/BA in Business or relevant field; MSc/MA is a plus

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