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President

Graeme has been a member of the Netball SA Board since its inception in 2001 and has been the President of Netball SA since 2009. He is also a member of the Netball SA Stadium Board. Graeme has been involved in the sport, both as an umpire and administrator, for almost 30 years. A chartered accountant by trade, Graeme brings strong financial, governance and change management skills to the board. He is currently employed as the Chief Financial Officer for a national recruitment company. Graeme has also had previous involvement at board level with other sports, namely local football (SANFL) and tennis.

 

 

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Ali Clarke

Appointed to the Netball SA Board in 2014, media personality Ali brings a wealth of skills to Netball SA. Ali has extensive experience in the Adelaide media landscape and brings an integrated knowledge of strategic innovation and creativity to netball. She has worked in the television industry as a sports journalist and courtside reporter for Network Ten’s coverage of Adelaide Thunderbirds games. She has also spent a decade on breakfast radio and is currently a columnist for The Advertiser. Ali has previous board experience with the Julia Farr Foundation and currently runs her own media advisory group, Little Bean Consulting. While she describes her netball playing days as fun rather than fierce, she has three young children and can’t wait for either of her daughters to pick up a netball for the first time.

 

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Susan Comerford

Susan was a member of the inaugural Netball SA Board from 2002 to 2005 and rejoined the board in 2011. Susan commenced her career as a corporate and commercial lawyer, working in a range of roles across private practice, corporate and government. For the past 20 years she has specialised in legal practice management, currently holding the position of People and Practice Manager with one of Adelaide’s largest commercial law firms. Susan’s experience spans across all aspects of general management, with a focus on human resources in the context of professional services. In 2015 as the recipient of an Australian Sports Commission grant for Women Leaders in Sport, she successfully completed the Company Directors’ Course with the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Susan is also a Director and Company Secretary on the Board of the Australasian Legal Practice Management Association, and for the past two years has held the role of Netball SA Delegate to Netball Australia.

 

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Tanya joined the Netball SA Board in 2012. She has considerable experience in corporate governance, having practiced corporate law for the past 13 years. A partner of a corporate law firm, Tanya brings to the board corporate and commercial legal insight and experience. Tanya has other board experience including being a member of the Resources and Energy Lawyers Association and President of the South Australian branch. Tanya has also been involved in netball for many years and in a number of roles including, prior to her move to South Australia, being a member of Netball Queensland’s Disciplinary Tribunal panel and playing and coaching at a representative level.

 

 

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Glenn Docherty

Glenn joined the Netball SA Board in 2012 and comes to the board with a variety of government and board experiences. Glenn is the Mayor of the City of Playford and has been an elected member in Local Government since 2003. He is also Chairman of the National Growth Alliance (NGAA) and a Board Member of the Regional Development Australia (RDA) Adelaide Board and Mark Oliphant College. Glenn brings strong governance, strategic planning, assets management and community engagement skills, as well as policy and political savvy to the board. He is employed by SA Health as a Registered Nurse and has a strong focus on developing the health and wellbeing of young people.

 

 


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Nicole joined the Netball SA Board in February 2015. She brings extensive business experience, having built a successful consulting practice and two online coaching programs over recent years. Her main areas of expertise include business improvement, systems, outsourcing and strategic and business planning; however, she also has a strong background in finance, technology, business acumen and project management. Nicole’s entrepreneurial mindset, education and experience in business brings a unique skillset to the board, and as she was raised in regional SA, she is also passionate about ensuring netball continues to thrive and provide benefits to participants in these areas.

 

 

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Steve Olech

Steve joined the Netball SA board in 2016. With a career spanning 20 years across commercial management, marketing, sales and project management, Steve brings experience within national elite sport and media having worked as General Manager – Port Adelaide Football Club (AFL) developing the Adelaide Oval strategy, setting up the Adelaide Strikers in the Big Bash League for SACA, and national roles with both Austereo and the Nova Network. Now as director of his own management consultancy firm (SO Strategic) and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Steve works with a range of companies within varying industries, developing their business with no strategy for growth the same! Steve knows the importance of embracing and protecting the grass roots of Netball whilst balancing this with growth planning through new commercialisation strategies and developing brand strength. Married with 3 young girls all playing and loving netball, Steve is excited about contributing to the game for the short, medium and long term.

 

 

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Steve Nolis

Steve joined the Netball SA Board in 2016. He has considerable experience at board and Executive Management levels. Steve is the Deputy Chairman of Beyond Bank Australia and Chairman of their Governance and Remuneration Committee.

He is currently General Manager for law firm Duncan Basheer Hannon. Prior to this, Steve worked in Executive Management roles on a state and national level across both Commercial and Government sectors.

His range of expertise includes operations management, change management, human resources, strategic planning, marketing, branding, finance and business development.

Steve’s passion for the sport of Netball is fuelled through his involvement at grass roots club level as a parent and supporter of his daughter who is an active participant.

 

megan carterMegan Carter
Megan joined the Netball SA Board in August 2016. She brings to the board a depth of netball knowledge, with over 15 years experience as a player and 25 years as a coach, most recently as a Premier League coach and intrastate and international coach mentor. Megan possesses experience and a strong skill set in project and change management, stakeholder engagement, assurance, people development and process improvement. Having had first-hand experience in creating an inclusive and growth mind-set culture for teams, programs and clubs, she understands the important role participation and involvement plays in creating confident and resilient young women. Megan is passionate about ensuring netball creates an environment to support integrated success at grassroots, community, club and high performance levels. Her three sons have been the catalyst for her to spread her coaching craft to AFL, where she has realised the greatest gift of coaching is to role model supportive team behaviour and set good work ethic and team focused habits early.