Highly respected sports administrator, Leeanne Grantham, was elected to the Netball SA Board at the Netball SA Council meeting held last night to fill a casual vacancy.
Grantham boasts extensive sporting industry experience, currently running her own sport consultancy business, as well as sitting on Cycling Australia’s Board and the Oceania Board for Cycling.
Her previous roles include chief executive of the WNBL, head of women’s football for the FFA, chief executive of the World Masters Games, chief executive officer of the Adelaide 36ers and general manager at Events SA.
Netball SA President, Graeme Gilbert, is thrilled to have someone of Grantham’s calibre join the Board.
“Leeanne is a highly credentialed and experienced professional, who will bring a broad skill set and diverse experience to the Netball SA Board,” Gilbert said.
“We are fortunate to have a Board with diverse skills and Leeanne’s industry experience and knowledge base will complement that of the existing Board members.”
“We were really pleased with the interest in the role, with a very strong pool of 14 applicants applying for the one position.”
“It is an exciting time to be involved with netball and the Board looks forward to drawing on Leeanne’s experience as we face the challenges present and deliver our 2020 Strategic Plan.”
Grantham fills the casual vacancy made vacant due to the resignation of Susan Comerford, following her recent appointment to the Netball Australia Board.
Gilbert acknowledged and thanked Susan’s contribution to the sport in her time on the Netball SA Board.
“Susan spent over ten years on the Netball SA Board, as an inaugural member from 2002 to 2005 before re-joining in 2011 until February 2017,” Gilbert said.
“Susan has made a significant contribution to the sport in South Australia during her time on the Netball SA Board and we wish her well as she continues this work on a national level.”
Grantham’s first commitment will be at the June Board meeting.