Graeme Gilbert

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.



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.



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.



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 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.



Leeanne Grantham

Leeanne joins the Netball SA Board bringing with her considerable sport and major event management experience. She has over 20 years experience as a Senior Executive/CEO with various sports and was Head of the Major Events Division for the SA Government, which saw her successfully bid for many major events and oversee the successful management of the Tour Down Under, Great Aust Outback Cattle Drive, Tasting Australia to name just a few. Leeanne is a current Board Director with Cycling Australia and Oceania Cycling Confederation and has significant Board experience including but not limited to: SA Great (now Brand SA), Basketball Australia, Radio 3UZ, International Rugby 7’s, Whitelion (SA branch), VicHealth Foundation, Women’s Sport Australia, Australian Masters Games, the World Police & Fire Games and others. Leeanne represented SA, Victoria, Qld and Australia in the sport of Basketball and played netball during her younger days.  Leeanne is married with 3 Adult Children and 1 Grandchild, she currently operates Grantham Consulting, having a strong focus on global sport and event personnel recruitment.




Caroline Phillips

Caroline joined the Netball SA Board in February 2018. She comes to the board with a strong understanding of regional netball clubs and associations, having been heavily involved in the Karoonda District Netball Club for the past 10 years. With more than 14 years’ experience in marketing and communications, Caroline has a wealth of knowledge in this field. Caroline has strong connections to the Riverland community, currently being employed as the General Manager of Destination Riverland and elected as Deputy Mayor of the District Council of Karoonda East Murray. She is passionate about netball and believes sport is a major component of the social fabric in regional areas. On the weekends, you will find Caroline cheering on her two daughters who play for Karoonda.




Michelle Pole 

Michelle, the Company Secretary and Senior Legal Counsel of OZ Minerals, is an experienced advisor on legal, commercial and strategic aspects of business operations, along with corporate governance, risk management and compliance. Along with her skills in business, Michelle is a strong advocate for women’s sports. She is thrilled to see the continual growth of netball and is honoured to contribute to helping Netball SA pursue its strategic goals. Michelle first played netball for her local club, Golden Grove at the SA Districts Netball Association and now gets her netball fix from supporting the Adelaide Thunderbirds. She joined the Netball SA Board in February 2018.







Julianne Cirson

Julianne joins the Netball SA Board with over 20 years of experience in South Australian Government with expertise in the execution, implementation and delivery of strategy, governance and change management. Julianne’s long-standing passion for and involvement in netball, which has seen her play the sport, coach, and co-ordinate school and social netball teams, moved her join the Netball SA Audit and Risk Committee in June 2017. The opportunity to further contribute to the sport and use her broad mix of skills, capabilities and experience inspired Julianne to join the Netball SA Board in February 2019. As a Board member Julianne looks forward to continuing to grow the success of netball for all involved in the sport, no matter their age or level.