Noeleen Dix, President
A former Australian player and Executive Officer of Netball Australia, Noeleen Dix is highly respected sports administrator who has held senior management positions across a range of sports and events, bringing a wealth of experience to her role as the President of Netball Australia. She is currently the General Manager of Masters Swimming, was Manager of the 1991 World Netball Championships in Sydney, and Program Manager - Competitions for the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games. Noeleen has also held management roles with the Australian Masters Games and 1997 World Basketball Championships for Men (22/U). She was a member of the Board from 2002 until 2005, elected President in 2006 and re-elected in 2010. Noeleen served as the inaugural Chair of the TTNL Board,is secretary of the Asian Netball Federation and has been Australia’s delegate to INF since 2006.
Director appointed: April 29, 2006
Sue Taylor AM, Director
Vice President of the International Netball Federation. A former Director of the Commonwealth Games Federation and Australia’s delegate to IFNA from 1989 to 2007, Sue Taylor has an extensive background in sport law and administration. One of only a few Australian women to represent their sport in a leadership position internationally, Sue is also a former President and Chair of the Netball Australia Board. On her appointment to the IFNA Board in 2007, she cited developing the sport in the key markets of Asia and Africa among her long-term goals to strengthen international competitiveness.
Director appointed: September 28, 1995
Pam Smith, JP, Director
Pam Smith offers the Board a wealth of experience in all the major functions relating to the management and administration of not-for-profit organisations, particularly in the sport and enterprise education areas. She is currently the Chair of the Netball Australia Audit and Risk Committee, Deputy Chair of the Parramatta Stadium Trust and Chair of the Stadium’s Finance and Audit Committee. Internationally, Pam was Vice President of IFNA from 2003-2005 and is also a former Director of the Commonwealth Games Association and the Australian Commonwealth Games Foundation. Pam’s long involvement with netball includes a previous term on the Netball Australia Board from 1996-2003 as part of her role as National Executive Director, a position she held from 1990-2003. Pam also holds a Masters in Political Science and is a Justice of the Peace
Director appointed: April 29, 2006
Jan Sutherland JP, GAICD Director, Director
Currently the CEO of Sport SA, Jan Sutherland is a respected identity in South Australian sport. Her key strengths of collaboration, extensive liaison and networking across the sports industry, government, corporate sectors and the community have been a significant asset to the NA Board since her current appointment in 2006 and previous stint as Director from 2000-2004. Formerly a Physical Education teacher, Jan has a strong netball background through her roles as board member of SANA, State Age coach (level 2) and A grade umpire. She has held numerous directorships and advisory roles and was recently a selector on the Netball SA Team of the Century.
Director appointed: September 16, 2006
Marina Go, Director
Marina Go has 20+ years in building commercially successful brands that connect deeply with consumer groups across the print and digital mediums. She is an inspirational and forward thinking publisher who has held a number of leadership roles at ACP, Pacific Magazines and Fairfax. Marina is Publisher of Private Media, an independent digital media company that publishes key media brands such as Crikey, Smart Company and Women's Agenda. She also lectures at the Australian Writers’ Centre and was recently appointed to The Sydney Symphony Vanguard. Marina has a BA (Mass Communications) from Macquarie University and an MBA (Executive) from The Australian Graduate School of Management.
Director appointed: August 18, 2007
Wilma Shakespear AM, Director
Wilma Shakespear is the founding Director of two very successful high performance centres; the Queensland Academy of Sport in Australia and the English Institute of Sport in the UK. Representing Australia as a netball player and a coach she can lay claim to three World Championship titles. She went on to make her biggest contribution to netball off the court in the field of High Performance and her achievements in that area were recognised in 2010 when she was inducted into netball’s Hall of Fame as a General Member. Named as a member of Netball Victoria’s Team of the Century in 2000, Wilma’s influence across all areas of the game has been considerable.
Director appointed: April 9, 2011
Kevin Roberts, BCom, Grad Dip Mgmt, GAICD, Director
A former professional sportsperson, a business leader with an outstanding track record domestically and globally and a father of five daughters, Kevin is passionate about the role that team sports such as netball can play in helping girls pursue the achievement of their dreams in sport and in life. Through his many senior positions, Kevin has developed a reputation for outstanding financial skills, commercial acumen and leadership competencies and in terms of corporate governance, he possesses significant Board experience. Kevin has held the role of Senior Vice President with the adidas Group globally and, as former CEO and Managing Director of Colorado Group, he worked with receivers to restructure the company’s balance sheet and business, securing a viable future for the group under the new entity of Fusion Retail Brands. Kevin is also a Director of Cricket Australia.
Director appointed 1 June 2012
Paolina Hunt, Director
A competent and highly motivated general manager with genuine all round experience, Paolina has a proven ability to add value to organisations undergoing significant change. The combination of her law degree and extensive business background have allowed her to deliver a range of achievements across all business functions on both a strategic and ‘hands on’ basis. Most recently she worked as a corporate litigation solicitor and she’s also consulted on various process re-engineering and HR related projects. A former AIS scholarship holder, Paolina grew up in Sydney, has spent time in Canberra, Perth, Melbourne, and Adelaide, and was involved in netball at some level in each of those states; either as a player, coach, umpire and/or administrator.
Bachelor of Laws with Honours, Master of Business Administration – Advanced (MBBA)
Director appointed 1 June 2012