Board & Life Members

Netball Queensland Board

Elected Chair: April 2021 
Appointed Director: October 2016  
Board Sub-Committees: (Chair) Nomination Committee, (Chair) Remuneration Committee and Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee 

Ian has over 25 years’ experience advising and representing sport, business and government on a broad range of issues including corporate management and governance, due diligence and compliance, insurance and risk management, event management including marketing and promotions, dispute resolution and negotiation, contractual, intellectual property, competition law, workplace relations and safety, administrative law issues and constitutional advice. 

Ian boasts broad governance experience as director, chair and company secretary across government, business, sport and other not-for-profit entities. This includes significant involvement over the years in the development of key Sport Sector policies. 
Ian boasts broad governance experience as director, chair and company secretary across government, business, sport and other not-for-profit entities. This includes significant involvement over the years in the development of key Sport Sector policies.

BBus Comms, Sport Governance Q-Sport;  
Elected Director: March 2020 
Appointed Casual Vacancy Director: July 2019  
Board Sub-Committees: (Chair) Technology and Digital Leadership Committee  

Simone has over 20 years’ experience as a strategist creating strong brands from the inside out and is the Managing Director of Publicis Worldwide in Australia. A strong believer in uncovering brand purpose and then leading teams to create experiences spanning across digital, activations, PR, advertising and internal channels. Simone’s leadership has shaped many of Australia’s iconic brands in tourism, health, sport, finance, education with recent specialist behaviour change projects with youth. Simone has strategically led programs to build confidence in girls and young women, believing sport has a strong role to play in building better lives and communities. She has a true love of sport with it being integral in her life from childhood, and now has three children who have participated at various levels in a multitude of sports including netball, hockey, tennis, touch football, rugby union, AFL, soccer, and athletics. She brings on the ground, in community experience through to elite pathway insight right through to leadership of how to engage more people in a sport. 

BBus, Sports and Event Management 
Elected Director: April 2021 

Marg Cedar is passionate about Netball.  Running alongside her 30 years of government experience at the Australian Tax Office, Marg has held a number of positions across netball in North Queensland. 
Having been an active member of Townsville City Netball Association Inc since its formation in 1981, Marg has played, coached at junior, senior and state level, and has her National B umpire badge. 
During this time Marg has also contributed through a number of administration roles, and contributed to developing structures, constitutions, policies, and procedures at both association and club level. As an ardent supporter of netball in North Queensland Marg was one of the driving forces in establishing the Northern Rays. This experience has given her an insight into the infrastructure required to ensure that there is equity in services across the State. 
Marg has been an active member of the Netball Queensland Horizon Three Steering Committee since inception giving her insight into the operational requirements and the direction needed in today’s sporting environment. She has an understanding of the needs of members, partners, sponsors, and government. 
Showing a growth mindset Marg has just completed a Bachelor of Business majoring in Sport and Event Management and Human Resource Management, and is looking forward to sharing her in-depth knowledge of netball and North Queensland in service to the Netball Queensland membership. 

B. Com, G. Dip Fin Planning, G. Dip Applied Finance and Investment.  
Appointed Director: March 2020 
Board Sub-Committees: Technology and Digital Leadership Committee and Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee 

David brings 30 years of experience in financial services, the last 15 of which as a senior executive leading businesses and large teams through significant periods of change and growth. He is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has served on the Boards of companies, not for profits, and industry associations. Currently he is the Group CEO of RACQ, and a director of Queensland Ballet and the Business Council of Co-Operatives and Mutuals (BCCM).  
When he was younger David played rugby union and cricket and more recently has watched his daughter play netball through much of High School.   

DipFin(Mort); Sales Agent Certificate in Real Estate;  
Elected Director: March 2020 
Board Sub-Committees: Diversity and Inclusion Committee and Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee  

Dianne is a qualified finance professional, holding a Diploma in Finance & Mortgage Broking Management. She has over 20 years of experience in the banking and finance industry, originally starting her career in retail banking. Additionally, Dianne has a Sales Agent Certificate in Real Estate and is a Queensland Commissioner for Declarations. 

Netball is Dianne’s lifelong passion, she has played netball since the age of 5 and is still playing today! Netball has given her many opportunities and lifelong friends. She has also given her time and knowledge volunteering as an Association President, coach and umpire. 

Appointed Director June 2021 
Board Sub-Committees: Queensland State Netball Centre Committee.

Mitchell has over 25 years of knowledge in senior leadership roles in both the private and public sectors. He has an MBA; has studied at the Harvard Kennedy School; and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Currently a Chief Executive Officer in Local Government, Mitchell has vast experience at Government stakeholder management. Mitchell was the founding Managing Editor of and has a deep understanding of sport having served as a CEO in both the National Basketball League and A-League and he covered three Olympic Games during his distinguished media career.

Elected Director: April 2022 

Cara has a wealth of Netball knowledge as a player, parent and A-Badge Umpire, having been involved in Commonwealth Games training matches, Australian Institute of Sport Development Camp and pre-season Suncorp Super Netball matches. Cara also brings an impressive professional resume from a successful career as a chartered accountant and Chief Financial Officer. Cara’s long involvement in netball from grass roots level through to Netball Queensland has provided her with a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities for umpires, coaches and players. Cara’s focuses are around strategic direction and longevity of the sport for generations. 

Netball Queensland Board Sub-Committees 

In accordance with the clause 18.2 of the Constitution, the Board of Netball Queensland have established Board Sub-Committees to assist developing initiatives and policies in specialised areas.  

Diversity and Inclusion Board Sub-Committees 
The Diversity and Inclusion Board Sub-Committee supports organisational change to enable Netball to be a leading exemplar of diversity and inclusion in sport. Chaired by former Queensland Firebird Laura Clemesha, this committee develops and recommends to the Board initiatives and policy to support and achieve the Netball Queensland strategy. They also provide advice and guidance on enhancing diversity and inclusiveness and are strong advocates within our community.  

Finance, Audit and Risk Management Board Sub-Committee  
The Finance, Audit and Risk Management committee chaired by Luke Richardson, supports the Board by overseeing the financial reporting along with the annual budget and audit process. They also make recommendations on financial strategy and policies that support and facilitate the achievement of the organisation’s strategic priorities. Risk management plays a part in this portfolio with responsibilities for identifying, assessing, monitoring, and managing risk. 

Nominations Board Sub-Committee 
This Committee Chaired by Ian Fullagar plays a key role in recommending Directors and Committee Member appointments to the Board and Netball Queensland Members.  This includes undertaking independent audits to identify gaps in skills and experience and succession planning.  

Queensland State Netball Centre Board Sub-Committee 
Chaired by Netball Queensland Company Secretary and Chief Operating Officer Mike Anderson, the Queensland State Netball Centre Committee is in place to ensure the objectives and operation of the centre are in alignment with Netball Queensland’s objectives. The committee are responsible for the utilisation and growth of the precinct through a comprehensive business plan which includes a usage policy designed to promote and maximise usage deemed to be in the best interests of Netball Queensland. 

Remuneration Board Sub-Committee 
The role of the Remuneration Committee is to advise and assist Netball Queensland Board to fulfil its responsibilities to members on matters relating to the compensation, bonuses, incentives and remuneration issues of the Chief Executive Officer and staff. The Board Remuneration Committee is not a policy making body but assists the Board by implementing board policy. 

Technology and Digital Leadership Board Sub-Committee 
This Committee supports system-wide digital transformation and a greater capability to adopt emerging technology throughout Netball Queensland.  Led by Chair Simone Waugh, this Committee informs and develops digital strategies to deliver on the objectives of the Netball Queensland Strategic Plan. They also provide guidance and recommendations to management on existing, emerging, and redundant technologies.  

Youth Advisory Board 
The Youth Advisory Board co-chaired by Hannah Yiannakis and Kyra Seaborn provides a forum to discuss youth views, values, and ideas and an opportunity to share issues impacting participation in Netball. 


Advisory Groups 

The following Advisory Groups work with and provide guidance to the Chief Executive Officer and Management to achieve strategic outcomes for Netball Queensland. 

- Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Advisory Group 
- Boys and Men’s Netball Advisory Group  
- Competitions Advisory Group 

Netball Queensland Legacy Life Members

Legacy Life Membership is open to persons who have given voluntary, meritorious service to Netball Queensland for a period of at least ten (10) years. Netball Queensland currently has 30 Legacy Life Members. 

  1. Maureen Atkins
  2. Susan Bamford
  3. June Bothwell AM
  4. Michele Buck*
  5. Janelle Derrington
  6. Bertha Elder*
  7. Morna Franklin
  8. Audrey Fullagar OAM*
  9. Florence Gallagher*
  10. Phyllis Grant*
  11. Doris Howes*
  12. Deirdre Hyland AM*
  13. Jan Maggacis
  14. Mavis Martin OAM*
  15. Madonna McKenna
  16. Lana Midson
  17. Joan Pentecost*
  18. Carole Scott
  19. Annette Smith
  20. Helen Stevens
  21. Olive Stitz*
  22. Ivy Wallace*
  23. Jeanette Warwick BEM*
  24. Elizabeth White
  25. Valda Williamson
  26. Doris T Wilson*
  27. Vicki Wilson OAM
  28. Shirley Winton OAM*
  29. Maisie Wrighton*
  30. Dianne Cocker

*Denotes deceased members.