Board Members

Jane Seawright – President

Jane brings to the role of President, extensive experience as a commercial lawyer and company director, as well as a long involvement with netball, as a player, coach, parent and administrator. Her experience in netball ranges from coaching junior club teams to President of Downey Park Netball Association and Brisbane North Region, at the same time having a visible advocacy role for the association and the region. She is currently a director of the Residential Tenancies Authority (Queensland) and the Australian Festival of Chamber Music, company secretary and general counsel for CRCMining and Northern Australia Primary Health Limited, and is a former director of Queensland Institute of Medical Research Trust and City North Infrastructure Pty Ltd.

Chris King – Director

Prior to his appointment for the Board, Chris was worked as a Committee member at both a Club and Association, and prior to his appointment acted as an Independent Member of NQ’s Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee. Chris has previous experience in sports administration in football. He is an Audit and Assurance Partner for Pilot Partners in Brisbane.  In his professional role Chris has works with a large number of Not For Profit organisations. He also remains a member of NQ’s Governance and Leadership working group.

Mark McLeod – Director

Mark is a National CEO with Ray White whose focus is to ensure that the business and its people has the capacity to meet targets and KPI’s that allows company strategies to be achieved. His strengths include business, finance, regional diversity, Human Resources, training, developing relationships and widely established networks in business and sport across Queensland and beyond. Growing up in regional Queensland Mark has played sport at state and national levels.

Dr Marie Kavanagh – Director

Marie is a Professor of Accounting. She has a national and international profile in education, particularly accounting and business education and a strong reputation for community engagement. She is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has experience as a Board member on three organisational Boards where she chaired Risk and Compliance, Policy and Planning, and Education and Training committees. Marie has been successful in obtaining funding for and leading several large federally funded projects to promote further business education, training and employment. Marie is the past Chair of the Accounting Education Special Interest Group for the Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ) and an active member of the Australian Centre for Sustainable Business Development in the areas of community leadership and resilience at the University of Southern Queensland. Marie is passionate about several things: the importance of family; building financial literacy capacity in persons of all ages, particularly young people; working in and for community; sustainable energy management; and Netball.

Ian Fullagar – Director

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.

Life Members

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 will call for Life Member nominations in November each year, with nominees voted on at the next Annual General Meeting of the members. Netball Queensland currently has 30 life members. Please see below for a list of Netball Queensland’s 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 Stilz*
  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.