Netball Queensland appoints new independent Directors

Netball Queensland is pleased to announce the appointment of Kristin Devitt and Tony Jermyn as independent Board Directors on a two-year term.

As the Managing Director of Queensland public relations firm KDPR, Ms Devitt has forged a sterling reputation across 25 years providing strategic communication advice to senior leaders in government, corporate and not-for-profit sectors.

Mr Jermyn is the current Chief Operating Officer of Australian University Sport and has led a period of widespread organisational change culminating in unprecedented member engagement, event success and financial growth.

Ms Devitt and Mr Jermyn join Ian Fullagar as appointed Directors, with Jane Seawright (President), Mark McLeod, Chris King and Marie Kavanagh making up Netball Queensland’s contingent of elected Directors.

Netball Queensland CEO Catherine Clark said the appointments added further strength to an already robust and accomplished board.

“We are excited to announce the appointments of Kristin and Tony to the Netball Queensland board,” Ms Clark said.

“As leaders in their respective fields, they will provide valuable leadership and direction-setting as we strive towards realising our 2019 ambition of optimising the access, popularity and commercialisation of netball in Queensland.

“The appointment of Directors with the business acumen of Kristin and Tony speaks volumes about the hugely exciting future we are building for our sport. We welcome them to the team and look forward to an exciting two years ahead.”

New Netball Queensland board Director Kristin Devitt.

Ms Devitt said she was excited to play a hand in shaping the short and long-term future of netball in Queensland.

“I didn’t hesitate to join the Board of Netball Queensland and I’m very much looking forward to contributing at an exciting time for the sport in this state,” Ms Devitt said.

“From strengthening ties with our engaged community of more than 300,000 to visionary new programs such as Diamond Spirit, there is an exciting future for netball in Queensland under the stewardship of CEO Catherine Clarke.

“Netball is the premier sport played by women and girls in Queensland and an opportunity to support its development from grassroots clubs to our champion Firebirds will be an honour.”

New Netball Queensland board Director Tony Jermyn.

Mr Jermyn said he looked forward to helping Netball Queensland continue its strong growth.

“It is clear Netball Queensland is approaching some exciting and challenging times ahead, including the impending opening of the new State Home of Netball facility,” Mr Jermyn said.

“I am very excited to bring my skills and experience of over 15 years in the national sporting landscape to help achieve our objective of becoming a world leading sports organisation.”