Ryan steps down
Netball Australia CEO Kelly Ryan has informed the Board of Netball Australia of her resignation, effective immediately. Ryan concludes her tenure after being appointed to the role mid-2021.
Netball Australia Chair Wendy Archer thanked Ms Ryan for her commitment to the sport.
“Kelly Ryan has made an enormous contribution to our sport in her time leading Netball Australia,” Archer said.
“She has shown great resilience and integrity during her leadership over her time as CEO.”
In tendering her resignation Ms Ryan said: “Having reached an in-principle agreement on the CPA pay deal, and watched with pride as our Diamonds won the Commonwealth Games and the Netball World Cup, the timing felt right to hand over the reins to a new leader.”
“During my time as CEO I have delivered on the objectives of the Board. We overcame the challenges of coronavirus pandemic to continue a national competition through border closures, experienced strong growth in the national competition, grew netball’s already strong participation numbers, and strengthened the games’ finances.
“Netball Australia has a wonderful team of people who work tirelessly for the benefit of the sport, and I thank them for their continued efforts and for their support.”
Netball Australia’s Executive General Manager Performance Stacey West has been appointed acting Chief Executive Officer.