Netball SA
Sportspeople Recruitment

Chief Executive Officer

Netball South Australia

  • Adelaide South Australia Australia
  • Full Time
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  • State Sport Organisation and elite team
  • Strategic leadership and stakeholder management focus
  • Membership, operational and facility management 

Netball is the leading women’s participation sport in Australia.  Netball SA is the peak State Sporting Organisation for netball in South Australia and is affiliated with Netball Australia. It comprises 41 associations, including 8 regional academies and 1 metropolitan academy, 350 affiliated clubs, over 36,000 members and 35 full time and part time staff.  It is one of the largest State Sporting Organisations in South Australia. 

Netball SA is responsible for the governance, development, promotion and administration of netball throughout South Australia and has the responsibility for servicing its members, the operations of Priceline Stadium and the running of its elite team, the Adelaide Thunderbirds.

This is an exciting time to be joining Netball SA with the organisation recently completing a new strategic plan. Also, work has commenced on the phase 1 upgrade of the Priceline Stadium facility, which has been supported by $6.1M of State Government funding. The Adelaide Thunderbirds will again compete in the Suncorp Super Netball (SSN) with a refreshed playing list and a new coach.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is hired by and reports to the Board and will be responsible for carrying out the organisation’s strategic plan and policies and adhering to the Netball SA Constitution. The CEO is held accountable for all aspects of Netball SA’s operations and management to ensure the success of Netball SA and its activities.

This role requires an energetic and innovative strategic thinker with leadership experience within a service-based membership organisation.

To be considered for this role, you will have a successful track record in managing like-sized businesses, budgets and resources whilst delivering against strategic objectives and driving business development. Your commercial acumen will be matched by your sound judgement, creative decision-making capability, and the capacity to negotiate the best possible outcomes for Netball SA whilst at all times maintaining support and engagement of the Netball SA stakeholder family. 

A background in sport, venue or facility management would be highly regarded, and you must be committed to providing strong foundations for the long term growth and success of netball in South Australia. 

This is a unique opportunity to lead the sustained success of netball in South Australia both strategically and operationally.

Essential Requirements

  • Working with children check

Desirable Criteria


Employer and Other Details

This is a fantastic opportunity to mentor and lead an enthusiastic and committed team and shape a vision for netball in South Australia and beyond.

Adelaide is a wonderful city to live in, with a Mediterranean climate, low cost of living and a sport-enthused culture. Residents enjoy a wonderful work-life balance in the “20 minute city” where everything is close by and some of Australia’s most popular tourist destinations are only a stone’s throw away!

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Please note Sportspeople Recruitment will commence screening and interviewing for this role immediately. If you are intending to apply, please do so now to avoid missing out on this opportunity. 

Preferred Format: Sportspeople Recruitment prefers a CV of no more than 6 pages sent in MS Word file format.

Candidates must also complete and submit the Sportspeople Recruitment Application Form (attached to this advertisement) which contains questions against which we require your specific response prior to considering your application. Please include a 2 page cover letter at the bottom of the Application Form.

Your application should be sent electronically to with the subject identifier of the email to be formatted as follows:
181218-01 CEO Netball South Australia <<Your Name>>

The Chief Executive Officer, Netball South Australia recruitment assignment is being managed exclusively by Sportspeople Recruitment - a specialist division of People Recruitment Group.

Scott Oakhill

+61 (0408) 258 337, FREECALL 1800 634 388

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