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Netball Australia have announced that respected sports executive Kelly Ryan will take over as Netball Australia CEO

Netball Australia announced Kelly Ryan, will be taking over as the new Chief Executive Officer on Tuesday afternoon.

Ryan has 15 years of experience spending time at the Gold Coast Suns as a founding board member and Western Bulldogs as Chief Marketing Officer during the clubs 2016 premiership victory and the inception of the Bulldogs AFLW team.

Netball Australia Chair Marina Go said that Ryan was chosen from a pool of extremely well respected and high-quality candidates and believes that Ryan is the best person to lead Australian Netball into the future.

“Kelly comes to netball at a pivotal time in our sport’s development,’’ Go said.

‘’While her experience and track record of leadership is impeccable, it is her drive and strategic ambition for netball that most excites us.”

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Ryan said she is delighted to lead Australian Netball into the future at an important time in the sports development.

“I am honoured to be selected to lead netball at such an important time,” she said.   

“Suncorp Super Netball is one of the best elite competitions in the world, grassroots netball is Australia’s number one participation code, and we’re on the brink of a new media rights partnership that will create so many new opportunities from community netball to the Origin Australian Diamonds. 

“I am committed to the strategic direction of Netball and look forward to working with our board and stakeholders to deliver strong opportunities for our game. Importantly, I’m the mother of two young daughters and am proud to now lead a sport with a mission to help young women and girls to shine by building their confidence and connecting their communities.”

Ryan will start at Netball Australia on July 7th.

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