Netball Australia’s Board of Directors consists of a Chair and five Directors who are elected and two Directors appointed by the Board.
The Board meets a minimum of six times a year.
The Netball Australia Board continues its commitment to strong governance, sound decision making and national strategic leadership.
- Anne-Marie Corboy, Chair
- Robert Shaw, President
- Kathryn Harby-Williams, Director
- Paolina Hunt, Director
- Cheryl McCormack, Director
- Geoff Parmenter, Director
- Glenn Russell, Director
- Karen Stocks, Director
Anne-Marie Corboy, Chair
Anne-Marie is a current Director of Utilities of Australia, mecu Limited – trading as Bank Australia, the Mother’s Day Classic Foundation and TTNL. She is also Vice-President of the Asian Netball Federation. Anne-Marie is the former CEO of HESTA, the industry superannuation fund for health and community services and former Company Secretary to its trustee company H.E.S.T. Australia Ltd. Anne-Marie has over 20 years’ experience as a Director for a range of organisations including the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Victorian Superannuation Board and Australian Council for Superannuation Investors and was a trustee on the MCG Trust. She has twice been recognised as one of Australia’s 100 Women of Influence by Westpac and the Australian Financial Review (2013, 2014) and in 2014 was awarded the Board/Management Category. In 2011 Anne-Marie was also listed as one of Australia’s True Leaders by the Australian Financial Review.
Director first appointed February 1, 2014 then elected May 2, 2015
Robert Shaw, President
Robert Shaw is a successful Business Entrepreneur and avid supporter of industry related “not for profit” organisations.
Having started his career in the building industry as a trade qualified carpenter at the age of 16, Robert has continued to extend his industry and business knowledge and interests and is currently an owner and director of five successful private sector businesses including, Daly & Shaw Pty Ltd, Daly & Shaw Building Pty Ltd, Western Ladders Pty Ltd, Western Timbers Pty Ltd and Heritage Pioneer Developments. Robert’s industry knowledge ranges from residential and commercial building and property development, through to ladder manufacturing and timber products.
In 2003 Robert joined the housing council of Master Builders WA and in 2011 became their State President, serving a three-year term. During this time Robert also served seven years as a director of Netball WA, four of which as the State President, loving the challenge of time management whilst contributing his knowledge of private sector business management to benefit not for profit organisations. Robert is currently a Director of Master Builders Australia.
Robert’s passion and interest in netball started some 22 years ago when his two daughters started playing.
Director first appointed May 27, 2016
Paolina Hunt, Director
Paolina Hunt is a Business Manager with operational and strategic experience across a number of industries. The combination of her law degree, extensive business background and creative approach make her a valuable member of the NA Board. She is currently Chair of NA’s Nomination & Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit & Risk Committee.
Paolina is passionate about the contribution netball makes to the social fabric of communities and the support network it provides for young girls and women at every level of the sport. A former AIS scholarship holder, she grew up in Sydney, has spent time in Canberra, Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne, and was involved in netball at some level in each of those states – either as a player, coach, umpire and/or administrator.
Paolina has a Law degree and an MBA.
Director appointed 1 June, 2012
Kathryn Harby-Williams, Director
One of the modern day greats, Kathryn Harby-Williams played 94 Tests for Australia between 1990 and 2003 and captained her country for four years. She was part of Australia’s triumphant 1995 and 1999 World Championship sides as well as winning Gold medals at the 1998 and 2002 Commonwealth Games. The goal defender was named the inaugural captain of the Adelaide Thunderbirds in the Commonwealth Bank Trophy, holding that position from 1997 until her retirement. Harby-Williams then spent several years living and working in radio and television in New Zealand – where she also briefly came out of retirement to play for the Auckland Diamonds in the National Bank Cup – before returning to Australia. Sport is in her blood, a Bachelor of Management proving useful in gaining the highly sought after role of Commercial Manager at the AFL’s Adelaide Crows (1997-2000). She is now part of the Fox Sports commentary team. Kathryn’s involvement in junior netball has now come full circle with her daughter’s participation in the ANZ NetSetGO programme. As a result, and given the popularity of the sport in her area, she was instrumental in establishing a netball club and program at her daughter’s school.
Director appointed 27 April, 2013
Geoff Parmenter, Director
Geoff Parmenter has more than 20 years executive and General Management experience in Australia and internationally. Between 2007-2011 he was Chief Executive of Events NSW, a State Government-owned company responsible for developing the first structured annual events calendar for Sydney and New South Wales. He is currently the Executive General Manager Group Marketing and Communications at Echo Entertainment Group. Geoff has significant experience in the events industry having worked on three Olympic Games, two FIFA World Cups and four Rugby World Cups between 1990 and 2006. He has also successfully operated his own consultancy business where his clients included the Istanbul 2020 Olympic Bid Organisation, the New South Wales Government and the Dubai Government. During his time as Chief Executive Officer of Events NSW, he was closely involved in securing the Netball World Cup SYDNEY 2015.
Director appointed September 19, 2014
Cheryl McCormack, Director
Cheryl McCormack is a former Australian representative in netball and touch football who brings a wealth of experience in Sports Management and Marketing to the Board. McCormack played nine Tests for Australia from 1985 until 1986, making her international debut against Trinidad & Tobago in Melbourne. McCormack has held Senior Management positions in the key professional sports of AFL, NRL and Racing and has experience working on major events including the IRB Rugby World Cup. She currently works for the NSW Government’s lead agency for Tourism and Major Events Destination New South Wales. In her role at Destination NSW, she was Project Director for the recent ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.
Director appointed May 2, 2015
Glenn Russell, Director
Glenn Russell is a Chartered Accountant and Solicitor with a track record of advising Senior Management and Boards of public and private companies in strategic financial management. He is a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers Australia and served as Director in PwC Brisbane between 2007-2012. He has worked in Perth and Indonesia and is a State Council Member of Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand. He has served as a Board member of the Queensland Rugby Union Ltd and a mentor in the Smith Family’s itrack programme.
Director appointed August 29, 2015
Karen Stocks, Director
Since September 2013, Karen Stocks has been Managing Director of Twitter Australia where she leads the Australian operation and supported netball’s growth on the popular social media platform. She was also an Ambassador at the Netball World Cup SYDNEY 2015. Prior to joining Twitter Australia, Karen held several roles at Google in both Australia and Asia Pacific and has spent 12 years at Vodafone. Karen holds a Bachelor’s in Financial Administration, an MBA and is a member of CPA Australia with a passion of bringing new technologies to enhance the customer experience. Karen is a passionate netball follower who is excited to contribute to the sport’s increasing popularity.
Director appointed August 29, 2015