McCormack, pictured right, was elected for a two-year term at Netball Australia’s recent annual general meeting and said she’s delighted to be able to contribute to the future growth of the sport.
“As a former player the sport is close to my heart. I only want to see this sport do well and it’s an exciting time with the Netball World Cup coming up in Sydney,” McCormack said.
“I have no doubt the Netball World Cup will be a great showcase for netball with the eyes of not just Australia but the rest of the world on our sport.
“We also need to continue to grow the ANZ Championship. I hope that my experience over the last two years as a director with Netball New South Wales has provided me with a greater understanding of the issues for the sport at all levels which will enable me to contribute meaningfully to that conversation at Netball Australia Board level.”
McCormack played nine Tests for Australia from 1985 until 1986, making her international debut against Trinidad & Tobago in Melbourne.
A sports marketing and commercial specialist, 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.
“That experience with those commercial sports will allow me to contribute to developing the commercial profile of this fantastic sport in Australia,” McCormack said.
Netball Australia President Noeleen Dix has welcomed McCormack’s appointment, saying her experience, not only as a former player and now director but also in the commercial sector would be an asset.
“Cheryl will bring her marketing expertise, high performance experience and recent knowledge of community and NSW club netball to the table. She understands the culture and will hit the ground running for Netball Australia,” Dix said.
Along with McCormack, Anne-Marie Corboy and Geoff Parmenter have both been elected to the Board for three-year terms.
Sue Taylor and Jan Sutherland have completed nine-year terms on the Board, but both will continue to play important volunteer roles for the organisation.
“Both these women have been involved in the Board that has presided over strong growth, increased professionalism and broader appeal of the sport of Netball during their recent terms,” Dix said.
“They should be very proud of their individual contribution to the sport and I thank them for their hard work over the years and look forward to them continuing their involvement in other aspects of the organisation.”