Netball Australia appoints deputy Chief Executive

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 29:  Marne Fechner, General Manager of the 2015 World Netball Championships to be held in Sydney poses for a photo on May 29, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Meredith O'Shea/Fairfax Media)

Netball Australia has announced the appointment of former Netball World Cup SYDNEY 2015 Chief Executive Officer Marne Fechner as the organisation’s first Deputy CEO.

Fechner, who led the organising committee responsible for delivering the best Netball World Cup ever, returns to Netball Australia as Deputy CEO following a restructure of the organisation’s business units.

Previously the Head of Commercial, Fechner was responsible for doubling Netball Australia’s commercial turnover since 2007 and was instrumental in securing new corporate partners for the sport while implementing and leading a national commercial framework.

Fechner will oversee Netball Australia’s Commercial, Marketing, Communications and Events departments.

“Marne is an outstanding leader who has recently delivered the most successful Netball World Cup ever,” Netball Australia’s Chief Executive Officer Kate Palmer said.

“Marne brings a wealth of knowledge to the role and will be responsible for strategic leadership and direction of the organisation’s new and exciting business division as the sport capitalises on the legacy of the Netball World Cup.”

Fechner said she was excited to lead the sport into a new era.

“Netball World Cup SYDNEY 2015 highlighted what the sport is capable of, and with a number of ambitious plans on the table, I’m excited by the challenges that lay ahead,” Fechner said.