Netball NSW Board of Directors announced

On board: Christine Feldmanis and Myles Baron-Hay. Photo: Nigel Owen.

The Board of Netball NSW is delighted to announce that Myles Baron-Hay has joined the organisation as an Appointed Director for a term of 12 months.

The Board is also delighted to announce that Christine Feldmanis has been reappointed as an Appointed Director through until March 2019.

Baron-Hay, who is a former CEO of the Sydney Swans AFL Club, commenced his role on 21 February 2017 and brings a wealth of experience to the role.

Under clause 15.16 of the Netball NSW Constitution, Elected Directors of the Board may appoint two Appointed Directors for a term of up to two years.

After completing a Bachelor of Engineering in Perth, Baron-Hay started his career as a consulting engineer. In 1988 Myles completed a Masters of Business Administration in Sydney and in the following year was appointed Managing Director of Armstrong Jones in New Zealand which is now part of the ING Group.

He served seven years in that role before returning to Australia and holding down senior management positions with Consolidated Constructions – a commercial construction company and the BT Financial Group in both NZ and Australia.  In 2003 he was appointed Chief Executive of the Sydney Swans.  His time at the Swans spanned seven seasons, including the 2005 AFL Premiership, the first for the Club in 72 years!

Since 2010 Myles has been the Managing Director of the Baron-Hay Family Group which is essentially a family office with interests in a range of businesses and a broad and diversified investment portfolio.

“On behalf of the Netball NSW Board of Directors I am delighted to welcome Myles to our wonderful organisation,” Wendy Archer AM, President of Netball NSW, said.

“It is wonderful to have people with a passion for sport involved in the running of netball in our great state and Myles’ track record speaks for itself.

“I know he has a genuine passion for netball and is looking forward to the opportunity to contribute to its development.”

Of Feldmanis’ reappointment, Archer was equally pleased. With strong a background in the finance industry, Feldmanis has amassed over 17 years’ experience sitting on numerous Boards and Board Committees including the Sydney Local Health District, Treasury Group Ltd, Uniting Financial Services and the South Western Sydney Local Health District.

“Netball is growing at a huge rate all over the country and a lot of that is down to the forward thinking of people involved in running the sport and Christine has done a huge amount for us in that area,” Archer said.

“When she first came on board a few years ago I said she would bring outstanding skill and experience that we were going to be able to benefit from and she has done just that.

“Netball NSW is all about inclusion, integrity and striving for excellence – something both Christine and Myles are bringing to us daily.”

Netball NSW would also like to announce that the following people have been re-elected to the Board of Directors Janet Drakos, Carol Murphy and Rodney Watson OAM.

As per the Netball NSW Constitution V1.7.2016, will be a total of three Directors were elected.

The election process was conducted by the Australian Electoral Commission, as per the Netball NSW Election and Postal Voting Policy.

The ballot was declared at the Netball NSW Annual General Meeting on Saturday 25 March 2017 at the Genea Netball Centre, Sydney Olympic Park.