Netball Australia congratulates former Australian captain, Liz Ellis on her appointment to the Australian Sports Commission Board.
Netball Australia CEO, Kate Palmer said Australia’s most-capped netballer of all time would play a significant role in influencing the future direction of sport in this country.
“The Federal Government has identified the need for reform and Liz brings a great mix of leadership skills, experience as a lawyer and as an elite sportsperson to this prestigious role,” Palmer said.
“She offers new, contemporary ideas to tackle the challenges that the Australian sport industry currently faces.
“As a respected commentator about the broader issues affecting sport beyond netball, Liz has the ability to influence reform.”
Ellis is one of five new faces appointed to the ASC Board by the Rudd Government including:
David Gallop – experienced sport administrator
Kate Allen (nee Slatter) – multiple Olympic rowing medallist and banking executive
Kyle Vander-Kuyp – current Australian hurdles record holder and indigenous community leader
Sally Carbon – Olympic hockey gold medallist and children’s author
ASC Chairman Peter Bartels and existing members Alisa Camplin and Greg Hartung will remain on the board, with Mr Hartung appointed as the new Deputy Chairman.
The Australian Sports Commission is the Government body that manages, develops and invests in sport at all levels. It works closely with a variety of national sporting organisations, state and local governments, schools and community organisations to ensure sport is successful and accessible.
After an outstanding 18-year international career, Ellis retired from the game after leading Australia to victory in the 2007 World Netball Championships and remains involved in the game as a Fox Sport commentator on their ANZ Championship coverage.