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Netball Australia Director ousted at SGM

As of 13 April 2017, Netball Australia Director Anne-Marie Corboy has been removed from the Board at a Special General Meeting (SGM).

In accordance with the Netball Australia Constitution, the SGM was convened at the request of a number of Member Organisations and a resolution to remove Ms Corboy from the Board was supported by a majority of delegates of the Member Organisations.

"While the circumstances of her departure are regrettable, her achievements as a Chair and director of Netball Australia can never be diminished," acknowledged the Board.

There was no suggestion that Ms Corboy had breached her duties as a director or acted in any way contrary to the best interests of the sport.

Corboy played a considerable role in overseeing one of Netball Australia’s most successful and challenging years, with the launch of Suncorp Super Netball seeing significant increases in revenue, attendances, broadcast figures and players’ remuneration and conditions.

Netball Australia chief executive Marne Fechner was quoted in The Sydney Morning Herald saying, "From a governance point of view, from the members' perspective, there was a need for change". "These things can happen in sport; netball's not the only sport it's happened to. It's unfortunate, but we've got to get on with the business at hand. My sense is that everyone's committed to moving on from this."

Taken from Netball Australia News April 20 2017



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