Basketball Australia welcomes new Board Members

Basketball Australia welcomes new Board Members

Basketball Australia today welcomed three new faces to its Board following elections held at the 2013 Annual General Meeting in Sydney on the weekend.

Following an exhaustive ballot, Ned Coten, David Reid and Cheryl Hayman were elected as new members, joining Chair Scott Derwin and current Board members Rob Marcolina and Andrew Gaze, who was also re-elected for a further 4 year term.

Mr Derwin said he was pleased to see the new-look Board continue to boast a wide range of skills, knowledge and experience across numerous sectors, which would further support the growth, development and governance of the sport.

“On behalf of the basketball community, I welcome Ned, David and Cheryl to the Basketball Australia Board, and congratulate Andrew on his re-election,” Mr Derwin said.

“This Board brings together a solid package of strong strategic experience across many areas – commercialisation, marketing, risk management, financial and legal expertise, and grassroots game development – all vital to our success as a sport.

“I’d also like to thank outgoing Board members Justin Milne, Gillian McFee and Martin Cleaver for their many years of dedicated service to the game.

“All three have been an invaluable source of counsel and guidance to myself, the Board and the organisation; their profound contribution will continue to leave a lasting impact on Australian basketball.”

Mr Derwin thanked the State and Territory bodies for their attendance and participation at this weekend’s AGM.

“Basketball in Australia is fortunate to benefit from extremely passionate and committed leaders throughout our State and Territory bodies and associations,” Mr Derwin said.

“I thank our States and Territories for their ongoing dedication and hard work to grow our game – not just when we come together for our AGM, but day in and day out – as well as the Australian Sports Commission for their continued support and guidance.”

Following this weekend’s Board elections, one further unelected position remains to be appointed by the BA Board in due course.

Basketball Australia Board Members

Scott Derwin (Chair)

Ned Coten

Andrew Gaze

Cheryl Hayman

Rob Marcolina

David Reid

Background Information – New Board Members

Ned Coten

Ned Coten boasts extensive experience across all levels of basketball – as a participant, administrator and Board Director (Basketball Victoria and BigV) in both professional and volunteer capacities over the past 35 years. An MBA holder, Ned has built a number of businesses from the ground up and continues to work with a range of clients from multinational to start-up in Australia, Asia, US and Europe. Ned’s expertise in brand and business strategy, marketing and client acquisition has seen him engage clients at all levels of business in a number of industries and environments. He has written a book on marketing and brand development and was responsible for implementing the current branding for Australian basketball. Ned’s key interests in basketball include improved communication with grassroots participants, driving a comprehensive National Registration Database to facilitate better industry knowledge and promotion, and stronger commercialisation to bolster growth and revenue diversification in the sport.

Cheryl Hayman

Cheryl Hayman is a career marketing professional with more than 20 years in corporate roles, bringing deep knowledge and a proven track record in building brands, managing consumer needs, driving profitable top line growth and marketing across social media channels. Her Board portfolio spans ASX listed companies, not for profit and public unlisted (limited by membership) organisations and she works across business-to-business, consumer-facing and membership based industry in sectors spanning health, education, agri-business and training. Cheryl has been a professional non-executive director since 2007, currently holds Board positions with St John Ambulance (NSW) and Peer Support Australia, and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, with experience in the development and application of governance and risk management and strategy development. Cheryl played basketball from the age of 16 to 24.

David Reid

David Reid has practiced law for more than 20 years, bringing a strong background in commercial and accounting law, the Corporations Act and regulatory matters. Previously partner at a large practice specialising in commercial and governmental legal work, David is the Founding Partner of Reid Commercial Law, which operates from three offices in Sydney, Newcastle and Port Macquarie, employing approximately 10 lawyers and 25 staff. David boasts substantial directorial experience, having served on the Boards of Newcastle Basketball, Basketball New South Wales and various other companies across manufacturing, private investment and mining. David also has significant experience in playing and coaching basketball, having represented NSW, Newcastle, Manly-Warringah and Port Macquarie as a player, coach and manager.