Basketball Australia Board Transition

Basketball Australia Board Transition

At the Basketball Australia Board meeting on Monday 9 February 2015, Scott Derwin, Basketball Australia’s Chair, advised the meeting of his intention to step down from the role.

Mr Derwin has served the sport of basketball with distinction for nearly two decades; first as a member of the Basketball Queensland Board and significantly as Basketball Australia’s Chief Executive Officer, then as a Board Member and subsequently as Chair for the past three years.

The Board of Basketball Australia is pleased to advise that Rob Marcolina will transition from his role as Deputy Chair into the Chair position.

Rob Marcolina

Rob Marcolina

This will take effect from the 20 April meeting of the Basketball Australia Board.

Mr Derwin will continue as a Director until the conclusion of his current term in November 2015 as well as continuing in his role on the central board of the international governing body, FIBA.

Rob Marcolina said “We are grateful for Scott’s many contributions that have put our organisation in the best possible position to achieve our strategic goals and aspirations.”

Marcolina added “The Basketball Australia Board has been aware that Scott was not intending to stand for re-election later this year at the end of his current term and it is a strength of the current Board that we have been working through a succession plan that will allow a seamless transition of the Chair role.”

“I’m excited and humbled to be taking on this position and am looking forward to working closely with the entire basketball community to continue to elevate our sport” said Marcolina.

Further statements will be made once the formal transition occurs on 20 April 2015.


- Rob Marcolina joined the Basketball Australia Board in October 2012 and was appointed Deputy Chair in August 2014.

- Rob has a MBA from Kellogg (Northwestern University, Chicago) with majors in strategy, finance and organisation as well as a Bachelor of Commerce from Melbourne University with majors in econometrics and accounting.

- Rob is a senior member of the QANTAS executive management team in the role of Group Executive Strategy, Transformation and IT.

- Prior to joining Qantas, Rob was a Partner with Bain & Company, where he spent 13 years working with clients in the media, technology and telecom industries.

- Rob lived and worked in the USA for most of the last 16 years, returning home to Australia in January 2012.

- Rob is Chair of Basketball Australia’s Associations Commission and also sits on the Performance & Remuneration Committee.