Grant Robinson has been elected Netball WA’s new President.
Robinson was ratified as Deane Pieters’ successor at Monday’s Netball WA Board meeting.
Boasting a wealth of experience across a range of industries, he joined the Netball WA Board in July last year and has also acted as Chair of the Audit & Finance Committee.
He was Senior Partner at KPMG for more than 30 years and currently holds key roles on a number of WA Boards as:
· Deputy Chairman and Audit Committee Member at the Botanical Gardens and Parks Authority
· Board Member, Chair of Finance Committee and Member of Audit & Risk Committee at North Metropolitan Health Services
· Board Member and Finance, Risk & Audit Committee Chair at the Perth Festival
· Board Member and Finance, Risk & Audit Committee Member of Bethesda Health Care
· Board Member, Finance & Property Development Committee Member and Audit & Risk Committee Chair at Juniper
Robinson is passionate about the sport, with his wife Libby and two daughters heavily involved for many years.
The family also has a close connection with West Coast Fever star Verity Charles, who lived with them in her early years at the Club.
He said Pieters had left big shoes to fill.
“It’s pretty humbling to have been elected,” he said.
“If I can bring the same level of passion, commitment, professionalism and enthusiasm as Deane has then I’ll be very happy.”
“I’m there to help support the Board, the Chief Executive Officer Simon Taylor, the Executive and all at Netball WA in delivering on our strategic plan and hopefully leave it in the best possible position when my term comes to an end.”
“It’s already in a great shape, but if I can leave it in a better place I’ll be delighted.”
Netball WA underwent significant change and growth during Pieters’ time at the helm and Robinson is hoping to consolidate and continue those gains.
“We’ve got a great strategic and business plan which we just need to continue to execute on,” he said.
“In the initial phase of my tenure, it’s probably more about consolidation and making sure all the changes we have put in place recently, are running as efficiently and effectively as possible and also keeping an eye on the future.”
“We want to make sure netball remains the sport of choice for females and importantly, given the men’s offering, make that as popular as possible as well.”
Netball WA Chief Executive Officer Simon Taylor welcomed Grant’s appointment.
“Grant has a wealth of experience and has been a great asset for the Board over the past year,” Taylor said.
“We are delighted Grant will bring his passion, expertise and leadership to the Presidency.
“The Leader of the Board has a key role in helping stay focused on our strategic direction going forward. Grant will steer us strongly as we tackle new challenges.”