Coalition of Major Professional and Participation Sports

Kate Palmer
Chief Executive Officer, Netball Australia

Kate Palmer, CEO, Netball AustraliaNetball is a game of skill, tactics and determination. Those traits are also utilised off-court by the Netball Australia Chief Executive in managing the repositioning of Netball Australia in the Australian sporting landscape.

Since her appointment as Chief Executive, Kate has led significant change. The national headquarters has been relocated from Sydney to Melbourne, substantial Federal Government funding has been secured, the ground-breaking ANZ Championship was developed and launched and recently Australia was successful in securing the rights to the 2015 World Netball Championships.

A Williamson Fellow, Kate is also a Trustee of the MCG, an International Netball Federation Director and Chair of the Victorian Institute of Sport.

Kate leads a team of 30 staff at Netball Australia supporting eight affiliated State/Territory bodies and more than 330,000 registered members nationally.

Kate holds an Honours Degree in Applied Science from RMIT University and Masters Degree in Sport Management from Deakin University.

A former state netballer, Kate enjoys running, golf and snow skiing.


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