Two new faces have joined the Netball Victoria team with Natalie Whitaker nee Eden and Marlene Elliott appointed by the Netball Victoria Board. Whitaker will join the Board in a full time capacity with Elliott filling a casual vacancy as a Director.
A former Melbourne Kestrels player and Victorian state captain, Whitaker was involved in the Netball Victoria athlete pathway system from a young age and is eager to contribute to the sport that helped shape the person she is today.
Recognised as one of the leading strategic change experts in the country, Whitaker is currently a Partner in Human Capital Consulting at Deloitte and has more than 12 years of consulting experience working with leaders and executives across a variety of industries, including energy and resources, life sciences, financial services and the public sector.
As the organisation look towards the future of netball in Victoria, Elliott joins the Board with experience in all aspects of strategic planning, project management, stakeholder engagement, business development, marketing and communications.
Currently working as Associate Director- Client and Market Insights for KPMG Australia, Elliott has worked with senior executives of public listed companies, private companies and partnerships for over 20 years, gaining a valuable understanding of the dynamics of professional services, multiple stakeholders, governance, risk and the value of delivering results.
Sharing a passion for netball after spending a number of years involved in the sport in South Australia, Ms Elliot is looking forward to her new position with the Netball Victoria Board.
“Having transferred to Melbourne in November 2012 with KPMG, a year later, I now have time to embrace a new challenge. After many years of experience as a Director with Netball SA and Asia-Pacific Professional Services Association, I was seeking a Not for Profit organisation to make a significant contribution and give back to the community,” Ms Elliott said.
“Having played and coached netball in South Australia, the passion is still strong to support the development of the sport that gave me so much during my career.”
“I am really looking forward to working with Netball Victoria President Jenny Sanchez and my fellow Board Members, as well as supporting CEO Michelle Plane and the Netball Victoria team in achieving business and financial goals and making Netball Victoria the best performing member organisation in Australia.”