Carol brings a wealth of experience in the sport to the Board, with experience as a player, coach, umpire and administrator. Carol is a passionate about ensuring netball’s continual growth at all levels of the game, particularly in an ever-crowded regional sporting market. Carol has considerable experience in elite netball as well as at the community level, having previously held roles as the Head of High Performance and as a Coach and Athlete Development Manager at Netball Australia, as well as experience coaching with teams including the Australian 21/U team, the Melbourne Vixens and the Victorian Fury. Currently Carol serves as a Mentor Coach in the Victorian 17/U and 19/U state programs.
Nicole O’Hare joins the Netball Victoria Board with over 25 years’ experience in management roles and business administration, with 12 years as a business owner of three different hair salons. She brings extensive experience in netball leadership, having held a position on the Ariels VCNA committee from 2012 to current, President since 2013 and is the VNL primary contact and association administrator. As President, Nicole has been influential in reviewing the association’s values, policies and procedures to ensure continued growth and success of the association. Nicole hopes to assist the growth and development of netball across the state, and to help promote netball to the wider community. She has a strong passion for facility standards and the delivery of programs, competitions and structures that create opportunities for participation in both women’s and men’s netball.
Margaret Molina OAM joined the Netball Victoria Board in 2018 as a Director. Margaret has a long history involved in netball as a player, coach, administrator and selector, she brings a wealth of netball experience. A former Victorian State and Australian National team member, she played in 2 successful World Championship teams. Following her playing career, Molina undertook a range of netball roles at a coaching level, including Assistant Coach of both the Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS), Kestrels and the Victorian State team. She has also been manager of the VIS Team, Australian 21/U Team and Australian National Team. During this time, she has had an extensive career in the Field of Education concentrating on working with students with Social Emotional difficulties or Specific Individual Learning Needs. Currently Head Coach of Netball at Wesley College
Karen Cusack was appointed to the Board of Netball Victoria in June 2022. She is a senior lawyer with over 25 years’ experience in private practice, public sector and in-house legal roles. She holds a Master of Law from Monash University and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Karen is the Group Legal Counsel of IntoWork Australia and was previously Victoria’s inaugural Health Complaints Commissioner. As well as being an experienced Board Director, Karen has previously held the position of Chair of the Essendon Women’s Network coterie and was a member of the Essendon Football Club’s Gender Equality Steering Committee. She brings her strong legal and governance skills together with her passion for netball and sport generally to make a positive contribution to the Board of Netball Victoria.
Kylie has a wide range of experience sitting on various Committees and Boards, and is currently the President of Melbourne East Netball Association; a position she has held since 2010. Kylie is also currently the State Titles Officer for the Chisholm region (2015-present), a Councillor for the Arrabri Ward of the Maroondah City Council (2016 -present), and the Chair of both the Maroondah Disability Advisory Committee and the Maroondah Business Advisory Committee, just to name a few of her current responsibilities. Kylie is passionate about creating further opportunities for the wider community to be active and involved in netball in some way, so that more people can experience a sense of team and camaraderie.
The election to the board in April 2021 has given Michael the opportunity to realise a long-held dream to serve the game of netball in Victoria. He has been involved in netball at all levels - as a participant, administrator, coach, team manager, club official, umpire and volunteer - for more than 30 years. Michael has outstanding knowledge of the game particularly in the area of umpiring. He has officiated games at all levels for several years and also brings over twenty years’ experience in education. Michael currently holds the role of a primary school principal and continues to be a passionate supporter of community-based organisations and clubs across Victoria. Michael has shown an almost lifelong commitment to netball and his office as a principal is evidence of his ability to lead and manage to a high level. He brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and responsibility to Netball Victoria.
Candice joins the Netball Victoria Board with a passion for grassroots sport and inclusion at all levels. With a strong financial background as a qualified CPA, Candice’s extensive netball experience includes roles with Dandenong & District Netball Association and Kotahitanga Netball Melbourne. As a player, parent, coach, volunteer, accredited umpire and netball administrator, Candice is excited to re-engage with the netball community, drive participation numbers up and ensure our sport is accessible for all.
An occupational therapist, Andrea joins the Netball Victoria Board with extensive leadership experience through her work in the public health sector. Having spent the last decade as a team leader, she also offers experience in finance and budgeting. Andrea brings a wealth of knowledge as a former elite netballer, having played for both the Melbourne Phoenix and Melbourne Kestrels. Her experience at the elite level also extends to umpiring in the Victorian Netball League and Suncorp Super Netball. Andrea hopes her unique perspective on the netball pathway will enable her to advocate for players, umpires and officials in their netball journeys, and positively contribute to the wider Netball Victoria community.
With a background as a chartered accountant, approved auditor, and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Britt joins the Netball Victoria Board with extensive expertise in governance, risk management, and compliance frameworks. Her passion for netball resonates through her grassroots involvement, where she engages with the sport firsthand through her daughters' participation and her active role on her club's executive committee. Britt is looking forward to contributing to Netball Victoria's strategic initiatives and nurturing the growth of the sport at all levels.
An accomplished executive and entrepreneur, Adrian brings a diverse skill set to the Netball Victoria Board, spanning finance, governance, policy development, and people management. He has a deep connection to netball, initially ignited by his mother and reignited by his daughter. Adrian's breadth of expertise and passion for netball at all levels make him a valuable asset to the Netball Victoria Board. With his comprehensive skill set and unwavering enthusiasm, Adrian hopes he can help shape the future of the organisation and foster growth across the netball community.
Catherine brings extensive experience in human resources to the Board, highlighted by her role as Chief People Officer at Australian law firm Lander & Rogers. Her achievements in championing pay equity and empowering women's leadership development have garnered industry recognition and established her as a leader in her field. Her dedication to netball, stemming from her experience as a county netball player and athlete in the UK, uniquely positions her to provide insights that resonate with players, officials, and the broader Victorian netball community. Catherine is looking forward to fostering inclusivity, growth, and excellence and contributing to the development of the organisation's ongoing vision and strategy.