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The Board of Directors of Basketball Australia (BA), the national governing body, has confirmed the appointment of Carolyn Campbell as interim CEO with immediate effect.
Campbell joins the governing body after spending the past 25 years in senior management roles in the Australian sports industry. In her previous role, she was Managing Director of Netball New South Wales.
Campbell will assume all General Manager roles and responsibilities over the next few months, including overseeing Australia’s campaigns at the delayed Tokyo Olympics, while BA seeks a full-time replacement in the coming months.
BA President Ned Coten said: “The Board is delighted to have been able to secure the esteemed services of Carolyn Campbell as Interim CEO of Basketball Australia. She is a highly regarded and experienced Sports Administrator who understands the inner workings of National Sports Organizations and will be able to take over from a busy but exciting year for Australian basketball. “
In the new role, Campbell replaces Jerril Rechter, who was BA’s managing director from February 2019 until April 1. During her tenure, Rechter has been credited with securing the 2022 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup for Australia and a number of initiatives including the development of a new strategic plan, fundraising and outreach, the organization’s inaugural diversity and inclusion as well as reconciliation action plans.
In related news, BA announced that all matches of the 2021 Australian Under-18 Championships from April 10-17 will be broadcast live and for free throughout Australia on Foxtel and Kayo Freebies, the free tier of the streaming service. .