Marne Fechner has been appointed chief executive of Netball Australia.
After working for a year as deputy chief executive, Fechner became the governing body's acting head in December 2016. Prior to joining Netball Australia, she was the chief executive of the 2015 Netball World Cup in Sydney, and the head of Netball Victoria.
“My aim is to build on the success of my predecessors and to ensure that we are a governing body that supports the growth of netball’s’ key strategic objectives at both State and National levels," said Fechner.
“This is an important role and I do not take my responsibility lightly. Netball has the power to bring people together and the sport is an intrinsic part of communities around the country.”
Paolina Hunt, chair of Netball Australia's board of directors, added: “Marne brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the position, along with a passion to grow the game. She has demonstrated her ability to drive strong commercial outcomes and is well respected across corporate Australia, government and within netball, making her the perfect person to lead the development and growth of not only Suncorp Super Netball but the sport."