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Fever unveil inaugural Board

West Coast Fever is proud to announce the first four Members of the Club’s inaugural Board.

Current Netball WA President Deane Pieters will serve as the initial Chairman, and will be joined by Herman Property Pty Ltd Director Kylie Chamberlain, the Director of UWA Student Life Chris Massey and Netball WA CEO Simon Taylor. Netball WA's Chief Operations Officer Stuart Gilsenan has been appointed as West Coast Fever's Company Secretary and Public Officer.

Pieters believes Fever has identified the ideal mix of professional expertise and experience to drive the strategic direction of the Club.

“The Club was certainly impressed with the quality and volume of applications received and believe, in Kylie and Chris, we’ve secured two invaluable assets to lead Fever into the initial phase of this exciting new era for our sport,” Pieters said.

“Suncorp Super Netball represents unprecedented exposure and opportunities for our Club, particularly from a commercial perspective, and the Board will be tasked with positioning Fever to capitalise on this game changing opportunity, leading ultimately to sustained success on and off the court..”

“Most importantly, this group will also be responsible for identifying suitable candidates to join the Board in the future, be they from the existing application pool or otherwise, in order to adequately resource and support Fever as the Club continues to grow.”

Chamberlain possesses an exceptional knowledge of the corporate and finance sectors, having also previously worked for ANZ, Macquarie and St George Bank’s.

Netball also plays a prominent role in her life, as both a fan and former player of note, having been a member of the Perth Orioles team from 1997-98 and represented Western Australia in State open and underage teams throughout the nineties.

Massey meantime joins the Board as an accomplishededucator, with experience in a broad range of sectors including government, not for profit organisations and health.

He was also responsible for The University of Western Australia’s university wide review of sport which led to the recommendation, establishment and implementation of a wholly owned subsidiary of The University of Western Australia, now known as UWA Sport.

The Board met for the first time late this week with a first point of business of ratifying Fever’s new governance model .

As a result, the Club is now officially trading as a Subsidiary wholly owned company of Netball WA, known as West Coast Fever Limited.

An ongoing transitional period will continue in the background as Fever works hard to achieve their goals in the 2017 Suncorp Super Netball season, with the Club set to be fully operational as a separate entity in the coming months.

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