Board of Directors

The INF has a Board of Directors comprising of a President, Vice President, Finance Director, Independent and five elected regional representatives. The Board is responsible for the key decisions regarding the business of the Federation in between Congress, held every two years. The Board presides over the activity of the INF Secretariat and currently meets three times a year, usually outside the UK. Minutes and reports of meetings are lodged at the registered office of the INF Ltd in the Isle of Man.

The INF Board works for netball and netballers, everywhere. The Board members share a passion for netball and a huge depth and range of experience, in netball, in sport and in business.  The President and the Financial Director will serve  until Congress/Netball World Cup 2019.  The Vice President and Independent Director will serve until Congress/Netball World Cup 2021.  The Regional Directors are elected by their regional federations.

Netball World Cup 2015, Sydney, Australia, 2015 - INF BOARDPresident
Since 2003
Hon Molly Rhone

Molly was President of the Jamaican Netball Association for 10 Years, President of AFNA for 12 Years and Vice President of IFNA from 1999 to 2003. In 2011 she received the Order of Jamaica and she has received numerous other awards as a sports administrator and for her work in netball. They include the Gleaner Honour Award for the success of the 2003 World Netball Championships. Molly also sits on the Board of ARISF (the Association of IOC Recognised International Sports Federations), the International University of the Caribbean and the Advisory Board of the World Academy of Sport. She was a previous Board member of the Jamaican National Olympic Committee, the Sports Development Foundation and the GC Foster College of Physical Education and Sport. In 2017 she was appointed as a Member of the IOC Sport and Active Society Commission and the FIFA Governance Committee. She was Vice Captain of the Jamaican team at the World Netball Championships in 1975.

Since 2011
Sue Taylor AM

Netball Australia Director Sue Taylor was appointed to the INF Board in 2007 as the Independent Director. She was Australia's delegate to the INF Congress from 1989 to 2007.
Sue has an extensive background in sports law and administration and is a former Director of the Commonwealth Games Federation.
In 2000 Sue was honoured for services to netball and women's sport with the award of Member of the Order of Australia. One of only a few Australian women to represent their sport in a leadership position internationally, Sue is also a former President and Chair of the Netball Australia Board.

In 2018, Sue was awarded the Order of Merit by the Commonwealth Games Federation, for services to Commonwealth sport.

ann-todFinance Director
Since 2011
Ann Tod

Ann is an Audit Partner of KPMG in New Zealand where she has worked since 1980. Her client portfolio includes not-for-profit entities and sporting bodies including Netball New Zealand. She is honorary auditor of the Oceania Netball Federation.
Ann has a BA in Business Studies, Accounting & Finance. She is currently a member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants’ Public Practice Advisory Group.
A passionate netball supporter with over 20 years’ grassroots netball experience, Ann is a member of the Netball North Harbour Umpires Association and holds a regional qualification.

shirley-hooper-picFurther Director
Since 2017
Shirley Hooper

Shirley Hooper was appointed as a Further Director during Congress 2017, in Gaborone.

Having been on the New Zealand Board from 2009-2018, as the Chair of Finance, Audit and Risk Committee and the Chair of Netball New Zealand/Netball Australia’s joint venture, the ANZ Championships for 3 years, Shirley has vast experience in governance and administration – both in sport and corporate roles.

Between 1995-98, as General Manager - Marketing of state broadcaster, Television New Zealand, Shirley was a driving force behind airing netball on Free to Air television - a world first at the time.

Prior to this in her role as Marketing Manager at Bendon, Shirley oversaw a sponsorship deal for the National Netball League in New Zealand, which at the time was the biggest sponsorship deal for any female sport in New Zealand.

Shirley played netball from the age of 7, and at 18 became a New Zealand Umpire

Netball World Cup 2015, Sydney, Australia, 2015 - INF BOARDDirector (Americas)
Since 2015
Dr Patricia Butcher

Dr Patricia Butcher was appointed Director of Americas region at Congress 2015. She is the President of the Trinidad and Tobago Netball Association, President of the Americas Federation of Netball Associations (AFNA) and Executive Director of the Trinidad and Tobago Hospitality and Tourism Institute.
Dr Butcher had a 15 year career at BWIA International Airways, Trinidad and Tobago, in roles including Director of Human Resources and Vice President of Customer Service.
She has also held several executive positions in Trinidad and Tobago, including CEO of the Youth Training and Employment Partnership Programme, Chairperson of the Trinidad and Tobago Tourism and Hospitality Industry Training Organisation and Member of the Cabinet appointed Tourism Standing Committee.

Netball World Cup 2015, Sydney, Australia, 2015 - INF BOARDDirector (Africa)
Since 2011
Tebogo Lebotse Sebego PCH

Tebogo’s background is in sales and marketing, and she is currently Chief Communications and Public Relations Officer at Mascom Wireless.
Tebogo has an MBA in Marketing and Management and a BA in English, both from the University of Botswana.
Tebogo is former President of the Botswana Netball Association and has been President of Africa Netball since 2010.

gaby-hochbaumDirector (Asia)
Since 2015
Gaby Hochbaum

Gaby Hochbaum was appointed Director of Asia region in 2015. Gaby is a former international player, representing Singapore from 1994 to 2003, and appointed national captain from 2000 to 2003. Her netballing career saw her compete in several world class events, including the 1996 World Youth Championships, the 1999 World Championships, and the 2001 SE Asia Games. Gaby graduated from University of Wales with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Business Computing in 1998. She joined the Netball Singapore Board in 2009 and has been Honorary Secretary since 2011. An active businesswoman, Gaby has run a family restaurant, bakery and retail business since 1999.

Netball World Cup 2015, Sydney, Australia, 2015 - INF BOARDDirector (Europe)
Since 2005
Janet Wrighton MBE

Janet has been a volunteer in netball for over 50 years both locally and nationally. She became a member of the board of the International Federation of Netball in 2005, having been nominated by Europe.

Janet was a Board member of England Netball for 28 years holding the positions of Independent Director, Vice Chairman, Chairman, President and Patron. In 2008 she was inducted into England Netball's Hall of Fame and was awarded the MBE for services to Netball in the same year.

Janet was appointed a Director of Paycare, a Health Cash Plan provider in 2001 and she was elected Chairman the following year. In 2007 she took on the role of Secretary to the Paycare Charity Trust .

Currently, as a volunteer, she works with Paycare and the sporting bodies they support within the Community.

Netball World Cup 2015, Sydney, Australia, 2015 - INF BOARDDirector (Oceania)
Since 2005
Tina Browne

Tina is a Cook Islander who has practised law since 1980.
She graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from Canterbury University in New Zealand in 1979 and was admitted to the New Zealand bar in 1980.
She is a Partner at Browne Harvey & Associates. Tina is a former member of the Public Expenditure Review Committee and is a current member of the Board of the Financial Supervisory Commission.
She is the Chairperson of the Cook Islands Pearl Authority and is one of the three Commissioners of the Law Commission.
Tina is President of the Oceania Netball Federation.

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