Officiating Advisory Panel

The Panel is responsible for advising the CEO and Board, working with them to support the development and implementation of agreed priorities in the INF Strategic Plan, particularly in development and ratification of policies and supporting the development and implementation of agreed priorities for World Class Officiating (WCO) and outcomes of any WCO reviews.

Terms of Reference

In relation to International Netball the panel shall:

  • Work in conjunction with other Panels (RAP and CAP) and Committees in the
    broader context of INF strategic development objectives to ensure alignment.
  • Advise the CEO and produce procedures relating to Umpiring.
  • Work in conjunction with INF Panels to facilitate the delivery of
    education/training workshops for match officials at International and Regional
    levels as appropriate.

For full terms of reference for the Board Committees, Working Groups and Panels click here.

The members of the panel

Garratt Williamson

(Appointed, January 2022)

Garratt’s strengths lie in strategic planning and stakeholder engagement which he has utilised in his many roles across sport over the past eight years. Garratt was previously a Member of the World Netball World Class Officiating Programme Review Group, is the World Netball Officiating Coordinator (OC) for the Oceania region, and is a National Technical Officials Manager responsible for High Performance Umpiring in New Zealand. In his time at Netball New Zealand, he has successfully reviewed and implemented new strategies across High Performance and Community umpiring. Outside of Netball and adding to Garratt’s depth in knowledge of international match officiating he is also a former Professional and International Rugby Referee.

Stacey Campton

(Appointed, January 2022)

Stacey has extensive experience as a professional administrator, manager, and senior executive and, as an Australian national and international umpire, umpire coach and umpire mentor for the last 30 years. Starting with the Australian National Netball Championships and Commonwealth Bank Trophy Competition in 1994, Stacey has officiated at many international tournaments including the Asian Championships and Singapore Nations Cup and a World Youth Cup (Florida), World Netball Cup (Jamaica) and Commonwealth Games (Melbourne). Stacey has also been involved in the administrative side of Umpiring having been part of World Netball’s International Testing Panel and Umpires Allocation Panel between 2011 and 2015 and more recently, been appointed as Netball Australia Umpire Coach in the High-Performance Umpiring Pathway from 2021. Stacey is a Netball Australia Service Award holder and the Chair of the First Nations Committee at Netball Australia for 2021-2022.

Gary Burgess

(Appointed, January 2022)

Gary Burgess has been an international umpire since 2009, and is one of the few officials to have umpired over 100 international matches, including matches at multiple World Cup and Commonwealth Games events. During this time, Gary has gained a deep understanding of the role, techniques and applications required to be successful at this level. In addition to his on court experiences as an official, Gary was part of the World Netball World Class Officiating Programme Review Group, is a volunteer Chief Examiner for Europe Netball and prepares the tri yearly A and B written assessment. He also works as part of a team of three to write over 300 questions for the new online C Award written assessments which are now used in the World Netball regions of Europe and the Americas.

Lisa Douglas

(Appointed, January 2022)

Lisa has vast experience in the professional international and domestic umpiring landscape. Having been awarded her International Umpire Award in 2012 Lisa went on to umpire at the 2015 and 2019 Netball World Cups, the 2018 Commonwealth Games (including the gold medal match), and many other international netball series until she retired in February 2021. In elite domestic netball has umpired in the UK’s Vitality Netball Superleague and New Zealand’s ANZ Premiership, giving her a unique perspective on performance pathways in two World Netball Member countries. In an administrative role Lisa was an Executive Committee Member for the New Zealand Netball Umpires’ Association (NZNUA) in 2019 and 2020.

Christina Barrow

(Appointed, January 2022)

Christina is currently the World Netball International Officiating Manager delivering the strategic goals and the operational requirements for World Netball Officiating, holding that role since 2015. Christina has a commercial background, previously working in a senior project management role for a multinational technology company, and holds an Honours Degree in Business Studies from the University of Central Lancashire, a Master’s Certification in Project Management from the Stevens Institute of Technology, USA and is a PRINCE2 Certified Practitioner. With a real passion for netball and in particular officiating, Christina is completing a MSc in Performance Enhancements in Sports Officiating and holds the Europe Netball A Award, actively umpiring for the England Netball National Premier League. She also holds the England Netball Match Bench Official Award, being a part of the officials at International and Vitality Netball Superleague matches, and is a qualified Tutor, delivering England Netball Officiating courses. She has had Executive Committee experience at a netball club level fulfilling the roles of both Secretary and Development and Umpiring Officer.

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