Carolyn Campbell’s resume of sports administration achievements is quite impressive; from her days as a PE teacher in Western Australia, to government roles in sport and recreation, to involvement in the successful delivery of hockey and netball world cups, to high-ranking positions within various governing bodies – she has done it all.
She has been involved in hockey and netball for many, many years, and has held the role of CEO for Netball NSW for the past 11 years. She is also the Secretary for the Norwest Strikers Men’s Hockey Club, a role she has passionately held for many years serving alongside her husband and President, David Campbell. Norwest Strikers has provided a pathway to the very highest level of Men’s Hockey, with a handful of local players having represented Australia over the years that David and Carolyn have been at the helm.
She has also served on the board of Sport NSW for over 10 years and has just been appointed as the Chairperson. Sport NSW is an independent member-based peak body, representing New South Wales sport and the active recreation sector. It aims to build connected, healthy and active communities through support, sharing knowledge, recognition, networking and advocacy.
Most recently Carolyn has led Netball NSW on a journey to the new Suncorp Super Netball Competition. The new all-Australian league provided the opportunity to increase Netball NSW’s presence at national level with the formation of GIANTS Netball alongside the NSW Swifts. Carolyn was also at the forefront of the development of a new shared training base for the NSW Swifts and Sydney Swans at Moore Park, which features an international standard netball court. It is these outstanding achievements and her forward-thinking leadership as CEO of Netball NSW that has seen Carolyn nominated for the NSW Business Woman of the Year.
On behalf of everyone at Bankstown Sports, we wish Carolyn all the best in her new role at Sport NSW.