The Board of Netball ACT is responsible for managing the affairs of the Association which include determining major strategic directions, goals and policies.  The Board consists of five Elected Directors who are elected at the Annual General meeting for a term of three years.  Two Special Directors may be appointed for a term decided by the Board, the Special Directors should be premised on the additional skills and knowledge they can contribute to the Board.   The President is elected on an annual basis by the Elected Directors at their first meeting following the Annual General Meeting.


President: Louise Bilston


Appointed to the Board 20 May 2016

Elected as President 22 May 2017

Louise is currently consulting to community, charity and sporting groups in the areas of sponsorship, fundraising, event management, PR, stakeholder management and strategic planning. Louise has previously been a senior executive, national business manager and project manager for a leading Australian project management company.

For over 30 years, Louise has been involved in coaching, administration and business development of different sports groups; including netball, cricket, athletics, AFL and NRL. In particularly, Louise has been committed to serving the ACT netball community for nearly 20 years, including 4 years as district president. She is also currently a board member of the Canberra Raider’s Women in Sport Advisory Board

E-mail: [email protected]


Director: Cathy Toze

Appointed to the Board 19 May 2017

Cathy is a Public Service leader with over 10 years’ experience in the implementation and delivery of large programs and strategic initiatives. She is experienced in the delivery of high profile government policies, strategies and programs and regularly provides advice regarding policy reform initiatives directly to Government Ministers, sector peak bodies, and cross departmental policy agreements. She has studied a Bachelor of Arts at the ANU and has a Graduate Diploma in Public Sector Management from Queensland University of Technology.  Cathy is an experienced Project and Programme Manager with practitioner level qualifications in both Prince 2 and Managing Successful Programme methodologies, and enjoys negotiating to successful agreement across multiple stakeholders in complex environments.  Cathy’s passion for netball started when she started playing at seven years of age and continues today as a netball mum.


Special Director: Mark Vergano

Appointed to the Board September 2017