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Basketball South Australia announce new CEO

After an extensive national search, Basketball South Australia is excited to announce the appointment of Tim Brenton as CEO.

Friday, 7th October, 2022 – Tim Brenton announced as Basketball South Australia CEO. Picture: Sarah Reed / BasketballSA

Tim joins Basketball South Australia after a successful career in the sporting industry most recently as the General Manager of Adelaide Lightning and before that as a consultant for Basketball South Australia.

Co-Founder of the Aboriginal Basketball Academy, and former NBL player, Tim will bring not only a business and politically savvy mindset but a wealth of relevant basketball knowledge and experience that is unparalleled.

Basketball South Australia Chairman, Wade Burns welcomes Tim to Basketball South Australia describing him as the ideal person to lead the organisation, “After conducting a national CEO recruitment search, Tim was identified as the ideal candidate from an exceptional list of applicants.”

“His depth of basketball expertise, across a multitude of roles and functions, coupled with demonstrable business achievements, ensures that Tim will lead Basketball South Australia with authority and credibility.”

The panel, including representatives of key stakeholder groups, believe Tim’s skills and personal attributes are exceptionally well suited to driving positive change to further enhance the sport of basketball, at all levels, within South Australia.

“With a high degree of professionalism, integrity, and self-awareness, Tim’s people-centric approach and genuine ability to build positive partnerships will hold him in good stead to lead Basketball South Australia into the future,” said Wade.

Tim is thrilled to be the new CEO of Basketball South Australia and is looking forward to elevating the sport in the state.

“I love everything about our sport, and I am looking forward to the opportunities on and off the basketball court.”

“Basketball has seen considerable growth over the last five years and most recently with the success of the Commonwealth Games Men’s and Women’s 3×3 teams and FIBA World Cup Opals Bronze medal, this is an exciting time to be part of the sport,” Tim said.

“I share a positive and strong connection with Basketball South Australia and the wider basketball community. I have the belief and confidence that I can oversee and lead all commercial activities as well as ensure all facets of the sport are improved across South Australia including facilities, membership, competitions, and stakeholder partnerships.”

Tim will commence as Chief Executive Officer on Monday, 31 October 2022.