Basketball South Australia Search For A New CEO

After almost five years as Basketball SA’s CEO, Phil Sinnott has announced his resignation to commence the next chapter of his career.

During Mr Sinnott’s leadership, the profile of Basketball has continued to grow, and with it the organisation. A member-oriented service structure has resulted in new partnerships, broadened service delivery, constitutional reform, state-wide programs, and strong frameworks.

Mr Sinnott reflected on his time with Basketball SA, “It has been an absolute privilege to work with the Commission, Basketball SA members, and a fantastic team of dedicated staff and volunteers.”

Mr Sinnott’s career highlights included infrastructure development which included securing $15.8m State Government funding to build a State Basketball Centre, the introduction of the NBL1 competition and alignment to the national program, and the commitment to a Female Participation Strategy.

“I am very proud of what we have been able to accomplish in the last 5 years. While I have enjoyed my time at Basketball SA, I believe the timing is right for the organisation to benefit from new eyes and fresh ideas, and for myself to explore a different industry. I have the utmost respect for the staffing team and can be confident that I leave the members and stakeholders of Basketball SA in very capable hands,” said Mr Sinnott.

Mr Sinnott’s final day will be Friday, 30 September. The Commission will commence recruitment for a new CEO immediately to ensure a smooth and informed transition.

Commission Chair of Basketball SA, Wade Burns thanked Mr Sinnott.

“On behalf of the Commission and BSA staff, I sincerely thank Phil for his leadership and contribution to basketball within South Australia and wish him every success in his next professional endeavour. Phil leaves Basketball SA in a very strong position for the future and he will be greatly missed by those who have had the opportunity to work with him,” said Mr Burns.

Further details on recruitment for the position will be announced shortly.

Former Basketball South Australia CEO, Phil Sinnott