COUNCIL & COMMISSION

The Basketball South Australia Council represents members groups at General Meetings of Basketball South Australia (including the AGM)

The Council comprises representatives from the following member groups; Basketball Adelaide, SA Country Basketball, SA Church Basketball Association & Recreation Centres (not applicable at this current time) as well as non-voting membership groups. The Member groups elect Councillors to represent them prior to the Annual General Meeting each year

Basketball Adelaide

SA Country Basketball

SA Church Basketball Association

Member groups elect Councillors to represent them prior to the AGM each year.

The Basketball SA Council’s main roles include:

  • Appointment of Independent Commissioners
  • Amend the Constitution (by Special Resolution)
  • Consider Annual Report and accounts

The Commission meet regularly with the Council to disseminate information between member groups and the Commission.

Commission

The Basketball South Australia Commission consists of seven independent commissioner position elected by the members through the Council. Commissioners hold a voluntary position and are appointed based on a professional skill set required to effectively govern the sport. The Commission provides leadership, vision, and direction in setting the organisations goals, objectives, strategy, and policy. The extent of the Commission’s decision-making authority is detailed in the Basketball South Australia Constitution.

Wade Burns
Chair

  • Executive Leadership & Management
  • Government or Business Management
  • Sports Administration
  • Contemporary Governance
  • Infrastructure & Project Management
  • Sponsorship

Nicole Nader
Deputy Chair

  • Executive Leadership & Management
  • Industry/Sports Knowledge
  • Contemporary Governance
  • Infrastructure & Project Management
  • Risk Management

Lynda Schenk
Independent Commissioner

  • Executive Leadership & Management
  • Contemporary Governance
  • Sponsorship
  • Media, Marketing, Communications & PR

Malcolm Gibbons
Independent Commissioner 

  • Executive Leadership & Management
  • Contemporary Governance
  • Infrastructure & Project Management
  • Sponsorship
  • Media, Marketing, Communications & PR

Peter Bleckly
Independent Commissioner

  • Executive Leadership & Management
  • Financial Acumen
  • Government or Business Management
  • Industry/Sports Knowledge
  • Contemporary Governance
  • Infrastructure & Project Management
  • Risk Management

Sasha Baranikov
Independent Commissioner

  • Executive Leadership & Management
  • Government or Business Management
  • Contemporary Governance
  • Infrastructure & Project Management
  • Risk Management
  • Media, Marketing, Communications & PR

Jenni Thom
Independent Commissioner

  • Financial Management 
  • Sports Administration
  • Industry/sport knowledge
  • Legal and HR 
  • Community sport involvement
  • Sport Governance 

Kirsty Summersides
Independent Commissioner

  • Executive Leadership & Management
  • Financial Acumen
  • Government or Business Management
  • Contemporary Governance
  • Legal
  • Risk Management

Committees

Committees are sub-committee of the Commission, designed to support the work of the Commission. Each Committee will include a Commissioner and Senior staff member to ensure information is passed between Basketball South Australia, the Committee, and the Commission. 

Working Groups

Working Groups are designed to support the work of Basketball South Australia.
Each Working Group will include the appropriate Senior Staff member based on the portfolio of the group.

  • Competition and Game Development Working Group
  • Diversity and Inclusion Working Group
  • Junior Development Officer’s Working Group
  • Marketing Working Group
  • Referee Management Working Group
  • State Coach Selection Working Group
  • State Player selection Working Group
  • Technical Officials Working Group