Rosie is the CEO of Netball Victoria and The Melbourne Vixens; netball is the premier sport for girls and women in Australia with over a million participants across the country. Prior to taking on the role in 2016, Rosie was part of the Executive team at the Geelong Football Club for 6 years. During her time at the Cats, Rosie held the position of Acting CEO; the first female to be elevated to this level in AFL’s history. Rosie was awarded the prestigious Graeme Samuel Scholarship by the AFL Commission which enabled her to undertake further leadership development at Harvard University in Boston.
Rosie has a Masters’ in Business Management; she has been a member of numerous Boards and Advisory Groups in Sports, in Education and in the Not-for-Profit sector, and is currently a Director of Paralympics Australia. Rosie was delighted to be announced as the 2018 Victorian Sports Administrator of the year and a “Champion of Change” in the sport and recreation sector as part of the Victorian Governments push for Gender equality. She has successfully lobbied for greater investment into women’s sporting infrastructure including a $64m upgrade to the State Home of Netball and has most recently been successful in obtaining funding for two statues of sportswomen to be erected in Melbourne.
Rosie is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has recently been awarded the “Distinguished Alumni” award at Federation University.