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Rosie King OAM

Geelong Cats Advisor

Rosie has recently returned to the Geelong Cats in an advisory capacity after being the CEO of Netball Victoria and The Melbourne Vixens for 6 years. Prior to taking on the role in netball she was part of the Executive team at the Cats for 6 years. During her time at the Club, Rosie held the position of Acting CEO; the first female to be elevated to this level in AFL’s history. She 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 was awarded an OAM in the 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours and she was also an inductee to the Victorian Honour Roll for Women in the same year. Rosie was also honoured to be named an “Distinguished Alumni” by Federation University in 2020 where she obtained Masters in Business Management.

Rosie was delighted to be announced as the 2018 Victorian Sports Administrator of the year. She has successfully lobbied for greater investment into women’s sporting infrastructure including a $64.6m 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.

A Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Rosie has been a member of numerous Boards and Advisory Groups in Education, the Not-for-Profit sector and in Sport including Paralympics Australia.

Post graduate qualifications:

  • Master of Business Management, University of Ballarat (completed 2010)
  • Graduate Certificate of Business Management, University of Ballarat (completed 2005)
  • Harvard Business School, Authentic Leadership Program, Boston MA (2015)
  • AFL Executive Leadership Program (2016)
  • Harvard Club of Australia, Executive development program (2018)
  • Australian Institute of Company Director, Graduate (2020)  

Previous Board appointments:

  • Director - The Australian Paralympic Committee (completed post Tokyo Paralympics)
  • Member – State Netball Hockey Centre Advisory Committee (Victorian Government appointment)
  • Member – Sports alliance for crime prevention (Victorian Government appointment)
  • Member – Steering committee for redevelopment of State Netball Hockey Centre Advisory Committee 

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