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Katrina Fanning joins Canberra Raiders board

Post by greeneyed » April 1, 2019, 2:02 pm

Katrina Fanning joins Canberra Raiders board

Katrina Fanning has joined the Canberra Raiders board as the club continues its bid to boost the involvement of women in rugby league.

Fanning, rugby league's most capped female player upon her retirement, has devoted herself to supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and their involvement in policy-making in recent years.

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Katrina Fanning joins Canberra Raiders board

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Katrina Fanning appointed to Canberra Raiders Board of Directors

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The Canberra Raiders have announced today, women’s rugby league pioneer Katrina Fanning has been appointed to the Canberra Raiders Board of Directors.

A proud Wiradjuri woman, Ms Fanning paved the way for all women wanting to play rugby league, playing in the inaugural Jillaroos test in 1995 and making a total 24 appearances for Australia.

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Ms Fanning has extensive board experience and is the current Chairperson for the Australian Rugby League Indigenous Council. Her professional experience also includes working in senior management roles, specialising in Indigenous affairs and Government relations.

Ms Fanning said she is excited about the prospect of joining the Raiders board to firstly learn the direction of the club and then assist in achieving the goals they have set.

“The Raiders have had a very stable and very well-run Board for a long period of time, so I need to come on board and understand the direction that has already been set and try and complement that,” Ms Fanning said.

“I think having a look at those growth areas such as women’s rugby league and Indigenous rugby league and the networks I have in those areas can help us grow the game in the region.”

Ms Fanning joins existing board members Yvonne Gillett and Bronwyn Fagan as the third female board member of the club but says it’s not just about having a set number of women on the board, it’s about ensuring the board is skilled in helping to achieve club outcomes.

“I think having diversity on the board means we leave no stone unturned, but one of the attractions of the Raiders board is that diversity is also about having skills and talent at the table,” Ms Fanning said.

“It’s not about achieving a number it’s about having the faces around the table that can help us achieve our goals.”

“I can complement that, but I know there’s plenty of existing talent on the board I can learn from as well.”

Raiders Chairman, Dr Allan Hawke, said the appointment of Ms Fanning to the Canberra Raiders Board was a huge coup for the club, with experience in both her professional and rugby league careers a valuable addition to the club board.

“The Board’s Review of the 2018 season in November last year included a discussion about Board renewal which led to long-serving Board Member John Mackay’s gracious offer to step down as he announced recently,” Dr Hawke said.

“The CEO and I have been considering this matter for some time, leading to Katrina Fanning’s attendance and presentation to the Board last Friday.

“I and the Board are very pleased that Katrina is joining us and look forward to her further contribution to rugby league - where she already has a distinguished record of delivery in our region and nationally.”

Katrina Fanning

Current
• ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body (Chairperson)
• Australian Rugby League Indigenous Council (Chairperson)
• Australia and New Zealand Indigenous Women in Business Leadership Network (Board Member)
• Director Coolamon Advisors
• Canberra Raiders (Board Director)

Previous
• General Manager – Strategy, Innovation and people, Aboriginal Hostels Ltd
• General Manager Operations – Aboriginal Hostels Ltd
• Project Manager – Indigenous Programs and relationships, Community services directorate, ACT Government

Achievements
• 2017 ACT Finalist – Australian of the Year
• 2015 Public Service Medal for outstanding contribution in Indigenous Affairs
• 2014 Canberra Woman of the Year
• 2014 ACT NAIDOC Person of the Year
• Founder of the Indigenous Showcase at the National Multicultural Festival
• 26 test matches for Australia in Women’s Rugby League – Jillaroo number 6
• Captain of ACT, Country NSW and NSW women’s rugby League teams
• Former President of Canberra and Australian Women’s Rugby League Associations
• Manager of Indigenous Women’s All Stars NRL team

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Sounds promising.

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Post by Green eyed Mick » April 1, 2019, 4:13 pm

Excellent decision. Hopefully her first priority is a Raiders women's side.

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welcome aboard

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Green eyed Mick wrote:Excellent decision. Hopefully her first priority is a Raiders women's side.
dunno, sounds like a money hole so far

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Post by Green eyed Mick » April 1, 2019, 6:13 pm

bonehead wrote:
April 1, 2019, 4:57 pm
Green eyed Mick wrote:Excellent decision. Hopefully her first priority is a Raiders women's side.
dunno, sounds like a money hole so far

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Post by PigRickman » April 1, 2019, 6:58 pm

Sounds like a really strong appointment. Her resume is very impressive.

Hopefully she brings a fresh approach and some new ideas to the Raiders board.
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Post by PigRickman » April 1, 2019, 6:59 pm

bonehead wrote:
April 1, 2019, 4:57 pm
Green eyed Mick wrote:Excellent decision. Hopefully her first priority is a Raiders women's side.
dunno, sounds like a money hole so far

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Post by BadnMean » April 1, 2019, 8:29 pm

Womens Rugby League already lost an entire generation to union or nowhere when they let the ACT comp fold a decade or so back- a despicable move & just laughable in the face of what Union & AFL were offering at the time. Typical of rugby league administration.

I watched a lot of ACT women's league at the time, Fanno was tough & brutal & not necessarily sporting on players half her size or less- a bit of the early days grubby Gallen about her play imo. If she's that tough in the boardroom she'll do well for herself.

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Post by Fuifui Bradbrad » April 2, 2019, 7:53 am

Sounds like a good appointment.
Being a Fanning, she'll probably be handy to punch on with Cronulla players if they go too far the next time they're at Bruce
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Post by greeneyed » April 3, 2019, 6:42 pm

AUDIO: Katrina Fanning brings a new perspective to the Canberra Raiders board

There's a new face at the Canberra Raiders, with women's rugby league pioneer Katrina Fanning joining the Board of Directors. Tim Shaw spoke to the former Jillaroos star, who replaces John Mackay.

Audio: http://2cc.net.au/podcasts/12421-katrin ... board.html
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