Kate Palmer started as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Australian Sports Commission in January 2017. Prior to this, she spent ten years as Chief Executive Officer of Netball Australia. During this time, netball grew to be among the largest participation sports in Australia, the Diamonds have remained on top of their sport worldwide, Netball Australia’s revenue more than tripled in seven years and the national netball competition was been re-imagined twice and now has a major free-to-air media partner.
Ms Palmer has also been Chair of the Victorian Institute of Sport and CEO of Netball Victoria. She is a member of Chief Executive Women and has an Honours degree in Sport Science and a Masters in Sport Management.
In her leadership positions in Australian sport, Ms Palmer has created high performing organisations which have excelled in elite sport and growing community participation, with good governance and people management. She has a successful track record of leading transformative organisational change.