Isaac
Years ago

NBL announce Fraser Neill as new CEO

We are announcing our new CEO this morning. Big day at NBL HQ! #bringit


Fraser Neill will join the NBL as its new Chief Executive Officer, charged with steering the iconic Australian sporting brand through the next exciting phase of its 35-year history.

His appointment comes just days after the NBL officially demerged from Basketball Australia.

Mr Neill has previously held senior management roles with the Australian Jockey Club, New Zealand and New South Wales Rugby Union and the International Rugby Board.

Mr Neill was the Chief Executive Officer of the New South Wales Rugby Union for three years from 2004 to 2007. He was the Tournaments Director for the International Rugby Board and was responsible for establishing the world Rugby Sevens Series and facilitating delivery of the 2003 Rugby World Cup. After 2 years in the private sector Mr Neill is now returning back to sport.
"We cast a wide net on our recruitment process and had interest from some very high profile sports administrators currently working in other sports across Australia," Mr Dunn said.

“But Fraser stood out as our preferred option. He brings a wealth of sports management experience to the role and a proven ability to lead through changing times within the sporting landscape. His skills will complement Tony Cochrane who remains focused on growing our commercial revenue, I am thrilled to have Fraser on our team.”
Announcement on NBL.com.au

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Tony Cochrane would be nice

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Aerius  
Years ago

AndTheFoul Dude?

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Happy Days  
Years ago

Tony Cochrane would be a huge coup.What sort of $$$ would they be offering $150-200k?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Daniel Eade?

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Aerius  
Years ago

Mr Johnny White?

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The Situation  
Years ago

"AndTheFoul Dude?"

Not sure if serious?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

THats laughable.

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sam  
Years ago

Could they have picked a worse day to get drowned out by the AFL?

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Muzz Buzz  
Years ago

a football player farting would make bigger head lines that what the NBL could muster right now. there is no good day to over come the AFL behemoth in the news.

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paul  
Years ago

What if the new CEO is an ex-AFL player and he farts?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Then it wont stink Paul....sheesh

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Muzz Buzz  
Years ago

Touche Paul

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paul  
Years ago

It's Fraser Neill, has a strong rugby background. Too bad the reffing has changed...

http://www.nbl.com.au/article/id/18wi16grgyxyt1telofk75k14u

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curtley  
Years ago

What are his credentials in dealing with Asia?

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paul  
Years ago

Well he apparently established the World Rugby Sevens which plays legs in Hong Kong, Dubai and Japan.

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Happy Days  
Years ago

Melbourne boy originally.Went to Monash Uni with Economics and Accounting degrees.Pretty impressive resume if you check out Linkedin.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

A lot of LinkedIn profiles look impressive it doesn't mean anything.

If you aren't aware google New South Wales Rugby Union, they are broke as!

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The Situation  
Years ago

"If you aren't aware google New South Wales Rugby Union, they are broke as!"

Whats your point?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

"Whats your point?"

He'll feel right at home?

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Melbourne Boy  
Years ago

I didn't go to Monash happy days

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Happy Days  
Years ago

I figured that!!!

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Bear  
Years ago

Well if you look up the NBL online you can read about all manner of news, that's nice and good luck to our new CEO, I hope he does a good job and is well supported.

Agree, not much at all in our other news media here in Victoria at least!

Needs one thing above everything else to break into the media and shave some of the grip the AFL beast has on sport down here IMO, and the A'League has shown us what that is...

It is a second team folks!

Until we get some real rivalry and opposing passion between our fan base we will lie in slumber among the print, radio and TV media, sorry but that's my take on it and I believe it is too true...

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Melbourne Boy  
Years ago

Lol, Happy Days the rhoads scholar

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Anonymous  
Years ago

SERIOUSLY! When will there be someone in charge of NBL with basketball experience, knowledge and passion that truly know how to sell basketball t the corporate world in Australia.

There will never be a CEO or Gen Mgr with only basketball experience in charge of AFL or NRL!

So why Steve Dunn(DUMB) and our fellow owners hire someone with ZERO understanding of basketball???

Did you not learn anything from Kristina Keneally??

The other sporting codes can see they have nothing to worry about from the NBL as long as they continue to make basic fundamental mistakes such as hire people who can sell BASKETBALL!!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Like Peter Ali or Larry Sengstock?

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FYI  
Years ago

So David Stern played basketball, Demetriou football and Cochrane drove a v8 by your logic

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The Situation  
Years ago

Demetriou did play football.

But I agree, this suggestion is just ridiculous. Keneally's problem was not that she didn't understand basketball. It's that she didn't understand business.

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Isaac  
Years ago

The top spot doesn't need to be a basketball person but someone who can see what to keep, what to change and then hit up business and media for support.

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The Situation  
Years ago

The corporates are more likely to jump on board with sponsorship and investment if they are dealing with a guy with a proven track record in sports management, rather than someone like Andrew Gaze.

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dane suttle  
Years ago


The big question is, will the CEO have the balls/ability to say NO to the power brokers [big club owners who have hired him] when he has to? He needs to be fully independent to do what's needed.

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