It is with regret that we announce that after a 13 year relationship with Kilsyth Basketball, most recently as our Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Garry Conner has tendered his resignation in order to commence the next chapter of his career.
During his time with Kilsyth Basketball, Garry has experienced Kilsyth Basketball from all angles, having held a number of roles, including coach, player, spectator, committee member, board member and Chairman of the board.Over the last two years as CEO, Garry has made his biggest visible contributions, including securing the tenure of Kilsyth Basketball across our Kilsyth, Lilydale and Oxley stadiums, initiating the refurbishment of Lilydale Stadium and playing a pivotal role in securing funding for Kilsyth Basketball, in collaboration with Melba College and the Victorian Government, to build and operate a brand new four-court basketball stadium in Croydon.
Garry and the Kilsyth Board of Directors are delighted with these achievements, which place Kilsyth Basketball in a strong position to continue their journey for the next 50 years.Garry has led a dedicated team of staff and volunteers, each of whom play an integral role in the everyday running of a successful Kilsyth Basketball, and leaves Kilsyth Basketball in a very strong position for future growth.
We sincerely thank him for his contribution and leadership during his tenure as CEO and wish him all the very best for his future.We hope to see him around the stadiums in due course and we wish him the very best for the Kokoda trek in October 2018.
An interim CEO, Will van Poppel, has been appointed by the board until the completion of an appropriate process for appointment of our new permanent CEO.
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