22 November 2011
Softball Australia is pleased to announce that John Hollingsworth (Vic) and Helen Langenberg (Tas) were elected as Softball Australia Directors at the Softball Australia AGM on 19 November 2011. John has been a Director filling a casual vacancy position on the Board since April 2011 and Helen is new to the Board.
John is experienced in leading large, complex organisations during periods of significant growth whilst facing the pressure of a maturing and highly competitive market. He has been involved in Baseball and Softball in a playing, coaching and administrative capacity for the last 30 years. John has been involved on various Board positions in both sports including as the inaugural President of the Eastern Raiders Softball Club. His experience as both a player and administrator have influenced his view on the important role sport plays in building character and teaching valuable lessons that translate into all aspects of life. He brings a strong skill set to the Board of Softball Australia which includes a high level of commercial acumen and corporate governance expertise, coupled with high results orientation and a commitment to the delivery of quality outcomes. John is currently Chief Executive Officer of Stellar - a leading global customer care organisation employing 5,000+ people with a presence in five countries.
Helen comes to the Board with many years’ experience across most facets of the sport. She was the inaugural Vice-President of the Werribee Softball Association and, on moving to Tasmania, became an active player, coach, umpire and scorer. Off the diamond, Helen took on the roles of Treasurer, Vice President and President of the Tasmanian Softball Council (now Softball Tasmania), and President of the Burnie Softball Association. In addition to her out-standing Softball credentials, Helen has an impressive track-record in sport management and policy. In her current position as Director Sector Development with Sport and Recreation Tasmania, Helen provides advice on key sport and recreation issues within and across government, building on her skills and knowledge in the planning, development and management of sport and recreation programs, services and facilities.
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