Rosanne King OAM

Leading Through Disaster

Rosie King is the CEO of Netball Victoria and the Melbourne Vixens. Before taking on the role in 2016, she was part of the executive team at the Geelong Football Club for 6 years. During her time at the Club, she was Acting CEO – the first female to be elevated to this level in AFL’s history.

Rosie was awarded an OAM in the 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours. In 2020, she was honoured to be named an ‘Distinguished Alumni’ by Federation University. Previously, she was awarded the prestigious Graeme Samuel Scholarship by the AFL Commission, which enabled her to undertake further leadership development at Harvard University in Boston.

Rosie has successfully lobbied for greater investment into women’s sporting infrastructure, including a $64 million upgrade to the State Home of Netball, and has most recently been successful in obtaining funding for two statues of sportswomen to be erected in Melbourne.

Rosie has a Master of Business Management (University of Ballarat, 2010) and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She has been a member of numerous boards and advisory groups in sports, education and the not-for-profit sector, and is currently a member of the State Netball Hockey Centre Advisory Committee (Victorian Government appointment) and the Sports Alliance for Crime Prevention (Victorian Government appointment), and she is a Director of Paralympics Australia. Rosie was also announced the 2018 Victorian Sports Administrator of the year.

Further postgraduate qualifications include the Harvard Business School Authentic Leadership Program, Boston MA (2015), AFL Executive Leadership Program (2016), AFL Executive Leadership Program (2016), and Harvard Club of Australia, Executive Development Program (2018).