Netball South chairman Paul Buckner says the organisation
will not be rushed into appointing a chief executive.
Outgoing Netball Southland and Steel CEO David Bannister had
been offered the job but he turned down the role and has
decided to return to Australia to be with his family.
While it is a setback for the organisation, Buckner said new
candidates had emerged.
"We had other interest and we'll go back and explore that,"
"So there is a process to go through and we'll talk to
Netball New Zealand about that. But my feeling is we have new
interest so we should be re-advertising."
Buckner felt some people may not have applied initially
because of a perception the role was Bannister's for the
taking. Now that he is out of the picture, others can come
forward and have, Buckner said.
"When the incumbent is no longer there it rejuvenates
interest and I've got to say the calibre of people that have
come forward is quite exciting." It is unlikely anyone will
be appointed before Christmas, with the position likely to be
advertised either side of the festive season.
"We don't want to be railroaded into something, so what we
are looking at doing is working through the transition with
David and relying on senior staff.
"It is a wee bit of a setback but we feel it is an
opportunity to widen the net again. It is an important
position and we don't want to be rushed this close to