Julie Paterson appointed CEO of the LG Mystics

The LG Mystics Netball Franchise playing in the ANZ Championship is delighted to announce the appointment of Julie Paterson, currently the CEO of Netball Southland and the Southern Steel, as its new CEO.

Tom Nickels, Chair of Greater Auckland Netball Limited, the company owned by the three Auckland Netball regions and established to manage the ANZ Franchise team known as the LG Mystics, said “Julie was the stand out individual from an overwhelming number of exceptionally well qualified candidates who had applied for the role”.

Prior to being CEO of Southland Netball and the Southern Steel, Paterson comes from a background in tourism and events promotion in Southland. Nickels noted “the Southern Steel has a long history of successful competition at the highest levels of New Zealand netball under her management”.

The vacancy had arisen following the resignation of foundation CEO, Mark Cameron, who has been recruited to run Auckland Cricket.

Nickels added that “Julie will take up her new role in the New Year and will assume control of a Franchise that is financially independent and fully funded”. He went on to say “the Mystics have been able to retain 10 of last year’s Grand Final players which includes four current Silver Ferns and have added two more recruits, including English Captain Jade Clarke, which has complemented the depth of the team”.

“We are looking forward to the 2012 season with confidence and to providing our sponsors and stakeholders with an even better result than last year” concluded Nickels.