Trailblazing CEO Carolyn Campbell appointed head role at Scouts NSW

Trailblazing CEO Carolyn Campbell appointed head role at Scouts NSW


Scouts NSW has appointed former Netball NSW head Carolyn Campbell as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Campbell will bring more than 20 years’ experience to the position, having led Netball NSW for 15 years and the Women’s Hockey World-cup for five years.

She was most recently Interim CEO of Basketball Australia, and is the currently Chair of Sport NSW, a position she has held since February 2019. 

Campbell will lead the NSW branch of this global youth development organisation, which delivers youth-focused program of activities to more than 18,000 young people aged 5 to 25 years in Australia. 

“I’m delighted to be joining Scouts NSW at a pivotal time in its history,” Campbell said in a statement.

“Emerging from the pandemic, Scouts offers young people life skills, outdoor adventures, and positive social interactions with their peers.”

“Scouts is proven to build resilience in young people – a value that is now more important than ever.”

“The last two years have tested the resilience of young people. Scouts offers them opportunities to reconnect, to grow, to lead and to challenge themselves.”

Campbell has been growing the appeal of netball at both grassroots and elite levels for more than a decade. Under her 15-year guidance, Netball NSW saw massive growth in membership and participation.

Her experience with NGOs and outdoor recreational activities was seen as a great fit for Scouts NSW — the State’s leading youth organisation.

Neville Tomkins, Chief Commissioner of Scouts NSW, said the team are delighted to have attracted a CEO of such high calibre.

“Carolyn’s energy and experience will ensure we continue to deliver a contemporary program that attracts more young people across the State, and reinforces our role in enabling young people and adults to become leaders in their local communities,” she said in a statement.

Campbell will commence her role with Scouts NSW in January next year. 

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