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Former CEO of Basketball Queensland Joins Seahawks as Interim General Manager

The North Gold Coast Seahawks Basketball Association is thrilled to announce the appointment of Graham Burns, former CEO of Basketball Queensland, as its Interim General Manager (GM). With an illustrious career spanning over two decades, Burns brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record of success to his new role.


Previously serving as the CEO of Basketball Queensland for nearly twenty years, Burns spearheaded initiatives that led to sustained growth and financial stability within the organisation. His strategic vision and leadership skills were instrumental in implementing high-performance structures, revamping league formats, and fostering significant participation growth.


Burns also boasts experience as the General Manager of Cairns Basketball Inc., where he continued to excel in enhancing governance, strategic planning, and organisational expansion. His appointment at North Gold Coast Seahawks signals a new chapter for the association, poised for further development and success.


Expressing his excitement about joining Seahawks, Burns stated, "I am genuinely thrilled to be joining the North Gold Coast Seahawks family. The opportunity to contribute to the growth and success of the club is incredibly exciting. I look forward to working closely with the team to build on the strong foundation already in place and drive the association to new heights."


President Rob Sleaford expressed confidence in Burns's ability to drive positive change within the association, stating, "Burns will scrutinise all aspects of our operations, including junior and club developments, to identify areas for improvement. Following discussions with our Club Delegates, it has been suggested that a full audit would bring only benefits to the club. Graham Burns's expertise will be invaluable in this process." 


With Burns set to commence his role in the coming weeks, the North Gold Coast Seahawks eagerly anticipate the positive impact of his leadership. His appointment underscores the association's commitment to excellence and its dedication to fostering growth at all levels of our association. The Seahawks community looks forward to embarking on a new era of success under Burns's guidance.

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