Basketball Geelong has a new leader

deanGBL, News


Following the 2016 Annual General Meeting, Basketball Geelong Inc. is pleased to announce games record holder and retired Supercat Sebastian Loader as it’s new Chairman. Loader takes over from out going Chairman Chris Burrell who is in his final term as a member of the Basketball Geelong Commission.

The 6’9″ Centre is more commonly known for his on court performances for the Geelong Supercats and Christian College, but has built a strong business reputation of the court with his entertainment businesses Timezone and Laserquest and in more recent times with his food retail business Salsa’s Fresh Mex in Westfield Geelong and Highpoint.

When speaking of his appointment Loader said “I am humbled to be elected chairman in an extremely exciting period for us as an organisation, we are all looking forward to the coming months with a great deal of enthusiasm”

“We have an extremely passionate and committed board together with a terrific CEO and the team he has working with him. We share an eagerness to continue the fabulous work already done by the Board led by outgoing Chairman, Chris Burrell, which has helped lay the foundation for us to now be able to concentrate our continued push to strengthen basketball development and growth in the region.”

Loader will be supported by a stable group of Commissioners, with only one change to the group.

Chris Burrell and Glenn Sharp are in the middle of a two year term, the final term available to Burrell under the rules of the leagues constitution.

Mark Talbot was elected along with Seb Loader at the FY2016 AGM and will serve a further two years.

Leigh Dawson retains his Co-Opted position on the Commission and is joined by new member Beth Davis as the second Co-opted member.

Former Supercats Captain Briath Cox is the only change to the Basketball Geelong commission having not re-nominated for his Co-opted role. Cox who is the General Manager of Partnerships & Corporate Sales at the Geelong Cats was thanked by the Commission for his years of service and as a former player and parent of a junior basketballer, will not be a stranger to the association.

The Commission still retain the right to appoint an additional Co-opted member to the Basketball Geelong Commission and will discuss the relevant skills and suitable people at the first available time.

If you wish to express an interest in becoming a member of the Basketball Geelong Inc Commission, or wish to contact Chairman Sebastian Loader please email