The FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022 Local Organising Committee has announced Anthea Crittle and Lorraine Landon as its final executive team appointments as it approaches the Sydney-hosted event from September 22 to 1 October 2022.
The pair bring extensive experience in their respective fields to undertake the roles of General Manager –Finance and Business Operations and General Manager – Event Operations.
Their appointments complete the Local Organising Committee’s executive team who, alongside CEO Melissa King and fellow General Managers Taryn Kirby and Dustin Lockett, are responsible for the successful delivery of the world’s largest international women’s basketball event.
Crittle joins the team in Sydney with global business and finance experience across Australia, Europe and the USA. Most recently the Finance Director, Travel and Expense at Uber, Crittle has also held senior positions at Bloomberg, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Qantas and McDonalds.
“I am thrilled to join Melissa and the team and humbled to be involved in such an exciting event for Australian women’s basketball and the broader community,” Crittle said. “It’s such a special opportunity to be a part of an engaging and inclusive event for fans in Sydney that inspires women in sport while also raising the profile of basketball in Australia and globally.”
Landon continues a life-long service to the sport of basketball in Australia, heading up the Event Operations for the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup following previous roles with Basketball Australia, Sydney Kings and the Sydney Olympic Games. Landon also serves as a Director of Sport Inclusion Australia and was formally a Commissioner for Women’s Basketball with FIBA.
“It’s an exciting time for women’s basketball in Australia to have the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup here in Sydney in September 2022 and I am thrilled to be a part of the executive team to deliver the best ever edition,” Landon said.
“Fans will be treated to the best 12 women’s basketball teams in the world that will inspire a new generation of young girls wanting to be a basketball athlete.”
King welcomes the new team members as plans for the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022 continue to take shape.
“In Anthea and Lorraine we have gained two very experienced and valuable operators, who will perfectly complement our existing executive team for the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022,” King said.
“As a group, and together with the support of our Board, we’re looking forward to delivering an exceptional event experience for all involved and making a lasting impact for women’s basketball across Australia and worldwide.”
The FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022 is one of the most prestigious titles in international basketball, featuring the world’s best players from 12 of basketball’s powerhouse nations across Asia & Oceania, Americas, Africa and Europe, including Australia’s very own Opals.
The FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022 is supported by the NSW Government through its major events and tourism agency, Destination NSW and the Office of Sport.