Board of Directors

Ned Coten (Chair)

Ned Coten

Ned Coten is the CEO of EngageRM, a sports tech scaleup with operations in Australia and the US. Ned has interests in aged care, self storage and  technology and has served as a CEO, Director and advisor in a range of businesses.

His expertise in brand and business strategy, marketing and client acquisition has seen him engage clients in a number of industries and environments. He has written a book on marketing and holds an MBA from the University of NSW.

Ned has extensive experience across all levels of basketball – as a participant, administrator and Board Director in both professional and volunteer capacities across the past 35 years. He was a scholarship holder at the AIS and represented Australia at the 1983 World Junior Championships.

Elected to the Basketball Australia Board in March 2014, Ned was appointed as Chair of BA in 2017.  He is a member of FIBA’s Competition Commission and an ex-officio member of a number of BA Commissions.

Ned sits on Basketball Australia’s High Performance and Associations Commissions.

David Reid (Deputy Chair)

David Reid, who was once an accountant, now has over 20 years’ experience in the legal industry. He has dedicated his practice exclusively to corporate and commercial law for many years. As such, he has strong background in commercial and accounting law, the Corporations Act and regulatory matters.

David was previously a partner at a large practice specialising in commercial and governmental legal work, and is now a Principal Lawyer in DWF’s fourth Australian office in Newcastle. DWF is a global legal business with a purpose to transform legal services, by questioning traditions and thinking beyond conventions.

David brings significant directorial experience, having served on the Boards of Newcastle Basketball, Basketball New South Wales and various other companies across manufacturing, private investment and mining.

David is a family man, but also a keen sportsman with a long-lasting passion for basketball. He has significant experience in playing and coaching basketball, having represented NSW, Newcastle, Manly-Warringah and Port Macquarie as a player, coach and manager.

In 2016, he was elected as the representative for Australia on the Board of FIBA in Oceania and is now the Vice President of  FIBA Oceania. In 2019, David became one of nine elected members to the World Central Board of FIBA (International Basketball Federation) as well as sitting on the Legal Commission of FIBA. David was elected to the Basketball Australia Board in March 2014.

David is Chair of Basketball Australia’s Finance, Audit & Risk Committee and sits on the Competitions Commission.

Anna Cicognani

Dr Anna

Anna is currently the CEO of Orbx, a leading provider of flight simulation scenery add-ons. She has served as CEO and other C-level roles in public and private Companies, such as GeoOp, APN, PMP, Telstra and Fairfax while also being involved in digital media and technology projects of all sizes as an operator and an investor.

She has accumulated valuable experience in using technology to operate efficiently and grow sales and customer engagement. Her passion for all things digital and innovation have driven successful outcomes in the businesses she has operated in.

Anna was awarded a PhD from the University of Sydney, is an Honorary Professor at the University of Wollongong in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences and a Director on the Board of Basketball Australia.

Nickie Scriven

Nickie is an executive business and marketing professional with over 23 years’ experience in business strategy, marketing & communications, brand strategy & identity, advertising, digital & social media, public relations and sponsorship.

As the CEO of Zenith Australia, Nickie is responsible for the agency’s performance, growth and profile on a national scale as part of the Zenith worldwide network. She is accountable for driving the strategic product and growth of Zenith in Australia while also contributing to Zenith’s global positioning and product development through her position on the Worldwide Operations board.

Nickie has also previously worked as the Head of Marketing & Brand at AustralianSuper, was the Media Strategy Principal at NAB and a Group Sales Manager at News Corp. She has extensive knowledge and experience in the digital and social media landscape and is well-versed in data and privacy regulations and their impact on Australian businesses.

John Carey

John Carey is a partner at wilson/ryan/grose Lawyers.  He has been practicing as a solicitor for over 25 years and predominantly advises in relation to risk and risk management on construction and infrastructure projects.

He has a particular interest in project delivery and probity and governance. He is a sessional member of the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal and a registered adjudicator under the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act.