Awarded Life Membership 21 May 2021
Sue Taylor’s service to the Commonwealth Sport Movement has been extensive, as has her worldwide service to netball.
Sue was a Board Member of the Australian Commonwealth Games Association (1994–2011), including a significant term as Vice President (1998–2006). During that time, she was also a member of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) Board (2003–2007), one of the first women to fill that role.
In 1999, Sue was appointed a Member, Order of Australia (AM) ‘For service to sport, particularly netball, as an administrator, umpire, coach and player’.
Sue was a Board Member of the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games Corporation (2001–2007) and a played a central role in the successful Games in Melbourne.
From 2007, she was a Vice President of the Commonwealth Games Association, Western Australian Division, and received Life Membership of the organisation in 2020.
A former President and Chair of Netball Australia, on the international stage, Sue has been a leading figure in international Netball, serving as Vice President of the International Netball Federation from 2011
Sue’s service to the Commonwealth Sport Movement was recognised in 2018 when the CGF awarded her an Order of Merit for services to Commonwealth sport.
In 2021, the CGF created its Ethics Commission with Sue being one of the inaugural members. Such is her standing in the organisation that President Dame Louise Martin said, ‘I am delighted we [the CGF] have been able to appoint three individuals of such gravitas to lead our new Ethics Commission’.