Badminton Australia welcomes new Board Members

Badminton Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of three new Board Members.

After receiving a significant number of applications for the positions, Badminton Australia has chosen three individuals who bring with them specific expertise and skills that will be beneficial to the future of the organisation.

We would like to welcome Kaitlin Mason, who is the current Head of Marketing Media and Communications at Baseball Australia, Team Australia and the Australian Baseball League (ABL).

Kaitlin has worked tirelessly to establish a successful career in the Australian and New Zealand sports industry, with a focus on marketing, digital marketing, media and communications.

Kaitlin Mason

Kaitlin embraces any opportunity to undertake new challenges that will further develop her skills and abilities.

“As a marketing, media and broadcast specialist who has worked in sport in Australia and abroad for many years, working for an organisation like Badminton Australia greatly appealed to me,” Kaitlin said.

“Badminton is an exciting, international sport and I look forward to growing the game.”

Outside the office, Kaitlin spends time at the beach, teaching Pilates and making memories with family and friends.

In addition, Aditi Biswas has come to the Board with more than 15 years of experience across relationship management, partner alliances and product management within technology Start-up, investment banking and financial services industries.

Aditi is currently the Head of Service and Support AU at the FNZ Group and holds a leadership role with primary responsibility for delivery of a responsive and effective production support and service delivery function across all Australian clients.

Aditi Biswas

Aditi has an extensive history on the Badminton court as a former international player and multiple national title holder; having represented India as a part of the National Team and is now a Badminton World Federation accredited High Performance Coach.

“I applied for the Board position as I believe that I could bring all of my collective experience in the corporate world, as an international Badminton player, a BWF coach and now mother of two sports loving girls to oversee the governance of Badminton Australia,” Aditi said.

“As a Board Member, I’m especially interested in the development of high performance pathways to enable Australian Badminton players to compete effectively on the world stage and in helping improve the popularity and participation of Badminton in Australia.”

We would also like to welcome Paul Reining (Elected – vacant position until the AGM) who is a highly respected director and corporate advisor, and a sought-after mentor for business owners in Australia.

Paul’s executive career extends more 25 years, having occupied multiple CEO and/or CFO roles, including Aussie successes Catch Group and 2XU, and executive roles in high profile listed organisations JB Hi-Fi Limited (ASX) and Kraft Heinz Company (NASDAQ).

Paul Reining

Paul’s specialty as a business leader is building high performance teams that achieve high performance results. Paul commenced his professional career at Big Four advisory firm PricewaterhouseCoopers within their Entrepreneurial and Business Services Team, and in recent years returned to his consulting roots as the founding CEO of Accension, a group of experts committed to unlocking the full potential of emerging and high growth businesses.

“I’m passionate about promoting the growth, success, and popularity of Badminton in Australia where there is such a culture and love of sport in general, and therefore so many competing choices at the grass roots,” Paul said.

He discovered Badminton at the age of 13 and in his junior years was a pennant player at Mountain Districts Badminton Association. These days he has rediscovered his love for playing the sport and enjoys a hit down at the Ocean Grove Badminton Club. He is excited to “give back” to a sport that has provided him so much enjoyment over the years.

“I’m committed to supporting Badminton Australia’s members, players and officials as well as providing leadership, governance, mentoring and support to all participants and administrators of the sport,” Paul said.

Badminton Australia President Andrew Greenway extended a warm welcome to Kaitlin, Aditi and Paul.

“I’m very pleased with the appointment of the three new Board Members who will all bring very valuable knowledge, skills, and expertise to the Board which will assist Badminton Australia to continue to push the sport to new heights,” Andrew said.

“With significant growth in our sport with now more than 400,000 people playing Badminton in Australia, there has never been a better time for Badminton Australia to push for a strong marketing and corporate strategy.

“I’m confident that the newly appointed Board Members will bring a lot to the table in these areas while also having significant experience in finance and governance.”