After four years on the IHA Board, Miranda Ransome resigns as President.
Reflecting on the needs of the game, Ms Ransome resigned prior to the Special General Meeting that was called in late November.
For the past 13 years, Ms Ransome has been involved in ice hockey in Australia, volunteering in various roles from local club management, committee member of Ice Hockey NSW, IHA National Development Camps Director, and Vice-President of IHA.
In March 2019 she was elected as President making her not only the first female President of Ice Hockey Australia but the first female President of any International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) national member association.
Whilst there are many achievements that Miranda has contributed to during her time with IHA, the biggest has been the move to the new constitution and governance structure. This achieved National Sports Organisation (NSO) recognition by Sport Australia, complying with the current criteria, including the stated requirement for the organisation to be a company limited by guarantee. This enables access to funding opportunities from Sport Australia for future participation grants, director and coach development and education, and athletes.
The move to a new constitution has also seen an increased focus on strategic direction and organisational oversight and has occurred whilst working with the Australian Olympic Committee and the Olympic Winter Institute Australia.
Moving forward, IHA’s current Board of Directors will continue implementing its strategic plan and working towards the goal of an Australian team competing at the 2030 Olympics, fulfilling all duties including those that Ms Ransome undertook.
IHA wishes to extend its sincere thanks to Ms Ransome for volunteering her time and hard work in the pursuit of growing the sport of Ice Hockey in Australia.
About Ice Hockey Australia
Ice hockey Australia is a not-for-profit community-based organisation with a mission to lead, develop and promote the sport of ice hockey in Australia. IHA is governed and managed by a volunteer Board and various portfolio directors. We are very fortunate to have many good people volunteering because they love this
You can read the letter from the IHA Board of Directors to IHA members here: IHA-Letter-to-Members-15.12.20