Broncos appoint new director

The Brisbane Broncos Limited Board announce the appointment of Mrs Katie Bickford as the first female director of the Brisbane Broncos, effective from today.

Mrs Bickford, Project Director of the $3 billion RNA Showgrounds redevelopment, has had more than 20 years experience in executive management across both public and private sectors.

In her current role with property giant Lend Lease, Mrs Bickford has been instrumental in establishing the RNA project and she also is responsible for company strategy and new business.

Her experience includes advising on strategy and business development, stakeholder and business engagement, risk and reputation management, strategic positioning, brand marketing and change management.

Mrs Bickford has also held senior advisory roles with government.

Mrs Bickford, originally from Tallwood, west of Goondiwindi, had a life-long involvement in sport and she has been a supporter of the Brisbane Broncos since its inception in 1988.

For more than 16 years she was an accredited equestrian coach, judge and competitor at national and international level.

Until recently, Mrs Bickford was also a director for more than seven years on the Australian Baseball Federation (ABF) Board where she was responsible for strategic planning, marketing, sponsorship, membership and key relationships.

She remains an advisor to the Bandits baseball team in the National Baseball League.

Mrs Bickford is a Fellow of both the Australian Institute of Management and the Australian Institute of Marketing. She is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors; the Property Council of Australia; the Brisbane Development Association; the Urban Development Industry Association and is a Councillor on the Queensland branch of the Australian Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.