Sport Canterbury Trustees are appointed by the wider Board on the recommendation of the Appointments Committee for a term of three years. Trustees shall retire at the end of their term; they may be reappointed upon recommendation of the Appointments Committee for up to two further terms. A minimum of five and maximum of 10 Trustees shall hold office at any one time.
Gerry Dwyer - Chair
Gerry is a partner in Christchurch law firm Clark Boyce. He is Chairman of Rowing New Zealand and a Life Member of both the Canterbury Rowing Association and the Avon Rowing Club. He is a member of the Marian College Foundation, Christchurch Metropolitan Trotting Club, Marist Albion Rugby Club and is Chairman of the Canterbury Sports Foundation.
Melanie Carpinter (Ngāi Tahu) has worked in communications leadership roles in the public sector, the private sector, and for her iwi. She is a trained journalist with experience leading external and internal communications and engagement strategy, including managing reputational risk, media issues and advising executive leaders and boards. Melanie joined the Sport Canterbury board to help grow her leadership skills in a governance capacity and to show manaaki to her local Waitaha community. Sport and fitness is a very important part of life for her and her whānau, and she believes in the power of being active to change lives and bring communities together.
Nigel has over 30 years’ experience in financial services, holding corporate leadership roles across the South Canterbury region. He is presently Chief Executive of Venture Timaru – the Economic and Tourism Agency for the Timaru District and a board member of Economic Development New Zealand. He is a member of the Canterbury Regional Skills Leadership Group and the Tactix Management Committee and is also a trustee of both the Aoraki MRI Trust and Aoraki Sports Persons Trust. Nigel classifies himself as “sports mad” and remains actively involved in mountain biking. He describes the basis of his motivation, considering the depth of his local governance responsibilities, as “giving back to the community that has given me so much.”
Selwyn Maister QSM With strong national sporting connections and significant governance insight, Selwyn's sport management career follows 30 years in tertiary education, where he began as a scientist before moving into administration. The former Sport Canterbury Chief Executive is currently the Secretary General of the Oceania Paralympic Committee, Chair of Canterbury Artificial Surfaces Trust, Trustee of Dr Tom Anderson Trust and a Trustee of the University of Canterbury Foundation. Selwyn played hockey for Canterbury and NZ over 15 years, including three Olympic Games. He coached at club and provincial level for many years, coaching the New Zealand Women's Hockey Team in Sydney and served as a director of Hockey NZ. He has 3 Life Memberships in hockey and is an Order of Merit Holder for the NZ Olympic Committee. He cycles, walks and enjoys gardening for personal fitness.
Alan brings a strong strategic, engineering and business management background to the Sport Canterbury Board. He has been involved with the New Zealand Fire and Rescue Service since 2002, most recently as manager of Strategic Redevelopment for Christchurch. He serves on the Innovation and Business Improvement Steering Group, and is overseeing the city’s post-earthquake rebuild of the Justice Precinct. Alan’s passion for sport is evident in his personal history of white water kayaking on the international level.
Kim Sinclair-Morris has been recognised for her achievements in netball umpiring, and holds the position of Executive Director for the Canterbury Clinical Network (CCN). The CCN is an alliance of health system leaders and partners who work together to transform the delivery of health services through a person-centric, clinically-led approach that improves health outcomes for Cantabrians. She brings a wealth of experience in strategic partnerships, change leadership and a focus on solutions that deliver to people as well as systems. Kim enjoys spending time outdoors with her active family and regularly heading home to the West Coast.
Prue Taylor has been involved with secondary school sport for the best part of 30 years, coaching, managing and observing secondary school students in action in a variety of sports throughout New Zealand. As Deputy Principal of Rangi Ruru Girls’ School (1989-98) and Principal of Christchurch Girls' High School (1999-2013), she developed a particular appreciation for the positive impact of sport and physical activity on the lives of young women. An active sportsperson herself, Prue brings significant local and national governance experience to the Sport Canterbury Board, as she was Committee Member of the Canterbury Secondary School Sports Committee from 2003 to 2013.
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