Athletics Wellington Constitution
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Athletics Wellington Strategic Plan 2017-2021
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Athletics Wellington Board Members
Co Chair: Hamish Girvan joined the Athletics Wellington board in June 2014, and is Chair of the Health & Safety Committee. Hamish is an experienced marketing executive. With over twenty years experience working for a number of telecommunications companies including Spark New Zealand, Sprint Ltd (USA), and Chorus New Zealand, Hamish has commercial and strategic skills, with particular expertise in business relationships, and product and programme management. Hamish lives in Hataitai and is married with two daughters who are both actively involved in school sports activities.
David Robinson is a member of the Kiwi Athletic Club and a keen masters athlete competing in throws and sprints. He is currently an appointed Director of Athletics Wellington and a member of the Athletics Wellington Track and Field Committee. David and his wife, Shelley, run a private medical company and a hill country farm near Hunterville. Prior to medicine and farming David spent 20+ years in the oil industry where he was CEO of NZ Energy Corp, CEO of the Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand, Commercial General Manager for Z Energy and Director of Shell New Zealand. David and Shelley have two teenage sons active in Athletics. Both boys are current NZ Secondary Schools Javelin champions in their respective age groups. Their elder son, Cam, is the current U20 NZ Champion and is part of Athletics NZ Pathway to Podium program. David wishes to contribute to the sport and the community by serving on the board of Athletics Wellington.
Mark Dunlop was appointed to the Board in April 2017. Mark is an experienced lawyer and executive who has a passion for sport and in ensuring opportunities for community participation. He is a member of the Institute of Directors and holds various governance roles across his professional and business interests. Mark is a passionate Wellingtonian and trail runner who is a keen supporter of his children and their peers in athletics. He is actively involved in junior sports coaching and management, with a particular interest in the dynamic between club and school. Mark is committed to applying his business and governance skills supporting the Athletics Wellington team and community in building on its successes and in partnering with others to deliver on our vision and 2017-21 strategic priorities.
Tim Fulton has been a Board member of Athletics Wellington since August 2014. He is an active mountain runner and social adventure racer. Tim is member of the Institute of Directors and has a certificate in company direction. He has a double degree in Physical Education and Sports Nutrition as well as a post-graduate winemaking diploma. In business Tim works locally and globally as an owner/director of online international business development company and also is a director of a tourism property in Marlborough having previously worked for Tourism New Zealand in Europe. Tim works with organisations to get optimal results at every level and build strategic direction
Nick Hegan joined the Board in April 2017. He is a member of Olympic Harriers and a keen cross country runner, and has two teenage daughters who are competitive track and cross country runners. During the work week, Nick is Head of Legal & Compliance at Forsyth Barr and was previously a partner at Russell McVeagh. He is also chair of the Securities Industry Association and a member of the NZX Market Disciplinary Tribunal.
Jake Inwood joined the Athletics Wellington Board in April 2017. Jake brings proven experience in leveraging commercial and grant funding partnership to support regional sport programmes and facilities. This experience will assist Athletics Wellington to develop further income streams to enable their programmes to expand.
As well as this, Jake brings a wealth of knowledge of community and performance sport having been involved with both areas over the past for years with Wellington Hockey Association.
Sue McLean joined the Athletics Wellington board in April 2017 and is a member of the Institute of Directors. Sue is a senior ICT Manager with 20 years’ experience working for large IT Vendors and for Government and Private Sector companies and currently heads the IST Shared Services division within Transpower New Zealand. Sue brings to the board her passion in corporate governance having recently completed her master's degree research on increasing diversity on corporate boards in New Zealand. Sue competed in track and field athletics in school and supported her two children through their individual chosen sports. Sue herself has twice competed in the Speight's Coast to Coast in the two-person veteran team category choosing the Mountain Run and Cycle legs as her disciplines. Sue looks forward to providing support and value to the board and Athletics Wellington members.
After serving the maximum of six years on the Board (five of them as Chair) Todd Stevens continues to provide support to the Board in an advisory capacity and as Centre Treasurer. He is also Chair of the Centre's Cross Country and Road Committee. Todd is an active member (both competitively and administratively) of Wellington Scottish Athletics Club. He was General Manager of the Scottish club for 18 years until 2014. He is a former New Zealand marathon champion and winner of the Rotorua marathon. In business he is a Partner with global business advisory firm PwC, where he specialises in the provision of tax advice. Todd is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand, and holds a Public Practicing Certificate from the organisation.