As the 2017 British & Irish Lions Tour takes the country by storm, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise and Global Women are thrilled to co-host an inspirational event that brings together some of the most compelling female leaders in the NZ sporting world.
Sport is at the heart of New Zealand’s culture and the way we understand ourselves as a nation. How can we ensure that sports leadership is truly diverse?
Our four panelists will bring their knowledge and expertise to a discussion illustrating the important role that diversity plays in our wider NZ Story. They’ll discuss the reasons why diversity is key to advancing New Zealand’s sporting culture, and how we can bring more women into sports leadership roles.
Don’t miss out on this unique event: Be sure to register for your complimentary ticket now.
Shed 10 (Level 1)
5.00 pm - 7.00 pm
Wednesday 5 July 2017
Please RSVP by
Friday 30 June 2017
Kereyn is CEO of the New Zealand Olympic Committee. Her appointment to this role in 2011 follows 20 years in sport leadership having been CEO of the New Zealand Academy of Sport South Island, General Manager of the Hillary Commission, as well as positions within Government and CEO of a sports trust.
Kereyn was the first woman in the 100-year history of the New Zealand Olympic Committee to be appointed CEO. She has been a leading advocate for increasing the profile and participation of women in sport in all roles and functions, and has won international acclaim for her work.
Dr Farah Palmer (ONZM) is a senior lecturer in the Department of Management at Massey University and Director of the University's Maori Business & Leadership Centre (Te Au Rangahau). She is a former captain of the Black Ferns who captained the team to three consecutive Rugby World Cups, was inducted to the World Rugby Hall of Fame in 2014 and has served on the New Zealand Maori Rugby Board since 2007. In 2016 Farah was elected to the board of New Zealand Rugby, the first woman elected to the NZR board in it’s 124-year history.
Liz sits on the boards of New Zealand Cricket, New Zealand Olympic Committee, St Kilda Football Club in Melbourne, Hurricanes Ltd and is the Chair of Kiwi Insurance Ltd. Liz has also served on the boards of racing and betting organisations on both sides of the Tasman, and the Wellington Regional Stadium Trust Board. Liz is a prominent company director with over 30 years of experience in the governance, management and marketing of business and sports organisations in both New Zealand and Australia.
Barbara spent 21 years at the top of international windsurfing, competing at five Olympic Games and winning medals at three of them. She has 4 World Championship titles, 4 New Zealand sportswoman of the year titles, has been inducted into International Sailing and New Zealand's halls of fame, and was awarded the Sport New Zealand Leadership award in 2014.
From 2005 to 2016 Barbara served as a member on the International Olympic Committee, sitting on 12 different sporting executive boards, commissions or working groups representing New Zealand, Oceania, Woman and Athletes on this highest level of sports administration. Currently she is a vice president of the International Surfing Association and was instrumental in assisting surfing to make it’s debut as a new sport on the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. She is also on the advisory board for the LA2024 bidding team.