Our Board of Trustees

Meet our trusted decision makers

Malcolm Allan – Chairman

Malcolm is a highly motivated, energetic, passionate and well-rounded Leader with specialised Sales & Marketing skills.
He has an absolute passion for success and development through best practice and constant improvement.
A proven achiever with a great sense of humour and loads of enthusiasm, he is excited to be working on a board level where it is all about sport and giving back to the community – something he is passionate about!

He is currently the General Manager Sales and Marketing at OCS (Global Facilities Management Company and NZ’s largest and number 1 cleaning company), his major challenge being to develop and execute a customer led strategy to grow the business of an exceptional operationally led organisation which has the opportunity to improve its customer focus.  Previous recent roles included Head of business Development at Turners & Growers where he developed entirely new revenue streams and initiatives, Contract Sales Director for The Shopping Channel, initiating systems, processes, offerings or tools from a blank canvas.

Beth Smith – Deputy Chairman

Beth is a litigation solicitor and has worked in litigation departments of law firms in Auckland and Dublin since 2007.

She was a member of the Black Sticks women’s hockey team between 2003 and 2010, competing at two Olympic Games and two Commonwealth Games, retiring after winning a Silver Medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

Beth stays involved in hockey through work on a number of committees at the International Hockey Federation (currently: Governance Panel and FIH Pro League – Appeals Panel, previously: FIH Athletes Committee, Elections Oversight Panel and Rues Committee). 

Outside work, Beth enjoys time with her young family and various social sports activities.

Paul Seo – Board Member

Paul graduated with MSc at the University of Waikato and is passionate about health in the community.

He worked for Armstrong and Spring Hall after which he started his own business in Trust accounting software for law firms in 1988.

In 2016 he joined Usana Health Science as an independent associate. Usana is an MLM business promoting nutritional supplements (which are produced in an FDA registered facility with personal guarantee for potency) and macro nutrition (weight loss products which are certified by Glycemic Index Foundation as Low GI)

He has taken a junior rugby team to Rarotonga and been involved with coaching, managing and fund raising for Northcote Rugby for about 14 years and College Rugby for the last 3 years.

Bevan Catley – Board Member

Bevan is currently a Senior Lecturer in the School of Management at Massey University (Albany). He is co-director of the Healthy Work Group based in the School of Management and has published a number of research articles on the topics of sports marketing, workplace bullying, and workplace violence.

Bevan has previously served on the Boards of Netball Otago, Netball North, and United Soccer ONE.

James Kemp – Board Member

James Kemp is currently the Commercial Manager of Auckland Cricket and comes from a strong financial background, particularly in sports administration and he was previously CFO at NZ Rugby League. He has a Commerce degree from the University of Auckland and a Sports and Recreation degree from AUT University, and has spent 5 years in the UK working in contract finance.

On the field, James has played at a social level in football for Glenfield Rovers and cricket for North Shore, and also participates in various adventure races and running events.

Outside of his passion for sport, James travels extensively and enjoys getting off the beaten track through hiking and camping. 

Andrew Pragnell – Board Member

Andrew Pragnell is a National Partnerships Manager at Sport New Zealand having previously held leadership roles with Auckland Council, the Human Rights Commission and having lectured in Sport Management at AUT.

He has a wide range of facility development experience from Major Facilities to brokering sports club partnerships. Having worked as a sport development officer for many years across the Pacific region following a career working in the International Development sector Andrew has a passion for sport, education and facilitating opportunities for communities.

In addition to coaching kids sport he undertakes most of learning from his two daughters who are mentoring him into the role of Dad.

Patrick Gale – Board Member

Currently the Principal at Kaipara College since January 2016.  Associate Headmaster at Rosmini College for 13 years prior to that has proved his role as an educational leader specialising in curriculum design, delivery and review. 

He has a Master’s Degree, Educational Leadership and Administration from AUT ontop of a Post Graduate Certificate of Education and Bachelor of Arts (B.A. Hons).

Patrick has played Masters Hockey for North Harbour and coached a range of teams.

Bridget Leonard – Board Member

Bridget is passionate about the multiple benefits sport and physical activity brings to our community across all ages and all levels of participation.

She initially qualified and worked as a physiotherapist before completing a BSc and PhD in physiology. Bridget has undertaken research into the causes and prevention of hypertension, heart disease, diabetes and obesity. More recently her physiology has been applied to the science of sports anti-doping. 

Bridget enjoys being active in the outdoors  – by foot, bike or kayak. She has previously represented NZ in Rhythmic Gymnastics but now aspires simply to be able to still touch her toes.

Leah Lazarus – Board Member

Interested in Being on the Board?

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