Jeff is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors based in Dunedin. He is a Chartered Accountant by trade and is an Associate Partner at Findex, where he specialises in strategy development and performance improvement.
Jeff holds a number of governance roles that include Sport Otago, Kāti Huirapa Rūnaka ki Puketeraki, Institute of Directors Otago Committee, and Adventure Development Limited. He also holds multiple advisory board positions with privately held companies.
Jeff is married with three young children and loves to spend the warmer months touring around the takiwā in his caravan. Sport and being active has been a huge part of his life, and he enjoys spending time playing with, and watching, his kids sports endeavours. He is a keen mountain biker and trail runner (well, trying to be anyway!).
With a background in global corporate consulting, community development, and government involvement, Kathy brings a unique combination of experience to the Sport Otago Board. She worked for KPMG and Mercer Consulting Group in strategic planning, organisational development, and leadership communication in the US and UK, before moving to Wānaka in 2002. Since then, she’s held a variety of management roles, most recently at Community Networks/LINK, the Upper Clutha’s one-stop community support and connection centre.
Current governance positions include Deputy Chair of the Central Lakes Trust and member of Kāpuia, the ministerial advisory group providing guidance to the government on its response to the Christchurch mosque attacks. Kathy has a long history of volunteering for local community groups, and, along with her family, enjoys the active lifestyle on tap in Wānaka - getting out on the lake, in the trees, and on the mountains.
Amy is a dairy farmer on her family farm on Inch Clutha, South Otago, after previously working as an accountant. She is the President of South Otago Netball and is on the committee for the Cross Recreation Centre in Balclutha. She enjoys playing team sports, including netball, basketball, touch, and 5-aside soccer, as well as coaching a local high school netball team. She also enjoys walks with her dog and water and snow skiing.
Current governance roles for Otago Regional Council (Co-Chair, Audit & Risk Committee) and Southland Regional Council (Chair, Audit & Risk Committee). His involvement in sport is currently as President and Committee Member of Dunedin Technical Football.
A deeply experienced generalist Dougal brings a lifetime of participation, coaching, wider involvement, and governance in sport and is currently the CEO of Southern Football.
Gianna is the current Chairperson of the South Pacific Rugby League and Sports Club, a Committee Member of the Otago Rugby League Board and Trustee, Te Hiku Media Board of Trustees.
Mat has a strong background in governance. He has been a Sport Otago Trustee since July 2021, and is currently a director at Regional Tourism NZ and at Racers Edge in Wānaka. Recently he was on the Board of Snow Sports NZ and was the Chair of Lake Wānaka Tourism.
Mat is also currently the Chief Executive at Destination Queenstown (DQ). Prior to joining DQ, Mat was head of sales and services at Cardrona Alpine Resort (CARL) and Treble Cone, and was involved in the acquisition of Treble Cone, securing the rights to develop into the SOHO Basin. Mat moved from CARL to join the parent company RealNZ as GM of Experience Whakatipu to oversee the Queenstown operation of the TSS Earnslaw, Walter Peak, Jet Boating, and Water Taxis.
Before joining the tourism industry, Mat had extensive experience in outdoor adventure sports retail, he was the managing director of R&R Sport before selling to The Warehouse Group, merging R&R Sport with Torpedo 7.
Nicola has a background in Health Psychology. She is an Associate Professor, and currently teaches and researches in Pain Management and Recovery from Injury. Nicola has over 70 peer-reviewed academic publications. She also serves on a wide range of boards and committees, including The Human Rights Tribunal, The Health and Disability Ethics Committee, ADL (a mental health provider), The Medical Sciences Council, and The Medical Sciences Secretariat. In her down time Nicola enjoys skiing and paddle boarding, and lives in Arrowtown with her husband and the youngest of her four children.
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