Foundation Members

Women in Sport Aotearoa originally came into being at the end of 2016, thanks to the passionate support of the following 22 Foundation Members.

These members remain very active, providing support to the Board and team where possible, situated from within their current professional positions. 


  • Sarah Beaman (Business Improvement Consultant, Strategic Reality)
  • Steph Bond (Executive Manager, New Zealand Players Association)
  • Toni Bruce (Professor, University of Auckland) 
  • Gaye Bryham (Head of Department, Auckland University of Technology)
  • Toni-Maree Carnie (Chief Executive, Volleyball New Zealand)
  • Ingrid Cronin-Knight (Country Manager, MYOB)
  • Debbie Curgenven (Community Sport Manager, Aktive Auckland)
  • Pam Elgar (Chief Executive, Make-A-Wish Foundation)
  • Sue Emmerson (Assistant Dean, Auckland University of Technology)
  • Michelle Hollands (Strategic Projects and Partnership Manager, Te Waka)
  • Meg Luff (New Zealand Partner Marketing Manager, MYOB)
  • Dianne Williams (Independent Director)
  • Laura Menzies (Diversity & Inclusion Co-Lead, Sport New Zealand)
  • Kirsten Patterson (Chief Executive, Institute of Directors in New Zealand)
  • Sarah Sandley (Chief Executive, Aktive Auckland)
  • Kereyn Smith (Chief Executive, New Zealand Olympic Committee)


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