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)
  • 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 (CEO, Volleyball New Zealand)
  • Ingrid Cronin-Knight (Country Manager, MYOB)
  • Debbie Curgenven (Community Sport Manager, Aktive Auckland)
  • Pam Elgar (CEO, Make-A-Wish Foundation)
  • Sue Emmerson (Assistant Dean, Auckland University of Technology)
  • Michelle Hollands (General Manager Regional Leadership, Sport Waikato)
  • Meg Luff (New Zealand Partner Marketing Manager, MYOB)
  • Kirikaiahi Mahutariki (Executive Manager, Māori Financial Solutions, ASB)
  • Dianne McAteer (Professional Board Member)
  • Laura Menzies (Diversity & Inclusion Co-Lead, Sport New Zealand)
  • Kirsten Patterson (CEO, Institute of Directors in New Zealand)
  • Sarah Sandley (CEO, Aktive Auckland)
  • Kereyn Smith (CEO, New Zealand Olympic Committee)
  • Louisa Wall (MP for Manurewa; former Black Fern; former Silver Fern)


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