Nicky van den Bos
Programme Director

Nicky joined Women in Sport Aotearoa in August 2020 as our experienced events and operations lead. Her 10 years’ experience spans both New Zealand and the United Kingdom in a range of National Sports and Commercial Organisations. Most recently she led the events department at New Zealand Cricket, responsible for planning and executing live international men’s and women’s cricket matches across the country.

In her role as Programme Director for Women in Sport Aotearoa, Nicky is leading all planning and preparations for hosting the 8th IWG World Conference on Women & Sport in Auckland, New Zealand for both our physical and virtual audiences. In addition leads on other key programmes such as the Brighton plus Helsinki 2014 Declaration and the Sport NZ Women and Girls Summit.

Read more about Nicky’s appointment here.

You can contact Nicky on:


M: +64 22 059 7999


Peta Forrest
Marketing & Communications Manager

Peta joined the WISPA team from Sky Television, where she worked as the Internal Communications & Engagement Manager for 3+ years, leading the overall communications and engagement programme for 1,100 employees. She led several campaigns and events for staff, including the communications programme for the COVID response team, and successfully launched Sky’s internal social network (Workplace by Facebook).

As WISPA’s Marketing & Communications Manager, Peta leads the national and international marketing and communications programme that supports WISPA and IWG’s strategic plans. She is also responsible for building the profile of and engagement with WISPA through its key events and activities such as the IWG World ConferenceWomen + Girls Summit and the Captains Lunch. 

Read more about Peta’s appointment here.

You can contact Peta on:


M: +64 21 078 5155

Shanee Kiriau 
Community & Digital Delivery Manager

Shanee first joined the WISPA team in July 2020 on a 600-hour placement through AUT University, a pre-requisite to finish her Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Sport and Recreation double degree. She impressed WISPA and its key strategic partners to such an extent, that she was offered part-time employment from the end of her internship through to the end of her degree, before moving into the newly created position of Digital & Community Coordinator, starting 1 March 2021.

In her full-time role, Shanee coordinates all aspects of WISPA’s digital activity and is putting systems in place to support a very active online and offline community all around Aotearoa New Zealand. She is also responsible for key digital and community strategies and projects planned as part of WISPA’s delivery of the International Working Group (IWG) on Women & Sport Secretariat and World Conference 2018 – 2022.

Read more about Shanee’s appointment here.

You can contact Shanee on:


M: +64 21 276 7561

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