Local Organising Committee

From 5-8 May 2022, Women in Sport Aotearoa will deliver the 8th IWG World Conference in Auckland, with 1200+ delegates expected from around the world.

To deliver an exceptional experience and ensure that the World Conference meets the needs of the global sporting community, a Local Organising Committee (LOC) has been put in place. The following experts were selected as members of the LOC in late 2019, with more members to be announced in due course:

In addition, the following experts have agreed to support the LOC as members of a wider IWG Advisory Group:

  • Nicki Nicol (Chief Operating Officer, NZ Rugby; current Board Member)
  • Toni Bruce (Professor, University of Auckland; Foundation Member)
  • Laura Menzies (Diversity & Inclusion Co-Lead, Sport New Zealand; Foundation Member)
  • Kereyn Smith (Chief Executive, New Zealand Olympic Committee; Foundation Member)
  • Susan Sawbridge, Manager, New Zealand Major Events, Ministry for Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE)
  • Pam Ford, General Manager, Economic Development, Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED)

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