NZC Board

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Debbie Hockley MNZM – President

Appointed NZC President: 2016

Debbie Hockley was elected president of NZC at the 2016-17 Annual Meeting, and re-elected for a further three-year term in 2019.

Ms Hockley is a former WHITE FERNS captain and a member of the International Cricket Council’s Hall of Fame.

She is the first women to hold the post of President in NZC’s 122-year history, the first female president of any ICC full member board, and was awarded Life Membership of NZC in 2018.


Greg Barclay

Appointed to NZC Board in 2012

Appointed Chairman in 2016

Greg Barclay has been a director of New Zealand Cricket since 2012 and is currently NZC’s appointment to the board of the International Cricket Council (“ICC”).

He was a director of Cricket World Cup 2015 and is a former board member and chairman of Northern Districts Cricket. Greg is an Auckland based commercial lawyer and an experienced company director holding board positions with various New Zealand and Australian companies.

Geoff Allott

Appointed to NZC Board in 2013

A former New Zealand player, Geoff Allott is the Chief Executive of Quality New Zealand Ltd and the former General Manager Cricket for New Zealand Cricket. He has a background in marketing, finance, and banking, and has also served on the boards of Canterbury Cricket Association and the New Zealand Cricket Players Association.

Liz Dawson MNZM

Appointed to NZC Board in 2013

Liz Dawson is a prominent company director with over 30 years of experience in the governance, management and marketing of business and sports organisations in both New Zealand and Australia.

She is currently the Chair of the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2021 Local Organising Committee, Deputy Chair of the New Zealand Olympic Committee, member of the OCEANIA National Olympic Committee (ONOC) Equity Commission and the Association of National Olympic Committee (ANOC) Gender Equity Commission.

She is a shareholder and Director of Hurricanes Ltd and serves as a Board member of the Racing Industry Transition Agency, and the Board of New Zealand Cricket.

Liz has also had past service on the boards of racing and betting organisations on both sides of the Tasman, the Board of St Kilda Football Club, the Wellington Regional Stadium Trust Board, and as Chair of Kiwi Insurance Ltd. Liz was also a panel member of the NZ Rugby Respect and Responsibility Review.

Jackie Lloyd

Appointed to NZC Board in 2019

Jackie Lloyd has an extensive background in private and public organisations. She is currently Chair of Experience Wellington (Wellington Museums Trust), a director of Kiwi Group Holdings, Naylor Love Enterprises and AgResearch, a board member of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa – as well as a trustee of The Lion Foundation.  She also serves on the National Council of the Institute of Directors.

Jackie has a strong background in business transformation, human resources and leadership. She previously served as global human resources director for the New Zealand Dairy Board and NZMP Fonterra, and subsequently as a consultant and New Zealand country manager for Hewitt Associates and The Gallup Organization.

Don Mackinnon

Appointed to NZC Board in 2011

Don Mackinnon is a highly experienced director particularly in sports governance. He is the Chair of Super Rugby Club, the Blues, and also Chair's World Athletics Integrity Vetting Panel based in Monaco. He is a former director of Sport New Zealand and High Performance Sport New Zealand.

In addition, he is a former Chair of Netball New Zealand and Director of Auckland Cricket. Mackinnon is a prominent employment law barrister based at City Chambers. He chaired the drafting committee for the new NZC constitution and is the long-term Chair of NZC's High Performance Advisory Group. He has also been a director of a number of corporate and not-for-profit entities.

Kevin Malloy

Appointed to NZC Board in 2019

Kevin Malloy has extensive experience in the advertising and marketing industries, including a 29-year stint with the global media agency Starcom. His previous positions include the role of global client director on both Coca-Cola and P&G.

Kevin is now based in Auckland and is a board member of TVNZ and Kiwbank. He is also involved on the boards of the charity organisations the Dingle Foundation and Halberg Foundation and has an ongoing consultancy role with Tourism NZ as its global digital specialist and advisor.

Diana Puketapu

Appointed to NZC Board in 2017

Diana was Chief Financial Officer for more than ten years, both in the commercial sector and in the sporting environment, including two America’s Cup sailing campaigns based in the UK and Spain. She is a Director of Napier Port Holdings, which recently listed on the NZX, raising $224m for 45% of the company, making it the largest IPO in recent times.

She is also on the board of Ngati Porou Holding Company, the wealth creation arm of Ngati Porou. In 2015 she was elected to the board of the New Zealand Olympic Committee. She is a Fellow Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors. Diana’s iwi affiliation is Ngati Porou.

Martin Snedden CNZM

Appointed to NZC Board in 2013

A former 1980s BLACKCAP, Martin Snedden brings a wealth of ‘business of sport’ experience to the table. Martin, at various stages, has been Chief Executive of NZC, Rugby New Zealand 2011 (which delivered RWC 2011), Tourism Industry Association NZ, and Duco Events as well as having been a Director of the ICC and World Masters Games 2017. Martin now leads NZC’s One Cricket project.

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