NZC Board

L-R, Neil Craig(inset),Diana Puketapu, Geoff Allott, Debbie Hockley (President), Greg Barclay (Chairman), Liz Dawson, Don Mackinnon, Ingrid Cronin-Knight, Martin Snedden

Debbie Hockley – President

Appointed NZC President: 2016

Debbie Hockley was elected president of NZC at the 2016-17 Annual Meeting.

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, and the first female president of any ICC full member board.

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 board of Canterbury Cricket.

Neil Craig

Appointed to NZC Board in 2013

An experienced business leader and company director, Neil Craig is the founder and Executive Chair of Craigs Investment Partners, a leading full service NZX participant firm.  Neil is currently the Chair of Comvita Ltd and a Trustee of the Bay Oval Trust.  He has several other directorships including private equity and agricultural/horticulture based companies.

Ingrid Cronin-Knight

Appointed to NZC Board in 2016

Ingrid Cronin-Knight is a former WHITE FERN with experience in grass-roots cricket governance.  Ingrid has broad management experience in digital technology, marketing, strategy and change management and is a founding member of Women in Sport Aotearoa (WISPA).  She heads the SME and Accountants business for MYOB in New Zealand.

Liz Dawson

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 currently sits on the boards of the New Zealand Olympic Committee, St Kilda Football Club in Melbourne, Hurricanes Ltd and is the Chair of Kiwi Insurance Ltd. Liz has also had past service on the boards of racing and betting organisations on both sides of the Tasman, and the Wellington Regional Stadium Trust Board, and was a panel member of the NZ Rugby Respect and Responsibility Review.

Don Mackinnon

Appointed to NZC Board in 2011

Don Mackinnon is an experienced sports governor. 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 solicitor, and managing partner of the firm SBM Legal. He chaired the drafting committee for the new NZC constitution and currently chairs the Board’s Remuneration Committee and High Performance Advisory Group. In 2017 Mackinnon was also appointed to an international 3-person Integrity Vetting Panel for the IAAF.

Diana Puketapu

Appointed to the NZC Board in 2017

Diana was formerly a Chief Financial Officer for more than ten years, both in the commercial sector and in the sporting environment, including two America’s Cup campaigns based in the UK and Spain. She was also Chief Financial Officer of growing iwi business Ngāti Whātua o Ōrākei in Auckland. She is a Fellow Chartered Accountant who is currently an Independent Director on a number of boards. Her portfolio of directorships include Tamaki Redevelopment Company, Ngati Porou Holding Company and Netball Northern Zone, and she was previously on the board of the World Masters Games which was successfully held in Auckland in April 2017.  In 2015, Diana was elected a member of the Board of the New Zealand Olympic Committee.  

Martin Snedden

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.

Ken Rutherford

Appointed to NZC Aspiring Directors Programme in 2017

Former New Zealand cricket captain Ken Rutherford has been appointed the first participant in NZC’s aspiring directors programme. The Aspiring Directors Programme is essentially an internship designed to target individuals with particular skills who may have an interest in joining the NZC Board. Mr Rutherford played 56 Tests and 121 One Day Internationals for New Zealand, and captained the side from 1992 until 1995.

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