Paralympics New Zealand (PNZ) is very proud to have recruited and retained the following talented team members. Each person plays a key role in implementing the PNZ Strategic Plan - Towards 2020.
Fiona is a well-respected strategic leader in New Zealand sport with a
16 year plus career. Since 2007 she has led growth of the Paralympic
Movement in New Zealand.
Malcolm has over 20 years’ experience in High Performance Sport. Since 2008 he has led all PNZ programmes to deliver against Paralympic Games medal targets.
Lynette has worked in High Performance event and campaign direction for 20 years’. Since 2014 she has led all Paralympic Games campaigns and Member relationships.
Jenifer has extensive experience in sponsorship, marketing and partnership management. A 20 plus year career with commercial and sponsorship management roles in media and sport. She leads commercial partnership, business development and fundraising activities for PNZ.
Melissa is a communication and PR professional with over 20 years’ experience. Since 2012 she has led PNZ’s brand and reputational growth across New Zealand.
Laure has extensive experience in events and digital globally, notably with the Paris 2024 Olympic & Paralympic Bid. She leads our Celebration Project including a series of community events celebrating our Paralympians towards Tokyo 2020 and digital strategy.
Marguerite is one of the world’s leading Para sport classifiers, with 20 years’ experience in the sector. Since 2009 she has led the national Classification Strategy.
Melissa is a skill acquisition and athlete development specialist with 11 years’ experience. Since 2016 she has led PNZ’s athlete development programmes.
Kieran has been a community development specialist for almost 5 years. He has a passion for engaging the community in Para sport. Since 2016 he has led this programme for PNZ nationally.
Graeme is a very experienced High Performance manager, with a 25 year career in delivering results. Since 2017 he has managed the Para Swimming programme.
Marty has spent 20 years’ in various New Zealand High Performance Sport roles. Since 2017 he has managed the Para cycling and Shooting Para Sport programmes.
Simon has had a 20-year career in sport and has coached Paralympic swimmers to three consecutive Paralympic Games since 2005. His focus is now set on Tokyo 2020.
Roly has been involved in Para sport for close to 40 years, representing New Zealand at five Paralympic Games, two as an athlete and three as a swim coach. He is now focussed on developing Para swimmers for Tokyo 2020.
Stuart has been coaching in High Performance cycling for more than a decade in the UK and New Zealand. He joined PNZ in 2015 and became Head Coach in April 2017.
Laura joined PNZ as a sighted pilot for Para cycling in 2009 and won five Paralympic medals across London 2012 and Rio 2016. After retiring in 2016 she became a coach.
Damian is highly respected in high performance sport having worked in the sector for more than eight years, completing his PhD research as part of his role with the Cycling New Zealand track programme. He has been coaching athletes across a variety of sports since the late 90’s, with an emphasis in all disciplines of cycling in particular track sprint cycling.
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