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News posted on Monday 23rd May, 2022

Board appointments at Paralympics New Zealand

Jana Rangooni smiling at a lectern

PNZ confirms the re-appointment of Jana Rangooni for a four-year term, and the appointment of Mark Elliott as PNZ Board Member.

Jana Rangooni joined the PNZ Board in October 2015 and has been Chair since May 2021. During her tenure to date, the Board have overseen the introduction of the new PNZ Strategic Plan 2021-2032: a shift toward more audacious social change goals as well as sport-related outcomes.

Currently CEO of the Radio Broadcasters Association, Jana brings over 30 years’ experience in broadcasting and media both in New Zealand and the United Kingdom to PNZ, across all organisational areas including broadcasting, news, marketing and senior management. During the London 2012 Paralympic Games, Jana connected with PNZ to try and assist with ways of increasing broadcast coverage of the Paralympic Games and has played an internal advisory role as PNZ continues developing its relationship with TVNZ at Attitude. As well as her broadcast and media experience Jana has worked in competitive commercial settings and run organisations with complex, multi-stakeholder environments.

Mark Elliott is National Organisational Planning Lead at Springboard Trust working in strategic leadership within the Education sector. He has worked across the High-Performance sector for over 20 years in leadership roles within Cycling NZ, Triathlon NZ and Snowsports NZ, supporting New Zealand teams across six Olympic Games. Mark has worked across multiple sectors including the private sector as a Sports Physiotherapist, and across strategic leadership and governance in business and the public sector.

Mark is passionate about New Zealand’s sporting success on the world stage and believes this is led through effective sports leadership and organisational governance to ensure athletes, coaches, volunteers, and NSOs optimise their potential. In addition, Mark has coached athletes to multiple Olympic and World Championship medals and is now volunteer coaching 12–17 year-olds across the sports of football, athletics and triathlon.

The new PNZ Board will meet for the first time on 26 May.

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