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Our People


We are a family of passionate, positive, health, fitness and business professionals who simply love the game of squash. We're committed to developing the game at all levels and providing others with world-class opportunities to try it, play it and love it. Meet those who are committed to helping shape our future and turn it into a reality. 

Patron

Dame Susan Devoy (DNZM, CBE)


Honorary Solicitor

 


Auditor

McGregor, Bailey & Co


Board

Our elected board members represent the interests of squash in New Zealand and are entrusted to ensure the organisation is soundly governed.

About Us Squash New Zealand Greg McKeown - web Greg McKeown, Chair
Greg is currently a consultant and has previous work experience as a teacher, information technology company owner and as Chair for transport on the Auckland City Council. He currently plays squash at the Harcourts Eden-Epsom Squash Club in Auckland. Greg was elected to the Board in 2015 for two years (expiring 2017).
About Us Squash New Zealand Steve Dunbar - web Steve Dunbar
Steve is the Director for a sports and consultancy organisation where he has experience in major events such as the Wellington rugby sevens. He currently plays squash at the Khandallah Squash Club in Wellington. Steve was elected to the Board in 2015 for three years (expiring 2019).
About Us Squash New Zealand Gareth Fleming - web Gareth Fleming
Gareth is part of the leadership team for the Co-Operative Bank as the Chief Financial Officer. He currently plays squash at the Mana Squash Club in Wellington. Gareth was elected to the Board in 2015 for three years (expiring 2018).
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Kevin Muir
Kevin is Drilling Sales Manager at McNeill Drilling based in Invercargill, he looks after all types of drilling from Christchurch South. He currently plays squash at Squash City Invercargill. Kevin was elected to the board in 2017 for a three years (expiring 2020).

About Us Squash New Zealand Vaughan Utteridge 2 - web

Vaughan Utteridge
Vaughan currently works at the Christchurch City Council as a Sport Liason Advisor and has over 20 years experience in the sports industry. He currently plays squash at the Hoon Hay Squash Club in Christchurch. Vaughan was elected to the Board in 2016 for three years (expiring 2019).

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Liz Young
Liz currently works at ASB bank as a Project Manager, Liz has many years experience in the IT field. She currently plays squash at the Royal Oak Squash Club in Auckland. Liz was elected to the board in 2017 for 3 years (expiry 2020).

Staff

Everyone on our team brings different skills and experiences, but shares the same commitment to learning, improving and helping to provide world class squash experiences.

 

Jamie Tong, Chief Executive

 Jamie is responsible for enabling the effective delivery of the initiatives contained in the ‘Squash on the Move’ strategy, as well as maintaining strong relationships with Squash Districts, Commercial Partners, funders and all other key stakeholders.

E: jamie@squashnz.co.nz

M: 021 333 073

Fleur Townsend, Finance and Adminstration Manager

is the responsible for all financal aspects of Squash New Zealand.

E: fleur@squashnz.co.nz 

M: 09 815 0970

Shelley Kitchen (MNZM), High Performance Manager

Shelley looks after the high performance framework and is responsible for elite and potential performance player development, as well as working with appointed coaches to develop themselves and the athletes they work with along the talent pathway.

E: shelley@squashnz.co.nz 

M: 021 167 2817

Daniel Grant, Squash Manager

Daniel is responsible for the implementation of programmes aimed at growing participation and membership across the sport, as well the provision of services to districts and clubs for referees, masters and providing logistical support to high performance and national events.

E: daniel@squashnz.co.nz

M: 021 875 202

Deanna Forsyth, Event Manager

Deanna is responsible for the successful planning and delivery of international and premier events as well as major events in partnership with the hosting squash district and venue. 

E: deanna@squashnz.co.nz

M: 027 739 1779

Colleen Porath, Communications & Marketing

Colleen is our communications and marketing specialist.  Her remit includes promotion of squash within the community and wider public in order to lift the profile of the sport.

E: colleen@squashnz.co.nz

M: 027 838 9788

Life Members

18 of New Zealand’s most dedicated contributors to the game of squash have been honoured at a Squash New Zealand Annual General Meeting as a Life Member. It is a prestigious title which recognises an individual who has made a significant contribution to the game of squash that has enhanced the game at local level, regionally, nationally and / or internationally.

  • Dardir El Bakary (now deceased)
  • Butch Gifford (QSM) (now deceased)
  • Don Green (now deceased)
  • Roy Haddon (now deceased)
  • Allen Johns (now deceased)
  • Geoffrey Kingscote (now deceased)
  • Roy Mitchell (now deceased)
  • Michael Sumpter (now deceased)
  • Neven Barbour
  • Bryden Clarke
  • Norman Coe
  • Don Cotter
  • Murray Day (OBE)
  • Dame Susan Devoy (DNZM, CBE)
  • Peter Highsted
  • Bill Murphy
  • Ross Norman (MNZM)
  • Susie Simcock (ONZM)

Advisory Groups

Coaching Advisory Panel

  • Paul Sykes
  • Graeme Randolph
  • Jason Fletcher 

High Performance Advisory Panel

  • Stephen Cunningham
  • Shelley Kitchen
  • Kashif Shuja
  • Grant Smith
  • Joanne Williams
  • Glen Wilson

Referee Management Panel

  • Glenn Carson
  • Chris Buckland
  • Mike Jack
  • Janet Udy

Selectors

Junior

  • Robbie Wyatt
  • Graeme Randolph
  • Adam Odering
  • Debbie Dunbar

Senior and Doubles

  • Michel Galloway
  • Glen Wilson
  • Shelley Kitchen

Masters

  • Linda Matson
  • Stephen O'Toole
  • Scott Gardiner

Keen to get involved?

Our Districts and Clubs are always on the lookout for volunteers.

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