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. 


Dame Susan Devoy (DNZM, CBE)


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


David Hawes -Chair
David has been involved in Squash in Canterbury as an administrator for a number of years – both at club level with the Hoon Hay Squash Club and as part of Squash Canterbury.  He is committed to put something back into the game so people can enjoy the sport and continue to receive what the game has to offer.  David was elected to the Board in 2019 for 3 years.

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Simon Lynch
Appointed to the Board in 2019 for a term of 3 years, Simon possesses strong corporate finance advisory and M&A experience attained within infrastructure & leveraged finance investment banking and as a senior advisory practitioner within one of New Zealand's big-four corporate advisory teams. Simon is a current member of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants.

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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 year term.

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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.

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Matt Rogers
Matt is a director of a 5 partner chartered accountant firm based in Hawke’s Bay working closely with SME businesses for financial clarity and strategic direction. He is a current member and treasurer of the Havelock North Squash Club. Matt was appointed to the Board in 2019 for 3 years.


Murry Sutherland

Murray owns a contract services company with his wife Jacquie. He is an Eastern Squash Junior Academy coach based at the Havelock North Squash Club.  Murray previously worked in the UK and Europe with Nike EMEA for 17 years as Product Marketing category leader for Court Sports Footwear based in Hilversum, The Netherlands. 


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

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, Participation 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 coaches, masters and iSquash/devliery app training.

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, supporting major events in partnership with the hosting squash district and venue and referee development.

E: deanna@squashnz.co.nz

M: 027 739 1779

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)
  • Aileen Buscke

Advisory Groups


Referee Management Panel

  • Glenn Carson
  • Jackie Hamilton
  • Mike Jack
  • Janet Udy



  • Vicki Rae
  • Kent Darlington
  • Debbie Dunbar

Senior and Doubles

  • Michel Galloway
  • Glen Wilson
  • TBC


  • Linda Matson
  • Stephen O'Toole
  • Scott Gardiner

Keen to get involved?

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

Our Partners