Sir Paul Collins (Chair)

Sir Paul has been Chairman since 2009, and also chairs the board of High Performance Sport New Zealand. He has extensive governance experience in business and sport, having served on the board of more than 50 listed companies in New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong and London, and on numerous boards in the sports sector.

Sir Paul was a governor of the New Zealand Sports Foundation from 1986 to 1999 (which he chaired from 1992 to 1999), a member of the Rugby 2011 World Cup Bid Committee which won the hosting rights for the 2011 World Cup, and a director of Rugby New Zealand 2011 Limited. He was also chair of the Wellington Regional Stadium Trust from 2000 to 2012. Currently, Sir Paul is a director and investor in the Hurricanes Super Rugby franchise.

Sir Paul is also an executive director of the private investment company Active Equity Holdings Limited, and is a former Chief Executive of Brierley Investments.

In the New Year Honours 2015, Sir Paul was made a Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to sport governance.