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Our structure
To tatou hanganga

Sport NZ is governed by a board whose members and chairperson are appointed by the Minister for Sport and Recreation. Together with our senior leadership team, they set and guide Sport NZ's strategic direction.


Board of Directors

Setting our strategic direction and providing governance and leadership.

Senior leadership team

Our Chief Executive and General Managers.

Business units
Community Activation

Provides leadership and support for the sector to ensure more Kiwis, especially tamariki and rangatahi, participate in play, active recreation and sport. Within this business unit we have five teams: Expertise and Capability, Spaces and Places, Diversity and Inclusion, Intelligence and Rautaki Māori.

Partnerships and Communication

Our work is to develop a system of capable organisations that can deliver world-leading sporting and physical activity outcomes. Within this business unit we have six teams: Partnerships, Business Capability, Integrity, Marketing and Communications, Philanthropy and Major Events.

Strategy, Policy and Corporate

Responsible for developing, monitoring and reporting on Sport NZ’s strategies, and is the lead policy advisor for the Government on all matters relating to play, active recreation and sport. This business unit is responsible for Sport NZ’s ministerial serving and cross-government relationships, as well as Finance, IT, Office Management and HR support. It also supports and resources the Sports Tribunal of New Zealand.

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