General Manager, Community Sport 

Geoff came to Sport NZ in late 2012, after three years as chief executive of the Canterbury West Coast Sports Trust. Previous to that he had been Chief Executive of Surf Life Saving New Zealand for nine years. 

As an administrator he has held positions on the national boards of Water Polo, Surf Life Saving and NZ Universities Rugby League. He has also been active at committee level in international lifesaving. 

Geoff is a trained teacher with 17 years of experience in Christchurch secondary schools before moving into sport management. His sporting involvement as a teacher included coaching rugby, rugby league, water polo and basketball.  


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