Michelle Hollands (Chair)
Michelle moved to Waikato from Christchurch in May 2013 and is currently the General Manager Regional Leadership at Sport Waikato. Prior to joining Sport Waikato Michelle was a self-employed strategy and business performance consultant whose career had seen her deliver strategic projects in the commercial and not-for-profit sectors across a variety of industries in New Zealand, the United Kingdom, United States and European markets. Michelle has international sporting experience having represented the New Zealand Women’s Hockey team at the Sydney Olympic Games and the Manchester and Melbourne Commonwealth Games.
Michelle was the independent chair of Badminton New Zealand for four years and a board member of the Oceania Badminton Confederation. She has also served on the boards Midlands Hockey and the Rototuna Indoor Recreation Centre Trust.
Michelle is a Chartered Member with the Institute of Directors, and is a committee member for the Waikato Branch.
Martin is a partner in Hamilton based law firm Norris Ward McKinnon, as well as chairman of Grassroots Trust. Martin was a former board member of the Waikato Rugby Union and played cricket at club and representative level. ... more
Fraser is a qualified Chartered Accountant and business advisor and is the Managing Partner of BDO Tauranga. He manages a portfolio of business services clients across many industry sectors and acts as professional Trustee to a number of Trusts. He has been in CA practice for over 20 years and is the BDO Partner responsible for strategic planning and business growth development.
He is the past Trust Secretary of one of NZ's largest consumer energy Trusts and past Board member of Priority One which is Western BOP's leading economic development agency. He is a current Board member of the Bay Oval at Mount Maunganui. Fraser was born and bred in Tauranga and played cricket for Bay of Plenty, Northern Districts A and Development sides until injury meant retirement at age 22, and was an Auckland age group rep in both cricket and rugby.
He is married with two children and his interests include supporting his family's endeavours, bagpiping, trout fishing and motorcycling.He is involved with a number of community, school and sporting organisations,and a Rotarian. Cricket, reading, eating and coaching kids sports are some of his passions. ... more
Kylie is the owner of PR Plus, a Taupo based public relations and communications agency. She works primarily in the economic development sector, as well as working with many not-for-profit groups and as an event manager for a diverse mix of large scale events.
She is a Member of the Institute of Directors, NZ Association of Event Professionals and the Public Relations Institute of New Zealand; and currently sits on the Board of Bay of Plenty Community Trust (‘BayTrust’), is the Chair of the One Taupo Trust and on the Board of Trustees for Taupo Primary School.
Kylie has worked in both the public and private sector in management, marketing and communications roles, and has held a number of governance positions in a variety of sectors.
An avid cricket fan, Kylie lives in Taupo with her husband and children. ... more
Peter is a former Northern Districts player with 180 games for the Knights and 15 games for NZ. In the downtime between seasons in his final years playing, he worked in design, television production, marketing and research roles with a range of organisations. After the 2011/12 season, Peter took up a role with the Glenn Family Foundation, working in the community, delivering Sir Owen Glenn's vision for community development in Otara, which led to his retirement from all cricket in mid-2012, effective immediately. He currently works for AUT South at their Manukau campus as their Business Development Manager, linking local business and industry to AUT faculties and students. Other experience includes governance roles with Rape Prevention Education (RPE) and co-leading the national domestic violence awareness campaign called Blow the Whistle on Violence. ... more
James is Head of Sustainability at Air New Zealand, and has previously held the roles of Head of Sponsorship and Insights Manager within the airline. Prior to that he worked at Sport New Zealand as High Performance Strategy and Investment Manager. He played cricket at club and representative level, enjoys tramping and the outdoors, and is married with two children. ... more
Paul Heath has had a lifelong passion for cricket. Although, by his own admission, his playing skills were limited, he became involved in cricket administration at a young age. Between the ages of 22 and 24 he was club captain and chairman of the Howick-Pakuranga Cricket Club in Auckland during a time when the club engaged its first overseas professional player, Clive Radley. After moving to Hamilton in 1981, Paul continued to play for both Old Boys’ and Te Rapa but due to work commitments was unable to continue his interest in administration. Having completed a career including partnership in the Hamilton firm of solicitors Stace Hammond Grace & Partners, practising as a QC in Hamilton and 16 years as a High Court Judge, Paul has returned to the private sector. He has quickly renewed his interest in cricket administration and is looking forward to working with the board to promote the interests of all involved in cricket in the Northern Districts region. ... more
During a successful commercial and Executive Management career, Richard has lead a variety of major infrastructure projects in the UK and New Zealand. Currently Chief Operations Officer at Hamilton’s Ultrafast Fibre, Richard is 7-years into the initiative which delivers ultra-fast fibre broadband access to most of our central North Island communities. One of the key passions he finds in his COO role is his company’s links to the community where he gets to invest his professional and personal leadership to achieve significant social, economic and inclusion outcomes; something he is now looking forward to augmenting through regional cricket, given the privilege of this governance role at Northern Districts. ... more