Appointed Board Member – Greg Allnutt MNZM
Greg is a Partner in a strategic business advisory business and helps executive leaders of medium sized businesses across NZ and Australia to adapt, grow and thrive through change.
Greg is a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his work in strategy and leadership. He has led people continuously for over 30 years in the military, public and private sectors. He has held several governance roles.
Although he started the sport later in life, Greg is a passionate surfer and grabs a wave at any opportunity, and appreciates what it does for his well-being. His wife and girls also live the surfing lifestyle, with his wife also enjoying judging.
Appointed Board Member – Sarah Rogan (profile to come)
Appointed Board Member – Charmaine Clark (profile to come)
Appointed Board Member – Mark Pevats
Mark is a chartered accountant with his own successful accounting business – YHPJ Accountants.
As a travelled surfer the world over, Mark has a significant understanding of the surfing community. A parent to surfing children, Mark is also highly knowledgeable in event operations.
Mark joined the Surfing New Zealand board in 2019 and has been integral in reshaping the financial processes of the organisation.
Mark is the President of Ocean Beach Boardriders based near Whangarei and also sits on the committee of Surfing Northland.
North Island Representative – Keri McKenzie (profile to come)
South Island Representative – Russell Ritchie
Russell has over 25 years of sports administration predominantly as a volunteer. He has managed regional and national teams since 1989. He has administered regional and national surfing events both as a contest director and head judge.
Russell has driven his local boardrider club to become one of the most successful clubs in the country.
Russell has been a self-employed plumber 30 years being involved in all aspects of the construction industry, including the onsite/offsite coordination and management of jobs (housing & light commercial). Since 2011, he has been running a construction company involved in the large-scale repairs of earthquake-damaged houses in Christchurch.
Maori Representative – Alan Te Moananui (profile to come)
General Board Member – Deb Bowry
Deb is currently on the New Zealand Water Polo Board and has an interest in vast aquatic sports whether it is in the pool or in the ocean. She is of Samoan descent and loves the diversity that surfing provides for all walks of life in our beautiful country.
Deb brings knowledge and experience from seven years on the NZ Water Polo Board with a clear understanding of the difference between governance and management. Deb is currently the Assistant Regional Sports Director for School Sport Canterbury with a finance portfolio aimed at helping grow revenue streams in the sporting environment.
Deb is a current member of the Southern Wahine Boardriders Club.