Peter Meehan (Chairman of the Board)
Board member of Sport Waitakere since March 2009. Chairman since July 2009. Peter also chairs the Auckland Regional Sports Trust Alliance; is a member of the Auckland Sports and Recreation Reference Group and a Director on the Auckland Sport Establishment Board.
Peter is a retired banking executive (45 years); a Company Director, fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and an associate fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Management. He is a former board member of New Windsor Primary School and for 13 years a board member of Avondale College including 4 years as Chairman.
A keen follower of sport, particularly golf and is a member of Titirangi Golf Club. He was an active volunteer for the 2011 Rugby World Cup. Peter has lived in West Auckland for most of his life, currently residing in Te Atatu Peninsula. He is married with two married children.
Tim is a senior partner of UHY Haines Norton , located in Henderson. He is active in professional, business and community affairs both as a Chartered Accountant and businessman, providing advice to a wide range of business and community groups
Carol is the Chairperson of Maori Touch NZ, she and Late husband Gerard co-founded Waitakere Maori Touch and Maori Touch NZ.
Carol has also been involved in Netball for over 20 years, playing for West City Rollers Club and coaching at Secondary and Primary School Levels.
Carol has a commitment to Maori education and successful futures for young people of Waitakere City. She is the co-founder of He Wero o Nga Wahine, a school for young mothers. Carol is currently the Director, Maori student and Community engagement at Unitec.
Carol is also a proud grandmother of 5, Kahana, Te Aho, Te Aowai, Te Ahu and Ngawati.
Reuben is an experienced corporate lawyer, having worked for a large Australasian law firm in Auckland for many years and for a large American law firm in London for four years. He specialises in corporate and insolvency work and is a member of the Institute of Directors, New Zealand Venture Capital Association and INSOL New Zealand. Reuben was born and raised in Massey, playing his rugby for Massey High School, Waitemata Rugby Club and Massey Rugby Club, and having represented Auckland at age group level. He is also a keen touch rugby player, golfer, fisherman and diver, although his biggest sporting passion (other than rugby) is surfing, having surfed the west coast for the past 22 years. Age and old rugby injuries have forced him away from rugby into soccer which he currently plays (very badly) for the Western Wombats in Point Chevalier.
General Manager of Alan Duff Charitable Foundation Books in Homes Programme. After playing 61 tests for the Silver Ferns from 1993-2003, in 2004 took on coaching role for the Samoa Under 21 Netball team and the Samoa National Netball Team until retiring from coahing in 2011. Linda has a real passion and interest in working with Pasifika Youth. In conjuction with North Shore Pacific Islanders Presbyterian Church she has been involved with youth on the North Shore since 1990 and established youth programmes based on leadership, educational activities, basic life skills and total wellbeing of the individual.
Morag has been the Principal of Green Bay High School since 2005. She has strong associations with the west having commenced her teaching career at Rutherford College (then High School) where she was eventually Assistant Principal. After nine years as Second Principal of Howick College she returned to the west to lead Green Bay High School in its next phase of development. She is especially keen on the value of sport and physical recreation in education and has lead the development of strategic plans for sport in all three schools with which she has been associated. Morag is a board member of College Sport which is responsible for the management of secondary school sport in the Auckland region. Morag lives in Titirangi with her family, and particularly enjoys skiing.
Rob is Chief Executive Officer of Te Araroa - The Long Pathway. Rob was previous with Piha Surf Life Saving Club where he was General Manager for four and a half years. Rob has a BA in Geography and a Post-Grad Diploma in Sport Management. On completion of his qualifications Rob worked for the Wellington RFU as their Club Rugby Administrator (2002-04) before moving to the Waikato union as their Community Rugby Manager (2004-06). Rob was General Manager of Piha Surf Life Saving Club for four and a half years (2006-10) where he took them to two Sport Waitakere Club of the Year awards and he himself was awarded the Sport Waitakere Administrator of the Year award in both 2008 and 2009 and won the Waitakere Enterprise Young Business Person of the Year award in 2009. Before commencing as CEO of Te Araroa (April 2012), Rob had two years as General Manager of Rugby League Northland (2010-12), re-establishing the game there following the NZRL re-structure.
Petrece is the Community and Events Manager for the Vodafone Warriors and is also an active member of the Auckland Rugby League Referees Association. She began refereeing at the tender age of 17, going on to serve on the executive committee in a variety of capacities including Vice-Chair and Secretary. In her role with the Vodafone Warriors she has been acknowledged by the National Rugby League (NRL) for the work she does with the Vodafone Warriors in the community, winning awards for both NRL Community Club of the Year and the coveted Women in League Award. She has been an active sports person throughout her life and has played a variety of sports, however Rugby League is where her true passion lies although she has begun running half and full marathons recently completing the Lydiard half marathon. Petrece is married to a fellow referee Aaron and is Mum to Dayna, a very good netball player and Step-Mum to Jacob, an ice hockey addict and Eden, a new convert to hockey. Petrece was born and bred in Avondale where she still resides having also attended Rosebank Primary, Avondale Intermediate and College.