Chief Executive Officer - Lynette Adams
Lynette became CEO in July 2005 after 10 months as General Manager. She has had an extensive career in sport, in both management and delivery roles. Lynette’s passion for children & youth sport led her into the sport industry and she continues that along with a desire to improve the fundamental movement skills of children. Lynette also believes that sport & physical activity have a huge capacity to impact on both individual lives and whole communities, improving health, productivity, & social connectedness. Lynette is proud to be born & bred a “Westie” & loves working for her region. She is currently a BowlsNZ Board member. She has played many sports (very averagely) and now enjoys social tennis and playing active games with her young family.
Operations Manager - Kate Rooney
Kate manages the business services of Sport Waitakere ensuring quality services are provided to the team, and systems and tools provide efficient administration and facilities. This includes CRM, IT, Policies and Procedures, HR and Health & Safety. Kate has worked in Facilities Management, Administration Management and Information Technology. She enjoys a variety of recreational sports including Sea Kayaking and and has enjoyed participating in the Mainly Music and Wriggle and Rhyme programs with her son.
Community Sport Manager - Elaine More
Elaine More has been with Sport Waitakere since 2004 and is responsible for key programme / service delivery by leading and managing the development and implementation of community sport. Elaine has a general interest in all areas of sport and active recreation, and has had significant involvement with Taekwon-Do both as an Instructor and practitioner.
Child and Youth Advisor - Hollie Evans
Hollie Evans joined Sport Waitakere in 2006 as an Active Schools Facilitator and has now taken on the role of Child and Youth Advisor. Hollie is responsible for managing the KiwiSport Fund and is the Regional Sports Director.
Fundamental Skills Advisor - Pauline Butt
Pauline joined Sport Waitakere in 2006 as Active Movement Advisor & has now taken on the role of Fundamental Skills Advisor responsible for ensuring that children in the 0-12 space gain the Fundamental skills to allow them to participate confidently in organized sport. Pauline comes from a nursing background and has been a Plunket Nurse. She became involved in Te Akoranga Playcentre Association when she had her own children, completing her Early Childhood training to National Supervisors Certificate. Pauline is passionate about ensuring that parents & teachers provide the best possible opportunities for children to learn through quality movement experiences. Pauline is heavily involved with Muriwai Lifeguard Service where she has been involved in coaching, administrative and officiating capacities. Her interests are swimming, hanging out at the beach & supporting her kids’ sports!
Community Sport Advisor - Michael Mau'u
Michael has a Bachelor Degree in Sport and a Diploma in Teaching (Secondary P.E.). Michael has played and coached at elite level and has a true passion for developing the youth of today, he is involved in a number of sporting codes which include rugby, baseball and softball. Michael is currently providing curriculum support to a number of local primary schools as well as creating links with communities, sporting organisations and clubs. There are also a number of special project that Michael is involved with one of which is the Don Oliver Youth Sport Foundation which assist the young people of the west to achieve their potential through sport. Michael’s goals are to develop lifelong learners who share his passion for sport and create healthier life styles for all.
Community Sport Advisor - Julie Bennett
Julie has a wealth of experience in community sport. She is coach of a premier netball team, the secretary of a softball club and a member of a regional softball Board. Her previous role was with the Drug Free Sport NZ.
Community Sport Advisor - Lani Drummond
Lani Drummond has just joined the Sport Waitakere team & is originally from Motueka, Nelson. She completed a Bachelor of Sports Coaching at Canterbury in 2009 and in her studies she took a great interest in fundamental movement skills, particularly in the early childhood ages. Throughout her training she developed a great understanding of the importance of fundamental movement skills & also a wide range of unique and fun activities that enhance the development of movement within children. Lani’s role at Sport Waitakere is to develop awareness & understanding of fundamental movement skills within the Whau area.
Administrator - Stephanie Tahuri
Stephanie has just returned back to the workforce, after having had children. She previously worked as the Office Manager for a corporate software company. Since working at Sport Waitakere she feels that it has revived her love for sports, and feels great to be part of an organisation that drives that vehicle . Stephanie manages the day to day running of the office including administration tasks and front of house enquiries.
Business Services Manager - Jody Bennett.
Jody works to promote Sport Waitakere and our key messages in the community. Her role includes marketing, communication, fundraising and event management. Prior to working at Sport Waitakere, Jody was a Sport Opportunity Advisor for Halberg Trust, supporting disabled people to access sport and recreation opportunities.