Our Staff and Board

Our team are here to help you


Michael Carr



Phone: 027 606 1002​​​​​​​

Leads Sport Taranaki 

Maree Judd

Executive Assistant


​​​​​​​Phone: 027 856 1792

Board and CEO liasion

Administration enquiries

Funding enquiries 

Terry Long

Community Connector 


Phone: 027 705 6963

Event management

Volunteer management

North Taranaki and New Plymouth funding enquiries​​​​​​​

Janet Fleming

Community Connector


Phone: 027 226 0947

Administration enquiries

South and Central Taranaki funding enquiries​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​Event management

Andrew Moffat

Marketing and Communications Lead


Phone: 027 838 6525

Media enquiries

Event promotion 

Managing digital media 

Dr. Alistair John

Insights and Evaluation Lead


Phone: 027 357 7493

Survey advice

Sport and recreation statistics

Research enquiries​​​​​​​

Marina Healey

Spaces and Places Lead


Phone: 027 406 6123

Leading Good Sports project

Advice for clubs​​​​​​​

Facilities advice for organisations and clubs

​​​​​​​Oversees Taranaki Regional Sport and Recreation Facilities Approach

Guy Honnor

Coaching Advisor


Phone: 027 705 9369

Coaching Advisor

Good Sports project

Health and Safety ​​​​​​​

Kayla Jones

Health Development Advisor


Phone: 027 384 3277​​​​​​​

Working with Taranaki schools

Chris McLean

Healthy Active Learning Lead


Phone: 021 116 7726

Working with Taranaki schools

Leading Healthy Active Learning ​​​​​​​

Hayley Tito

Health Active Learning Advisor


Phone: 021 178 7002

Working with Taranaki schools

Mattie Thomas

Healthy Active Learning Advisor


Phone: 027 711 3982

Working with Taranaki schools

Jason Avery

Healthy Active Learning Advisor


Phone: 027 273 3010

Amy Buick

Healthy Active Learning Advisor


Phone: 021 246 2692

Claire White

Active Lifestyles Lead


Phone: 027 653 3466

 Green Prescription and 

Health enquiries


Emma Coombe

Green Prescription Advisor


Phone: 027 855 8129

Green Prescription enquiries

Jonathan Boniface

Green Prescription Advisor


Phone: 022 057 3857

Samantha Burgham

Digital Communications Advisor


Phone: 027 857 3529

Rachael Berndt

 Different & Better Programme Lead​​​​​​​


Phone: 06 759 0930​​​​

Hilary Blackstock

Community Strength and Balance Coordinator


Phone: 06 759 0930

Strength and Balance programme enquiries 

Jasmin Carr

Active Recreation Advisor


Phone: 027 946 3855 ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Alayne Mason

Finance Manager


Phone: 021 246 5730

Finance enquiries

Rewi Panoho



Phone: 021 540 830

Hester Stretton

Play Advisor 


Phone: 06 759 0930

Nadia Phillips

Māori Lead​​​​​​​


027 285 2900

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Contact Details

Sport Taranaki

Yarrow Stadium

Maratahu Street,

New Plymouth 4310

T: (06)7590930

E: info@sporttaranaki.org.nz


Grant Coward


Grant has a passion for all sports. He has a wealth of governance and sporting experience, having played, officiated, coached and administered in many codes including basketball, golf, surfing, cycling, rugby league, cricket, rugby, hockey, table tennis, snooker, netball, football, tennis and running.

Rochelle Farmer

Deputy Chair

Rochelle is passionate about the role of sport and exercise in the development of young people and building healthy communities. Sport Taranaki’s vision aligns with her focus on overall well-being, including mental health, nutrition, exercise, and being connected into the community. Rochelle has played netball, hockey, and tennis at a representative level and has competed in athletics, cross country, and various other sports. She is a keen runner and loves spending time outdoors, going to the beach, and watersports. She also brings her experience as a corporate and commercial lawyer and knowledge of governance to the board. 

Susan Darney-Taylor

Board Member

With many years experience across multiple sporting codes, Susan brings enthusiasm and passion to her support of a community rich in sport. Born and raised in Taranaki, Susan has had wide involvement in both mainstream and evolving sports. As a player and coach (including a decade of coaching Inline Hockey), and through her governance roles, she strongly believes in the positive effects of sport and sees physical activity as key to wellbeing and a healthy lifestyle.  Susan is a Chartered Accountant working primarily with charities and not-for-profit organisations. She is a board member of Swimming Taranaki and a NZSCTA Premium Coach, assisting with her local swimming club. She enjoys skiing, mountain biking, the gym and watching her sons compete in grassroots sport.

Jane Parker

Board Member

Jane brings a cheerful energy to the board. She has a lifelong connection to sport through her netball career  and her four energetic children who participate in a variety of sports. She promotes hauora as a philosophy and understands the contribution sports and active recreation can make to it.  Jane has a strong presence in the netball community through her coaching and mentoring and is active in the wider community with a strong background in operational management and finance.

Phillippa Wilson

Board Member

Phillippa wants to make a difference in the lives of young people through her board service. She is a Chartered  Accountant (Fellow) and has a Master of Public Policy. Phillippa brings many years of experience in finance, audit, risk and strategic planning.

David Bublitz

Board Member

David Bublitz is the New Plymouth District Council representative on the board.

Jono Erwood

Board Member

Jono is the Stratford District Council representative on the board. He proudly represents the Stratford District to ensure there is a level ‘playing field’ for everyone in Taranaki. Jono is a School Community Officer who teaches in Central and South Taranaki schools.  He is a strong advocate for everyone to be active in sport in some way and is himself actively involved in a range of sports in the Stratford area.  

Robert Northcott

Board Member

Robert has lived in South Taranaki all his life and owns Northcott Auto Services in Pātea, which deals with a wide cross-section of the community. Robert is also a member of the South Taranaki Coastguard and Chairman of the Te Mahana Trust -which runs a rest home in Pātea. He is the South Taranaki District Council representative on the board.

Graham O'Brien

Board Member

A semi-retired farmer, I have lived in Hawera for over 40 years. 

As a former rugby coach and school principal, I am keen for Sport Taranaki to continue to develop its capability to provide indepth support for the hundreds of volunteer coaches and administrators who give of their time to provide sporting and leisure opportunities for the young people of the province. ​​​​​​​

I am proud to have been born and bred in Taranaki and I have strong sense of commitment to the province and the South and Central Taranaki area in particular. I believe that our province and it’s people are the equal of any other. This is the conviction I have lived by throughout my career in education and the coaching of sport and is the basis of my approach to the role of trustee of Sport Taranaki.