Gordon Brown - Chairman
Gordon has always been involved in sport as a competitor or an administrator and feels that Taranaki has a unique sporting, leisure and recreational spirit that needs protecting and enhancing. He brings a wealth of experience in governance and have always given his time freely to the community; as a past president of Pukekura Jaycee, New Plymouth Rotary and chair of Taranaki Safer Families Trust (formerly the Rape Crisis Centre); Chairman Taranaki Water Polo Board and in his three terms as a New Plymouth District Councillor. Gordon is also a trustee of Taranaki Sports News, which is designed to give exposure to those achievers in our sporting community.
Paul Phillips - Deputy Chairman
Richard believes that participation in sport and active recreation not only creates strong and healthy individuals, but also strong and healthy communities. He feels privileged to be able to be part of an organisation that is helping bring people together to work collaboratively for the future wellbeing of Taranaki and its people. As a passionate participant in sport and active recreation in the region, and with a young family who also enjoy the wide variety of sporting opportunities Taranaki has to offer, Richard believes that he is well placed to bring his own personal experiences and visions for the future, to the Board.
Jono is the Stratford District Council representative on the Sport Taranaki Board. He proudly represents the Stratford District to ensure there is a level ‘playing field’ for everyone within the Taranaki area. Jono is a School Community Officer and teaches in Central and South Taranaki schools. He is a strong advocate for everyone within the community to be active in sport in some way and is himself actively involved in a plethora of sports in the Stratford area.
Phillippa wants to make a difference in young people lives and see that being of the Board is a way of doing it. 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.
Keitha is passionate about the community she lives in and the opportunities that Sport Taranaki can provide. She believes that every person in our community should have the opportunity to participate in sport and recreational activities. Being on the Board give her the opportunity to support the organisation to reach its on-going goals and potential. Keitha brings to the Board her experience in governance, strategic thinking and contract management.