Paul's newspaper industry career spans almost 37 years. His most recent role was as General Manager of Fairfax Central Region, where he was responsible for publishing three daily newspapers (including The Dominion Post) and 15 community newspapers. While working as Sports Editor, Paul spent six years reporting on the All Blacks (including the 1981 Springbok tour). He has had many sporting assignments ranging from Wimbledon tennis to the New Zealand women's softball team's participation in the world championships in Canada. Paul is a current member of the New Zealand Parole Board. He is also a member of the Real Estate Agents Authority Complaints Assessment Committee and the Advertising Standards Authority Appeal Board.
Kevin has worked in the sport and recreation sector for the past 25 years following a successful 27-year banking career.
Kevin had a 14-year tenure as Executive Director of Wellington Tennis during which time he hosted New Zealand’s first World Youth NEC Tournament and Asia/Oceania FED Cup. He also led development of tennis’ Regional Performance Centre. Kevin received Sport Wellington’s Sport Administrator of the Year Award in 1996 and the Trish McKelvey Leadership Award in 2007.
In 2007, Kevin joined Sport Wellington and focused on sport development. More recently he has made important contributions to sport leadership and governance across Wellington and New Zealand. Kevin retired from Sport Wellington in late 2018, but continues to consult to the sport sector.
Kevin is passionate about all sport and active recreation. He is past-president of the Karori United Tennis Club and continues to play tennis. In 2017, Kevin won a gold and silver medal in tennis at the World Masters Games.
Waimarama Taumaunu was born in Waipawa. She attended Canterbury University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in history.
She was a member of the national netball team, the Silver Ferns, from 1981 to 1991. She played in the team that won the 1987 Netball World Championships and was captain of the team in the last three years of her international career.
She has experience in sport management and governance spanning many years and two countries. In 1998, she was appointed as National Performance Director for All England Netball. She was also the assistant coach for the England national team in their 2003 Netball World Championships campaign. She was also appointed as one of the Establishment Board members for the English Institute of Sport and was a board member of the UK Sports Lottery Awards panel.
Returning home in 2003, Waimarama worked for the State Services Commission in the Chief Executive Employment and Development unit. In 2008 she accepted the position of assistant coach for the Silver Ferns and eventually took over as head coach.
In New Zealand, her governance roles have extended across a diverse range of interests, including the Correspondence School, the Broadcasting Standards Authority, the Alcohol Advisory Council and Sport New Zealand.
Of Ngāti Porou and Ngāi Tahu descent, Waimarama was inducted into the New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame in 1996 and into the Māori Sports Hall of Fame in 2007.