Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


NNZ Announces New Appointed Board Member

NNZ Announces New Appointed Board Member

Netball New Zealand is delighted to announce the appointment of Allison Ferguson as the newest appointed member of the Netball New Zealand Board.

The role became available after NNZ Board Chair Raewyn Lovett completed her full term last month after nine years on the Board, the past six as chair. The Netball New Zealand Board appointments panel – Sir John Wells, Lovett and John Bongard made the decision to appoint Ferguson from a strong list of candidates.

Ferguson has broad commercial skills with a strong legal background and is equally passionate about Netball, chairing the Auckland Netball Board from 2001-2009. She was a previous director of Queen City Netball Ltd (Auckland Diamonds, National Bank Cup Netball franchise) for four years and was one of two Northern representatives in the project team for the development of the New Zealand franchises for the ANZ Championship.

Allison was also a team member for the set-up of Greater Auckland Netball Ltd (Northern Mystics Netball franchise) 2007-2008. Ferguson joins eight other NNZ Board members including newly appointed Board Chair John Bongard.

Bongard says the calibre of candidates applying for the role on the Board was outstanding.

“We received a high number of impressive applications for the role but it was the combination of Allison’s commercial and legal expertise coupled with her commitment to Netball for more than 9 years that made her a stand out candidate for us. We’re confident she will slot in seamlessly on the Board,” Bongard said.

“It’s an exciting time for Netball in New Zealand ahead of two pinnacle events - the upcoming 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow where we are the defending champions and the Netball World Cup next year,” he said. “We are also extremely focussed on supporting our five Netball Zones and community Netball with the innovative Junior Netball Programme rolling out this year.”

In the past, Allison has been involved in a number of sports law matters, from selection challenges (at a national and Olympic level), to representing athletes facing disciplinary action, to advising the judicial committees of sporting organisations.

Allison’s legal experience includes acting for and advising clients in respect of a wide range of issues and disputes, including: contract, negligence, media law/defamation, insurance, intellectual property, construction, shareholder disputes, sports, Fair Trading Act and Commerce Act issues, public law and regulatory matters.

- Ends -

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Scoop Review Of Books: Excerpt - Ice Bear: The Cultural History Of An Arctic Icon

“During the last decade the image of the polar bear has moved in the public imagination from being an icon of strength, independence and survival in one of the most climatically extreme of world environments, to that of fragility, vulnerability and more generally of a global environmental crisis.” More>>

NZ Opera: Max Rashbrooke Reviews The Mikado

So concerns about the work of the piece have to be addressed; but they are complex, and probably better handled in another post. So what about this production itself? More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: The Typewriter Factory

I finished reading Don’t Dream It’s Over not long after it came out last August. I even started writing a review, which took something of an ‘I’m sorry people, but it’s already over’ approach. I’ve been pretty negative about journalism as it’s practiced in the mainstream (or MSM, or corporate media or liberal media or whatever terminology you prefer) for quite some time (see for example Stop the Press), and I believe the current capitalist media model is destructive and can’t be reformed. More>>

Sheep Update: Solo World Shearing Record Broken In Southland

Southland shearer Leon Samuels today set a new World solo eight-hours strongwool ewe-shearing after a tally of 605 in a wool shed north of Gore. More>>

ALSO:

Howard Davis Review: Dick Frizzell At The Solander Gallery

One of the most influential and celebrated contemporary Pop artists working in New Zealand, Dick Frizzell is mostly known for his appropriation of kitsch Kiwiana icons, which he often incorporates into cartoon-like paintings and lithographs. Not content with adhering to one particular style, he likes to adopt consciously unfashionable styles of painting, in a manner reminiscent of Roy Lichtenstein. More>>

Old Music: Pop Icon Adam Ant Announces NZ Tour

Following his recent sold out North American and UK tours, Adam Ant is celebrating the 35th anniversary of the release of his landmark KINGS OF THE WILD FRONTIER album with a newly-remastered reissue (Sony Legacy) and Australasian tour. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news