Introducing The Board

Papakura Netball Centre completed an organisational and governance structure review and this was adopted in September 2013. The new Board consists of the 4 x elected (includes President position) and 2 appointed Board members.

Lance Watene​​​​​​​
Chair - Appointed

BUSINESS EXPERIENCE

  • Sport, recreation and leisure management experience in employed and volunteer capacities for 30+ years
  • Local government roles with management of staff and financial responsibilities
  • Strong relationship and networking skills
  • Facilitation experience

Self employed

NETBALL EXPERIENCE


MOTIVATION

  • Wants to make sure PNC doesn’t lose sight of community netball

Geoff Simmonds​​​​​​​
PNC President

BUSINESS EXPERIENCE


NETBALL EXPERIENCE


MOTIVATION

  • Loves Saturday netball

President role automatically gets place on Board

Jill Collins​​​​​​​
Elected Board Member

BUSINESS EXPERIENCE

  • Accountant with tax specialty
  • Executive level involvement with an in-house union (1000 members)

Associate member of CAANZ

NETBALL EXPERIENCE

  • Lifelong involvement in netball as a player, parent, coach, umpire and club official
  • Current President of Conifer Grove Netball Club – 5 years

PNC Committee – 2 years

MOTIVATION

  • Want a strong netball community that provides a safe, fun and competitive environment for our young people and the wider community
  • Ensuring strong governance and oversight to help PNC be strategically placed for delivery in the future

Katheren Leitner​​​​​​​
Appointed

BUSINESS EXPERIENCE

  • Director TrainingPlus
  • Past Chair and Board member YMCA Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga

Chair NZ Institute of Management

NETBALL EXPERIENCE​​​​​​​

  • 30 years in fitness industry
  • Multi-sport competitor

Enduro cyclist & runner

MOTIVATION

  • ​​​​​​​Strongly believe that sport talks to people like nothing else can.  Driven to strengthen human performance in business, in sport, in society