Eastern Board Members

Peter Burley

Chairperson


Peter is an Associate of Global Leisure Group and runs his own company called Sport Guidance Limited. Peter’s specialties include sport club strategic and governance planning, sport partnership formation, health and safety plan development, risk assessment, community recreation research, recreation management, sport and recreation facility development and use, sport event concept planning.

Thea Mickell

Treasurer


Thea Mickell began a business some years ago specialising in Not for Profit management. Her business has a particular focus on securing funding and it was the desire to spread funding more even which lead her to start the business Thea Mickell Services Ltd. She now has many clients who rely on her business for funding continuity, financial systems and general administration whilst their volunteers can crack on with the task at hand.

Simon Hill

Board Member


Simon Hill is the general manager of community cricket at Canterbury Cricket, and has previously been a Community Recreation Advisor for the Chirlstchurch City Council, and was previously the programme manager for the Belfast Community Network. Simon has spent the last 12 years working in Sport, Recreation and Community development, from an Outdoor Instructor in Australia to working as a player coach for a rugby club in England. Recently he has completed his Honors in Sport and Recreation Management, with a focus on sports governance. He completed a Diploma in Not-for Profit management through Unitec in 2005.

Alan Direen

Board Member


Alan works in strategic planning and project management for sports and venue developments. He has a background in education and has managed QEII Park. Played rugby for New Brighton back in the days of Saturday shopping.

Wayne Turner

Board Member


Wayne Turner is General Manager of the Stirling Sports Group, having previously owned his own store in The Palms Shopping Centre for 10 years. Wayne is currently Chairman of the New Brighton Rugby Football Club, where he also holds the position of Manager of the Senior Division One side. He also has a wealth of sports administration experience having been the Junior Administrator at the Shirley Tennis Club for the past 20 years.

Rob Smith

Board Member


Rob Smith is a Christchurch-based communications consultant, mainly working with organisations in the primary sector. Having been heavily involved in korfball since the sport first became formally established in New Zealand in the late 1990s, he is the current chair of Korfball Canterbury. He was a board member of community sports club partnership Westminster Sports Inc for nine years, including chairing it from 2014-16. Through his children he has also taken an active part in swimming. Rob spent his formative years on the eastern side of Christchurch.

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