Cycling New Zealand Board Members

Cycling New Zealand's strategic direction and governance is set by its Board of Directors who, together, bring a wide base of experience from public and private business, sporting and social and enterprise, and diverse interests across many aspects of cycling.

Jenny Gibbs

Jenny Gibbs

Jenny is an Auckland-based lawyer specialising in commercial and corporate law.
Jenny previously headed up the legal team at Wellington Employers and Manufacturer's...
Jenny is an Auckland-based lawyer specialising in commercial and corporate law.
Jenny previously headed up the legal team at Wellington Employers and Manufacturer's Association and then worked for Simpson Grierson before being employed as in-house Group Legal Counsel for The Skills Organisation, a not-for-profit vocational training organisation. Jenny acts as Board Secretariat for The Skills Organisation and its’ two wholly-owned subsidiaries, and sits as Advisor on the Board’s Audit & Risk Committee and Health & Safety Committee. She is also an executive committee member of the New Zealand Animal Law Association.

Jenny loves recreational road cycling, and also tramping including many walks the most recent being Lake Waikaremoana, and plans to walk Stewart Island in the 2020 Xmas break.

John Baddiley

John Baddiley

John is an experienced technology leader with over 30 years local and international experience in the IT industry. John joined the Reserve Bank Te Pūtea Matua as the Director...
John is an experienced technology leader with over 30 years local and international experience in the IT industry. John joined the Reserve Bank Te Pūtea Matua as the Director of Digital Solutions/Chief Technology Officer, with responsibility for technology services across the Bank.
An avid mountain biker, cyclocross racer and trail builder, John has volunteered in the Wellington MTB community for over 30 years, has been the president of the Wellington MTB Club for the past 7 years, and has been involved in MTB event organisation since 1995.
John brings a passion for community involvement, advocacy for cycling in all its forms and strong love of being on two wheels in the Aotearoa outdoors.

Phil Holden (Chair)

Phil Holden (Chair)

Phil is an experienced business professional with Chief Executive leadership experience over 17 years with organisations including The Lion Foundation, New Zealand Rugby...
Phil is an experienced business professional with Chief Executive leadership experience over 17 years with organisations including The Lion Foundation, New Zealand Rugby League, Coffee Connection, and Greyhound Racing New Zealand. A member of the Institute of Directors, his governance and senior executive roles have been underpinned by his passion for values-based leadership. Phil is a professional director, running his own consultancy with a strong interest in sport, marketing, business strategy, culture and leadership development.

Michelle Henderson

Michelle Henderson

Michelle is a full time independent director. She brings broad business understanding to the board room from her time in the Australasian heavy industry sector. In 2019 she...
Michelle is a full time independent director. She brings broad business understanding to the board room from her time in the Australasian heavy industry sector. In 2019 she was appointed to the board of Meridian Energy and serves on both the Audit & Risk Committee and Safety & Sustainability Committee. She holds various other trustee and board advisor roles in her community.

Through executive leadership roles across mining, manufacturing, and electricity sectors, Michelle brings a passion for culture, process innovation, sustainable business outcomes and safety. As a digital native, Michelle brings a thought provoking generational perspective to the boardroom.

Michelle is based in Invercargill and enjoys supporting her teenage son who is a keen cyclist. She volunteers at the velodrome with timing events and recording results for the commissaires.

Melanie Short

Melanie Short

Melanie has been involved in the sport of BMX for over 10 years, as a volunteer on the Rotorua club committee as well as supported the new Rotorua BMX track project based at...
Melanie has been involved in the sport of BMX for over 10 years, as a volunteer on the Rotorua club committee as well as supported the new Rotorua BMX track project based at the Whakarewarewa Forest.
Melanie is the Communications and Operations Manager at Sport Bay of Plenty where she has worked for 10 years. As such she has a clear understanding of the sport and active recreation sector, along with a strong relationship with Sport NZ and other key stakeholders.
She is on the Rotorua Boys High School Board of Trustees, Chair of the Rotorua Outdoor Participation Trust, and also on the Crankworx event management team.
Along with her husband Simon and two children Sam (16) and Meg (14) she lives in Rotorua , and also owns Velocity Valley Adventure Park.
Melanie has an interest in being active outdoors as an eager mountain biker and hiker. Melanie appreciates the value of being active – for both physical and mental health, and realises the importance of every New Zealander having the opportunity to do so.

Robyn Clements

Robyn Clements

Robyn has over 20 years experience in governance including on a National Sporting Organisation board for 9 years (Basketball NZ). She was appointed to the Board of Cycling NZ...
Robyn has over 20 years experience in governance including on a National Sporting Organisation board for 9 years (Basketball NZ). She was appointed to the Board of Cycling NZ in May 2021 and is also on the Board of Drug Free Sport NZ and Chair of the Womens National Basketball League (NBL). Robyn has a personal active interest in recreational cycling, particularly road and mountain biking along with a variety of other sports including basketball and supporting family in endurance racing. Her previous governance board roles included the Primary sector and Not-For-Profits.
Robyn has been a member of the Institute of Directors since 2008 and a member of Global Women NZ since 2010. Her agri-business interests include sheep and beef farming with her husband near Te Awamutu.

Cycling New Zealand Employees

Cycling New Zealand is made up of a wonderful team of people across areas of Leadership, High Performance, Coaching, Athlete Development, Event and Member Services and Marketing and Sponsorship.

Operational Leadership, Finance & Administration

Simon Peterson 2

Simon Peterson

Chief Executive Officer

simon.peterson@cyclingnewzealand.nz

Rachelle Stoddart

General Manager - Finance and Partnerships

rachelle.stoddart@cyclingnewzealand.nz

Sally Miller 2

Sally Miller

People and Culture Manager

sally.miller@cyclingnewzealand.nz

Rochelle Fisher 2

Rochelle Fisher

Office Administrator

office@cyclingnewzealand.nz

Diane Bell Pound 2 v3

Diane Bell-Pound

Finance Assistant

diane.bell-pound@cyclingnewzealand.nz

High Performance

Jon Andrews 2 v2

Jon Andrews

Lead Sprint Coach

jon.andrews@cyclingnewzealand.nz

Ryan Hollows 2

Ryan Hollows

High Performance Director

ryan.hollows@cyclingnewzealand.nz

Gemma Hay 2

Gemma Hay

High Performance Operations Manager

gemma.hay@cyclingnewzealand.nz

Rebekah Cullinane 2

Rebekah Cullinane

High Performance Programmes Administrator

rebekah.cullinane@cyclingnewzealand.nz

Kirsten Fisher Masters 2

Kirsten Fisher-Marsters

High Performance Campaign Logistics Coordinator

kirsten.fisher-marsters@cyclingnewzealand.nz

Adrian Hegyvary 2

Adrian Hegyvary

Men's Endurance Coach

adrian.hegyvary@cyclingnewzealand.nz

Boris Clark 2

Boris Clark

Sports Scientist - Men's Endurance

boris.clark@cyclingnewzealand.nz

Paul Manning 2

Paul Manning

Lead Women's Endurance Coach

paul.manning@cyclingnewzealand.nz

Fionn Cullinane 2

Fionn Cullinane

Assisant Sprint Coach

fionn.cullinane@cyclingnewzealand.nz

Elyse Fraser

Endurance Development Coach

elyse.fraser@cyclingnewzealand.nz

Kirk Hamilton

Lead Mechanic

kirk.hamilton@cyclingnewzealand.nz

Tait Somervell 2

Tait Somervell

Team Mechanic

tait.somervell@cyclingnewzealand.nz

Athlete Development

Graeme Hunn 2

Graeme Hunn

Pathway Lead

graeme.hunn@cyclingnewzealand.nz

Events and Member Services

Georgia Crane 2

Georgia Crane

Sports Administrator

georgia@cnz.kiwi

Chris Christensen 2

Chris Christensen

Events Director

chris@cnz.kiwi

Steff Jordaan 2

Steff Holcroft

Events Manager

steff@cnz.kiwi

Media and Communications

Ian Hepenstall

Media Manager

Cole McOnie 2

Cole McOnie

Digital Media & Marketing Coordinator

cole.mconie@cyclingnewzealand.nz