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 leadership team

michelle bentham

Michelle provides leadership across the Association by setting goals and priorities that ensures the foundations, and the future of hockey are strong, both from a strategic and sustainable perspective.

Interim Chief Executive

alastair wright

Alastair oversees the planning, forecasting and management of all the financial activities at NHHA. He and his team are also responsible for monitoring and reporting on our performance.

Chief Financial Officer

sheree scown

Sheree spreads her time across the complete management and governance of all NHHA Competitions and National Tournaments/Events while also managing our office administration.

Head of National Hockey Centre

james coughlan

James is responsible for leading the Hockey Development Team and implementing hockey delivery to the NHHA Community, including competitions, programmes, campaigns and initiatives.

Head of Hockey

hockey development team

jayvant dhanjee

With years of experience in the Competitions space, Jay leads the creation and delivery of competitions at North Harbour.

Competitions Manager

Carey wessels

Responsible for introducing and developing our youngest members to the game of hockey, Carey leads the delivery of all our grassroots hockey opportunities. 

Youth Delivery Specialist

carol james

Carol supports adults to enter or return to hockey through stage-appropriate opportunities, from the U16 to Masters age groups. Carol also leads our National Masters Representative Programme and is a member of our Masters Working Group. 

Adult Delivery Specialist

kirsten stuckey

Kirsten brings a wealth of experience that supports our youth through to adult umpires and officials. Kirsten also extends her role, as administration support within the Development Team.

Officials Development Officer & Development Support Officer 

nicolene van der merwe

Nicolene is often the first face you see when you walk into North Harbour Hockey. She is a wealth of general knowledge about all things Harbour Hockey so is the first point of call for any questions or queries you may have.

Competitions & Admin Officer

debbie johnson

Responsible for the administration components of our representative campaigns & accounts queries.

Accounts & Rep Admin Officer

brenda hosking

Brenda is responsible for the National Hockey Centre Venue. She is a master of all trades doing everything from liaising with corporates partners, to creating events, and managing the Bar and Café team.

NHC Venue Manager

harley kopa

Harley looks after all things maintenance, with years of experience in this field he is focused on ensuring the National Hockey Centre is always a world-class facility for our hockey whanau. 

Property Maintenance Manager

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