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Newly Appointed CEO For New Zealand Rugby

Updated: Nov 17, 2020

Some great news in New Zealand with the first woman being appointed CEO of New Zealand Sport. Raelene Castle previously held the position of CEO for Rugby Australia and the Canterbury- Bankstown Bulldogs. Also on her portfolio was the role of CEO of Netball New Zealand. 


“I believe I am joining Sport NZ at a key moment in our sector’s history.

COVID-19 has had an enormous impact at all levels of the sector but with the Sport Recovery Package there is a once in a lifetime opportunity to solidify the sector and reshape it to be more robust and deliver more participation opportunities. I’m looking forward to being part of that work,” says Raelene Castle.


“Raelene brings tremendous breadth and depth of experience as a CEO in sports administration and is a proven people and organisational leader.The Board of Sport NZ sees her as the ideal person to lead our organisation forward as we continue our important work in addressing declining participation among young people and protecting the strength and integrity of our sector,” says Sport NZ Chairman Bill Moran. Raelene Castle will be taking on her new role as CEO for New Zealand Sport from December 11th. 


Photo Credit: Ministry of Sport 


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