Kate has served as a Dunedin City Councillor for the Mosgiel-Taieri Ward since 2007. Kate has degrees in Law and Geography from Otago University. Kate is Chair of the Infrastructure Services Committee, Deputy Chair of the Consent Hearings Committee and is the Councillor representative for the Mosgiel Taieri Community Board and the Otago Museum Trust Board. She also chairs the Otago Rail Trail Trust and has many community involvements.
Kate lives in Middlemarch on her family farm and is mother of Ginny Wilson, a junior Black Stick.
Hockey has been part of Dave’s life for almost 40 years, having represented Hutt Valley, Wellington, NZ University and Auckland. He has vast experience coaching and managing club and representative teams at a junior and youth level. Dave is National Director of Valuation and Advisory Services at Jones Lang LaSalle, is a Registered Valuer and also on Auckland Hockey’s Board.
Currently 12 months into a new role as Head of Commercial Advice at Plunket, looking after property, procurement and other commercial relationships. The primary focus of this role is to enable the organisation to achieve better outcomes from our property portfolio and our supply partners. I spent most of the last 13 years with Heineken New Zealand in various roles including Regional Manager, Head of Retail and finally National Hospitality Development Manager where I was involved in developing some of New Zealand’s best bars. Outside of work, I am heavily involved with family and sport, acting as a board member of the New Zealand Hockey Foundation, The NHS Trust as well as coaching a P1 hockey team, school touch rugby teams and forming my own rugby club. Other governance roles include being a board member of Wings over Wairarapa and Wellington Hockey.
Alan Lints is a former New Zealand hockey representative (1986-1988) and also served as the National Development Manager with NZ Hockey from 1996-2001. In 2002 he became the Welsh Hockey Performance Director until 2006, before returning from overseas to New Zealand.
Alan is the Chair Hockey Northland and Co-owner and Co-founder of Educare Early Learning Centres.