Our Team

PATRON



RT HON DAME CINDY KIRO
PATRON, GOVERNOR GENERAL OF NEW ZEALAND

PRESIDENT



JIM WARWICK
PRESIDENT


CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

STEVE FISHER
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
027 296 1106

EXECUTIVE TEAM



SUSAN MACDONALD
FINANCE MANAGER
susan.macdonald@surflifesaving.org.nz
021 247 8663



JO CLARK
HEAD OF COMMERCIAL
& MARKETING
jo.clark@surflifesaving.org.nz
021 726 657 

CHRIS EMMETT
CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER
chris.emmett@surflifesaving.org.nz
027 220 3226



ADAM WOOLER
HEAD OF COASTAL SAFETY & RESEARCH
adam.wooler@surflifesaving.org.nz
021 500 279



CHRISTINE HANKS

CHIEF PEOPLE OFFICER
christine.hanks@surflifesaving.org.nz
027 447 3887



ZAC FRANICH
GENERAL MANAGER - NORTHERN REGION
zac.franich@surflifesaving.org.nz
021 031 5506


OPERATIONAL TEAM

ALLAN MUNDY
NATIONAL SEARCH AND
RESCUE MANAGER
allan.mundy@surflifesaving.org.nz
027 245 2660

SCOTT WEATHERALL
NATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY ADVISOR
027 440 4700


DR MICK KEARNEY
NATIONAL COASTAL
SAFETY MANAGER
mick.kearney@surflifesaving.org.nz
021 190 8128



ANDY KENT
NATIONAL LIFESAVING MANAGER
andy.kent@surflifesaving.org.nz
021 224 2155



ARI PEACH
NATIONAL WELLBEING & SUPPORT LEAD
ari.peach@surflifesaving.org.nz
021 040 6313



DR JULIANA ALBERTONI DE MIRANDA
COASTAL SAFETY OFFICER
juliana.albertoni@surflifesaving.org.nz
021 466 427



DAVID HICKEY
NATIONAL POWERCRAFT OFFICER
david.hickey@surflifesaving.org.nz
09 524 6641 or 027 280 6420



GARY PAYINDA
NATIONAL MEDICAL DIRECTOR
gary.payinda@surflifesaving.org.nz
021 562 241



PAUL NEWNHAM
NATIONAL LIFESAVING EQUIPMENT MANAGER
paul.newnham@surflifesaving.org.nz
021 929 253



MAX CORBOY
NATIONAL RADIO COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
max.corboy@surflifesaving.org.nz
027 436 3539



LAURA BEANLAND-STEPHENS
SURFCOM MANAGER
laura.beanland-stephens@surflifesaving.org.nz
027 489 1937



SAM BLACKMORE
NATIONAL LIFESAVING DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
sam.blackmore@surflifesaving.org.nz
021 975 565


ADMINISTRATION TEAM



JO BAKER
ASSISTANT FINANCE MANAGER
jo.baker@surflifesaving.org.nz
027 388 3027

HANNAH CARLSSON
021 190 4892

SUE WALKER
FINANCE OFFICER
sue.walker@surflifesaving.org.nz
021 245 2630

COMMERCIAL, MARCOMMS & FUNDRAISING TEAM



ALEX O'HARA
MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
media@surflifesaving.org.nz
027 457 1001



KELLY OSBORNE
PARTNERSHIP EXECUTIVE
partnerships@surflifesaving.org.nz
021 190 5530

FIONA MORRIS
FUNDRAISING MANAGER
fundriasing@surflifesaving.org.nz
021 271 1161

CHARLIE HAYNES
MARKETING CONTRACTOR
marketing@surflifesaving.org.nz
021 575 117


EDUCATION TEAM

BELINDA SLEMENT
NATIONAL EDUCATION
MANAGER
belinda.slement@surflifesaving.org.nz
027 233 4014

RICHELLE DAVIES
EDUCATION
LEARNING & DESIGN SPECIALIST 
richelle.davies@surflifesaving.org.nz
027 600 0331

DIANE ELLIS
EDUCATION
LEARNING & DESIGN OFFICER
diane.ellis@surflifesaving.org.nz
021 182 0150

DANI SHEPHERD
YOUTH EDUCATION
DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
dani.shepherd@surflifesaving.org.nz
027 844 6758

CLAIRE SHORT
EDUCATION
DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
021 757 433

 

POPPY CROUCH
MEMBER DEVELOPMENT &
ENGAGEMENT OFFICER
poppy.crouch@surflifesaving.org.nz
027 537 7233

TARA COONEY
EDUCATION ADMINISTRATOR
tara.cooney@surflifesaving.org.nz
021 832 261

SPORT TEAM

LEWIS MCCLINTOCK
NATIONAL SPORT MANAGER

MIKE LORD
SPORT DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

TANYA HAMILTON
HIGH PERFORMANCE
SPORT MANAGER
tanya.hamilton@surflifesaving.org.nz
027 947 2612

MATT CAIRNS
NATIONAL EVENTS MANAGER
matt.cairns@surflifesaving.org.nz
027 555 5498



HOLLY FLETCHER
HIGH PERFORMANCE PATHWAYS LEAD
holly.fletcher@surflifesaving.org.nz
021 534 132



MIKE BROWN
EVENT WATER SAFETY MANAGER
event.safety@surflifesaving.org.nz
021 645 039


EASTERN REGION TEAM

AVAN POLO
REGIONAL MANAGER
avan.polo@surflifesaving.org.nz
021 773 542

CHAZ GIBBONS-CAMPBELL
LIFESAVING MANAGER
chaz.gibbons-campbell@surflifesaving.org.nz
027 562 3337



SONIA KEEPA
SPORT MANAGER
sonia.keepa@surflifesaving.org.nz
06 868 9943 (725) or 021 928 301

ROBYNNE CABUSAO
CLUB DEVELOPMENT OFFICER,
BAY OF PLENTY
robynne.cabusao@surflifesaving.org.nz
027 457 1019

DOMINIC SUTTON
CLUB DEVELOPMENT OFFICER, COROMANDEL
dominic.sutton@surflifesaving.org.nz
021 190 1727


JESS BUSCKE
CLUB DEVELOPMENT OFFICER, GISBORNE/TAIRAWHITI
jessica.buscke@surflifesaving.org.nz
021 418 193



NICK WAGSTAFF
ASSISTANT LIFESAVING MANAGER
nick.wagstaff@surflifesaving.org.nz
027 901 7517

ALANA PEARCE
COMMUNITY EDUCATION COORDINATOR
education.eastern@surflifesaving.org.nz
021 190 5280

CENTRAL REGION TEAM

CHARLIE CORDWELL
REGIONAL MANAGER
charlie.cordwell@surflifesaving.org.nz
04 560 0336 or 027 557 1015

JUSTINE FLEMING
LIFESAVING MANAGER
justine.fleming@surflifesaving.org.nz
04 560 0370 or 021 975 287

DANIEL CUDBY
SPORT MANAGER
daniel.cudby@surflifesaving.org.nz
027 279 8452

MONIQUE LEPIONKA
CLUB DEVELOPMENT OFFICER, CAPITAL COAST
monique.lepionka@surflifesaving.org.nz
021 314 887



AIMEE LEIGH
CLUB DEVELOPMENT OFFICER, TARANAKI
aimee.leigh@surflifesaving.org.nz
027 427 7068



SARNIA BREWER
CLUB DEVELOPMENT OFFICER,
HAWKES BAY
sarnia.brewer@surflifesaving.org.nz
027 677 2300

FI BECKER
COMMUNITY EDUCATION COORDINATOR
fi.becker@surflifesaving.org.nz
021 771 746

SOUTHERN REGION TEAM

STU BRYCE
REGIONAL MANAGER
stu.bryce@surflifesaving.org.nz
027 557 1012

CHRIS JEFFERY
LIFESAVING MANAGER
chris.jeffery@surflifesaving.org.nz
027 457 1010

LUKE SMITH
SPORT MANAGER
luke.smith@surflifesaving.org.nz
021 190 1432

BRENT MATEHAERE
CLUB DEVELOPMENT OFFICER - OTAGO /SOUTHLAND
brent.matehaere@surflifesaving.org.nz
03 474 6361 or 027 383 7935

PHOEBE HAVILL
CLUB DEVELOPMENT OFFICER, CHRISTCHURCH/TASMAN
phoebe.havill@surflifesaving.org.nz
021 199 8663  

CARRIE WORTHINGTON
COMMUNITY EDUCATION
COORDINATOR

NORTHERN REGION TEAM

ZAC FRANICH
GENERAL MANAGER 
zac.franich@lifesaving.org.nz
021 031 5506

KAT FRANKCOM-BURGESS
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
kathryn.frankcomburgess@lifesaving.org.nz
021 507 853

JAMES LEA
OPERATIONS MANAGER 
james.lea@lifesaving.org.nz
026 249 5974

CHASE CAHALANE
LIFESAVING MANAGER 
chase.cahalane@lifesaving.org.nz
027 670 0383

EVAN OXBORROW
LIFESAVING SUPPORT OFFICER - SEARCH & RESCUE (FAR NORTH - WHANGAREI HEADS)
evab.oxborrow@lifesaving.org.nz
022 450 6523

EMMA BAKER
LIFESAVING SUPPORT OFFICER (RUAKAKA - OMAHA)
emma.baker@lifesaving.org.nz
021 240 5095

OLLIE IRWIN
LIFESAVING SUPPORT OFFICER (UNITED NORTH PIHA - RAGLAN)
ollie.irwin@lifesaving.org.nz
021 507 142

WAYNE SUTTON
TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
wayne.sutton@lifesaving.org.nz
021 280 9546

TOM KEARNEY
COMMUNITY SAFETY & ENGAGEMENT MANAGER
tom.kearney@lifesaving.org.nz
021 235 5812

TALIA COMP
MEMBER SERVICES MANAGER
talia.comp@lifesaving.org.nz
021 0531 903

DAN GRANT
SPORTS MANAGER
dan.grant@lifesaving.org.nz
021 813 090

KENNETH LIM
FINANCE MANAGER
kenneth.lim@lifesaving.org.nz
027 439 7371

BARBARA LEYLAND
GRANTS OFFICER
barbara.leyland@lifesaving.org.nz
021 507 140

LINDA FREEMAN
PAYROLL & ACCOUNTS COORDINATOR
linda.freeman@lifesaving.org.nz