CANTERBURY RUGBY LEAGUE BOARD MEMBERS
Simon is a senior executive, with 20 years experience in global and domestic markets, primarily working for New Zealand and Australian resource & property companies. These roles have focused on General Management, Marketing, Business Development and Senior Executive roles.
Previous experience has been in global marketing, operations management, and senior management with additional experience obtained via the management of large business units, and joint ventures.
Simon has wide variety board experience; is a previous director of New Zealand Rugby League, Canterbury Rugby Union, Ronald McDonald House and various commercial boards. Simon has a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing) from Lincoln University, and is completing an EMBA at Melbourne University.
Sabrina has a passionate curiosity and a commitment to serving the community. She has experience in business development, data commercialisation, stakeholder management, law and is an expert in corporate governance.
Sabrina has served on a number of boards and is currently a Director with New Zealand Rugby League Southern Zone, Red Bus Ltd and Avebury House Trust. Sabrina holds a Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of International Business, Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance from the Governance Institute Australia and an MBA from Royal Roads University. She is a member of the Institute of Directors.
Andrew has been a director of Canterbury Rugby League since late 2012, and also served as the board’s chair between 2015-2016. Professionally, he is a partner in the law firm, Brandts-Giesen McCormick, which has offices in Rangiora and Christchurch.
Andrew has a general private client practice with a focus on dispute resolution both in the areas of criminal defence trial work and sports law issues. He gives advice to sporting organisations and represents athletes in disciplinary, anti-doping, selection and other sports related cases before the Sports Tribunal of New Zealand and other sports’ judicial tribunals.
Andrew enjoys working with the many issues that confront rugby league in the province, and is excited at the opportunities ahead for the sport, in particular with Nga Puna Wai as the new home of rugby league.
Since Coming to Canterbury from Pitt Island in the 1980's, Llew has been involved in a variety of sports - as a player, coach, supporter, committee member and chairperson.
Llew has a continued passion to help build strong foundations in all of the organisations and initiatives he is actively involved in.
Now retired, Llew is enjoying spending most of his free time involved in all areas of his chosen sport; rugby league. As a board member with Canterbury Rugby League, he is focused on supporting the on-going development of Rugby League in Canterbury.
Tony Kidd is a Secondary School Teacher in Canterbury having taught at Hornby High School and and St Thomas of Canterbury College. He first played rugby league in the Waikato playing for Frankton Albions, and then for the Kawarau Bears in Otago and the Wakatipu Giants in Southland. Tony then moved to Christchurch where he was involved in playing and coaching at Sydenham, University, Riccarton and Hornby.
Tony has a long history of growing the game of Rugby League in schools and have been involved in founding clubs in Southland (The Wakatipu Giants) and Canterbury (University of Canterbury) and helping resurrect the Foxton Rebels in the Manawatu.
Having a passion for Rugby League and wanting to make difference to Rugby League in the community Tony has the vision, ability and grassroots support to help grow our game.
Wally Wilson has been involved in the Rugby League since 1964 where he begun with the Linwood Keas. He captained the Canterbury provincial team and was a New Zealand representative player in 1981. Wally was a senior selector and coach in Canterbury in the 1990s. After his first session on the Board of CRL in 1985 & 1986, Wally has returned to continue to grow the game in Canterbury ad contribute to rugby league across the region.
Wally also received a Queens Service Medal in 2011 for his 23 years volunteer service with surf lifesaving and rugby league.
Wally is also the Director of Munns – “The Mans Store” that was founded in Christchurch in 1918.
Warren has represented the University of Canterbury on the Canterbury Museum Trust Board since February 2014. He has lived and worked in Canterbury for over 15 years. Moving to Christchurch for University he never left. Having worked in the Engineering and Construction sector, currently with Fire Engineering consultants Olsson Fire & Risk, he is involved in numerous local organisations.
Warren has a passion for rugby league and being involved in the community, bringing a lot a skills and expertise to a growing sport in Canterbury.