Our Team

Malcolm Humm

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Rochelle MacPherson

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Jordan Chand

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Jamie Lester

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Will Evans

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Malcolm Humm - Chief Executive Officer

Malcolm played for the Halswell Hornets club over a ten-year period which cumulated in two premiership wins in 1985 and 1988. Malcolm represented Canterbury U18’s and Victoria, Australia. In the early 2000’s he was also the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Canterbury Bulls.

Malcolm has over 20 years’ experience in sport leadership roles with peak bodies, government sporting agencies, franchises and clubs.

He has business experience where, more recently he has been delivering strategic planning and leadership services to regional, national and international sports organisations out of his own business Humm Consulting Ltd.

In his role as High Performance Director Malcolm led the NZ Paralympic high-performance programme to three Paralympic Games (Beijing, London and Rio).

Additional key leadership roles he has held have been Interim CEO at Paralympics New Zealand and GM Performance at Netball Mainland.

In conjunction with Malcolm’s work and rugby league experience he has a Bachelor of Physical Education (BPhEd) degree from University of Otago and in 2016 completed his Master of Business Administration (MBA) through University of Canterbury.
Ph: 027 270 8060

Rochelle MacPherson - Executive Assistant & Office Manager

Rochelle has worked for Canterbury Rugby League for over 30 years. Her role includes but is not limited to the finances, funding, player transfers, event planning, supporting the CEO, graphic design and the NZRL online registration program Sporty.

She is driven by the passion and dedication of the rugby league community, and she feels thankful our sport has so many great volunteers from club to through to representative levels.

She feels lucky to have seen so many players and officials achieve their dreams, coming through the grades  to shine at the highest level.  The very best thing though, is seeing our Tamariki with big smiles on their faces when they play our great game.
Ph: 027 621 6867

Jordan Chand - Competition & Operations Manager

Jordan’s role includes the promotion of CRL’s Competitions, working closely with our clubs and helping grow our match official ranks. He has been involved with multiple clubs as a player and committee member, and been involved with CRL as a referee and referee trainer. Jordan is extremely passionate about grassroots sports and in the past has put his hand up to help other codes too. He volunteered his time at Canterbury Rugby for a couple of years before returning back to his sport of choice, our great game, Rugby League. Jordan’s vision is to see all 16 clubs have teams in all grades from nursery, youths to premiers and is excited by the challenge of making that happen.
Mob: 021 855 063

Jamie Lester - Director of Football

Jamie will be known to many of the Canterbury Rugby League fraternity through his playing and coaching days in Canterbury as well has carrying out a previous role with Canterbury Rugby League as Coaching and Development Manager in 2006 and 2007.

Jamie comes to Canterbury Rugby League with a significant breadth of Rugby League knowledge and experience. Having played for the Hornby Panthers and Riccarton Knights whilst also being a club committee member with Riccarton, Jamie went on to play representative rugby league for Canterbury and South Island teams between 2002 and 2007.

In 2008 Jamie moved to the UK where he played rugby league for the Hunslet Hawks (South Leeds) in the English Championship. In moving to Canada in 2010 Jamie was instrumental in rejuvenating rugby league after a 10-year hiatus. In doing so Jamie carried out roles of President of Ontario Rugby League, High-Performance Director with Canada Rugby League, and was Head Coach of the Canada Wolverines National Men’s team from 2010 – 2016. Jamie also played 13 tests for Canada and significantly contributed as an administrator, coach, and player in lifting Canada from 30th to 12th in RLIF rankings between 2010–2016.

Jamie returned to New Zealand in 2018 where he undertook the role of Head Coach at the Riccarton Knights and became Assistant Coach for the Canterbury Bulls in 2019 and 2020.

More recently Jamie has been a Canterbury Rugby League board member. Alongside Jamie’s wealth of Rugby League knowledge, he is a qualified and experienced secondary school teacher where he has taught at St Thomas’s of Canterbury, Cashmere High School as well as teaching in Canada.

Key areas of responsibility for Jamie are game and coach development, club capability and overseeing representative programmes.
Mob: 021 499 494

Will Evans - Media Liaison Officer

Will is freelance sports journalist and editor, specialising in rugby league, and has provided media coverage and communications services for Canterbury Rugby League since 2015 after returning to New Zealand from a six-year stint in Brisbane. He has had four rugby league books published, while his other roles include writing for Australian magazines Big League and Rugby League Review magazines, and running the This Warriors Life website.  Will enjoys covering the game at a grassroots level for Canterbury Rugby League, as well as telling the stories of the clubs, players, officials and volunteers – past and present – who deserve recognition.
Mob: 022 674 9218