Na Katae: Regional Contracts Manager with Ministry of Social Development since 1998. Previously represented Canterbury
and Southern Zone Maori in Rugby Union up to Senior Level and has served on Executive for local rugby and bowls clubs.
Year 8 bowler who has played in a number of fixtures for the Canterbury Bowls Development Team and who is also the current South Island Delegate for the Aotearoa Bowls Board.
Born - 1947
Business - Co-Owner & Director, of an Agency, Importing and Distribution company from 1974 – 2012. My early working life spent with Smiths City Market, initially in the office and later in the Building Supplies & Plumbing Division, managing that area for the last three of those years, before starting out in my own business.
Sport - Played Rugby, Rugby League, Badminton, Table Tennis, Small bore Rifle Shooting, Indoor Bowls and Softball at various stages, taking up Lawn Bowls in 1988 at the Shirley Club.
Administration - In my 23 years at Shirley, prior to the Earthquake damage which closed it, I was on the Executive for 20 years and served two years as President. Joining Bowls Papanui in 2012,I have been on the Executive for those 5 years. Serving 3 years as President. Involved in forming the Governance Group in 2013 and Chairing the Group for the last 2 years. Part of the working group in the major redevelopment of the facilities and the ongoing process of creating a sports hub based around Lawn Bowls, Rugby, Netball and Hockey to make full use of our facilities and ensure our ongoing viability. I manage the Functions and Facilities team of the Club. I was invited on to the Bowls Canterbury Board a little over a year ago and am looking forward to being involved, as the new team build on the fine recovery work done by Adrian Robins in stabilising the financial position of our Centre.