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Who we are

New Zealand Football's primary goal is to grow the game of football in New Zealand: to build the awareness and profile of the game; to grow participation in the game; and to help enhance the game through training and education. This growth plan also includes the provision and improvement of sports and recreational facilities for all New Zealanders, especially for our youth. To achieve all of this, a long term secure funding strategy is needed. And as funds are acquired, prudent management is needed to deliver consistent revenue streams to enable long term growth of the game at a grassroots level.

The New Zealand Football Foundation has been set up to do just this.

Mark-StewartMark Stewart - Chairman

Mark is the Managing Director of family investment business Masthead Limited, and is also currently a Director of Acurity Health Group Limited, Ziwipeak Limited and Foodcap International Limited.

Over his career Mark has also been extensively involved in the Community and has served on a number of local and national community based boards. Mark is currently Chair of the St Andrews College Foundation, a Trustee of the Hororata Community Trust, an Independent Trustee of the Antarctic Heritage Trust, and is a board member of the Local Organising Committee for the FIFA under 20 Football World Cup. Mark is also the Honorary Consul for Malaysia and in 2012 was knighted by the King of Malaysia for outstanding service to the country. Mark is Honorary Patron of the NZ - Malaysia Business Council and is Patron of the Malayan Veterans Association.

Mike-AndersonMichael Anderson

Michael is a commercial lawyer who specialises in banking and finance, securities, corporate recovery and insolvency law. 
Michael advises on a wide range of restructuring and insolvency matters, including acting for the receivers on two of New Zealand’s largest receiverships. He also has extensive experience in banking and finance and has provided advice to corporate trustees and public security issuers in respect of many debt issues and managed funds issues. He has been recognised as a leading lawyer by independent legal directories Chambers Global, Asia Pacific Legal 500, IFLR 1000, and PLC Which Lawyer and joined Lowndes from Chapman Tripp where he was a partner for 24 years. Michael is currently a member of the New Zealand Football Executive Committee and Deputy Chairman of the Local Organising Committee for the FIFA under 20 World Cup. Michael is also chairman of Forte Funds Limited a boutique funds manager.

Frank sFrank van Hattum

Frank van Hattum is GM of BP Oil's Retail and Asset division. Frank was part of the All Whites squad which qualified for the 1982 FIFA World Cup, and made a total of 49 All White appearances. He was Chairman of Capital Football from 2000 to 2005, served as a board member of NZ Football from 2006 until 2014, where he was Chairman of NZ Football from 2008 until Feb 2014. Frank served as President of the u17 FIFA women’s world cup organising committee in 2009 and was an executive member of OFC 2011 to 2014. For FIFA he was chairman of the Task force for Transparency and Compliance and a FIFA committee member from 2009 to 2014. Frank is a Director of BP Oil New Zealand Limited, Europa Oil NZ Limited and BP 2go

Jodi-TongJodi Tong

Jodi is a senior marketer who specializes in business development, marketing, strategy, and branding. She has worked at a senior level for a number of large companies including Reckitt Benkeiser, Nestlé, Lion Nathan, Zespri, DairyNZ and is currently General Manager Customer Experience and Marketing at Ballance Agri-Nutrients Ltd in Tauranga. She was on the Tourism Bay of Plenty Board, Board Observer on AgResearch Board as well as a member of two other advisory Boards.

mike_norrisMike Norris

Christchurch-raised and educated Michael has had extensive overseas business experience, including the founding of international niche operator Sportsworld Group plc, providing travel ticketing and hospitality logistics at the world’s premier sporting events (including 8 FIFA World Cups). He returned to NZ over 13 years ago and is now involved in the management of family trusts concerned with real estate and property development. A Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, and past Commodore of the Akaroa Cruising Club, Michael is involved in other charitable causes in conservation and early intervention services for children.

Garth GallawayGarth Gallaway

Garth is a partner at Chapman Tripp specialising in all forms of insurance litigation and health and safety work.

He is Honorary President of New Zealand Football.

Garth has been a cricket commentator on Radio Sports commentary team since 1994. He is an avid arts collector, Chairs the Arts Foundation of New Zealand and is a long-standing Trustee of the Christchurch Art Gallery Foundation. He is also Chair of the Māia Health Foundation, a recently-established charity which aims to enhance health facilities in Canterbury.

CarolynCarolyn Steele

Carolyn has substantial experience in capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and investment management. She is currently a portfolio manager at Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation, the Crown entity that manages the New Zealand Superannuation Fund. Carolyn is a director of Metlifecare Limited and a director at Datacom Group Limited. Prior to joining the Guardians in 2010, Carolyn spent 10 years in investment banking at Forsyth Barr and Credit Suisse.

Bill MoranBill Moran

Bill is Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Secretary at the Treasury, where he has worked for 31 years.  He has led major reforms in public sector management, tax strategy, and macroeconomic and fiscal policy. His governance experience includes 6 years as Deputy Chair of NZ Football and 4 years as Chair of the Organising Committee for the Fifa Men’s Under-20 World Cup 2015 . He was the initial Chair of Play It Strange, a trust that he founded with Mike Chunn.  He is a life member of Western Suburbs Soccer Club.