Board Members

Robert Stack

President – Robert Stack 

Robert steps into the President role and brings a skill base of business unit management with a special passion for speed skating developed over recent years and recognition that helping behind the scenes is of equal importance. He helped get the Nelson Speed skating group out of recess and into a strong position to be a competitive force in Speed skating over the coming years and is working hard to develop Artistic skating in the South Island. He has have a burning desire to see all roller sports strengthen over the coming years.

Vice President – Belinda Hope

Belinda started skating as an adult and competes in the Masters grade artistic events. She is also the President of the Mt Wellington Roller Sports Club. Family life includes a lot of artistic skating and inline hockey. 

Belinda has a background in entrepreneurship and business mentoring, and works with children to inspire social development skills using eSports as a tool.

Board Member – Mark Swindells

 

Artistic Chairperson – Yvonne Lambert-Smith

Yvonne has been involved in competitive roller skating for over 35 years, as a competitor, club administrator, judge and coach.  Recently she moved into administration at the national level and is now  Chairperson of the Artistic Committee.   

Her business skills in recruitment & management stand her in good stead for this governance role and she will be working with member of both committees to support and guide artistic skating with a focus on communication and supporting our clubs who support our skaters.

Speed Chairperson – Libby Benson

Libby became involved in the sport when her youngest daughter took up speed skating for South Canterbury at 6 years old. She began her involvement with the Speed Sports Committee as both Secretary and National Race Secretary in 2015. She continues to officiate up to an Oceania Level.

She steps into the Chairperson’s role and from her teaching profession, brings an understanding of the youth of today and expertise in information technology.

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Secretary – Leanne Raffles

Leanne has worked in administration in freight and in photography. This has enabled her to maintained involvement with both Artistic and Speed sections after she stopped competing.

She is also one of the coaches and Secretary for the Auckland Waitakere club and is passionate about creating encouraging learning environments and growing the profile and numbers of skaters in our sport. 

Ann Deihl

Treasurer – Ann Deihl

Ann has a background of administration and is currently employed as a PA. She brings to the Board a huge financial knowledge as our Treasurer. Ann came into the sport as a volunteer when her children skaters and remained. She has a background in all disciplines and advises the Board in all financial matters.