Board Members


President – Roger Boulcott

Roger has been involved in governance roles of Skate New Zealand for around 18 years, including 8 years as President.

He skates for the Upper Hutt Club and has been an Oceania Men’s Figure champion. He  currently competes with his wife in Dance Pairs Skating also at Oceania level.  Roger is also a Level 1 Speed Skating Official and an announcer for Artistic and Speed skating events, which included the 2012 World Artistic Championships that were held in Auckland.

 Robert Stack

Vice President – Robert Stack 

Robert 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. With his wife Sarah they have 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. They are also working hard to develop Artistic skating in the South Island and have a burning desire to see all roller sports strengthen over the coming years.


Board Member – Michelle Wood

Michelle’s professional life revolves around using analytics to drive better business decisions. Combining the analytical mind, business sense and a passion for skating makes Michelle a valuable member of our board. Michelle has been involved in club administration for the Mount Wellington club for numerous years and has children competitively skating in both artistic and speed.

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 – Mark Swindells



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.