The NZ Rugby Foundation is fortunate to be guided by a diverse group of outstanding individuals who have all excelled in their chosen paths. They represent a vastly experienced balance of rugby, governance, business, empathy, accounting and legal expertise contributing to the organisation both in terms of ethic and longevity.

PATRON: Sir Graham Henry- KNZM

Sir Graham’s (Ted) reputation and standing in the community is of great benefit to our ongoing work and goals. Peerless in giving his time to our injured players and donors/partners alike he still has the sharp rugby brain that made him one of the most succesful All Blacks coaches

PATRON: Richie McCaw - ONZ

"This role provides a great opportunity for me to support rugby and the wider community, which has supported me and my rugby career over the years.​​​​​​​"

PRESIDENT: Andy Dalton

Andy was one of the most successful All Blacks captains in history, victorious in 15 of his 17 tests as captain. Not long after his retirement from rugby he became a corporate manager and was President of the New Zealand Rugby Union.

CHAIR: Andrew Golightly

Andrew is well known in rugby as the Chair of Northland,  and former NZR Board member. Andrew is recognised as one of Northland’s leading commercial lawyers and well respected in the rugby community for his vast experience in rugby governance.

Melodie Robinson

After completing her MBA in 2019 Melodie is currently the Head of Sports and Events for Television New Zealand. A former World Cup winning Black Fern of proud Ngai Tahu descent, Mel’s involvement in rugby continues at all levels through boards at Rugby World Cup limited to her local club.

TREASURER: Mark Peters

Mark was Chairman of the Marlborough Rugby Union for 6 years, a Director of the NZ Rugby Union for 8 years and is currently a director of the Highlanders Rugby Franchise.

Graham Mourie - MBE

Out of the 61 games Gos played for the All Blacks, 'Gos' was the captain 57 times. A fast and intelligent flank' he is synonymous with  many  moments in New Zeland's rugby history. ​​​​​​​

Andrew Hall

Andrew is the National Programme Manager for the NZ Spinal Trust and manages the Trust’s Peer Support and Vocational Rehabilitation programmes. Formerly he has been the CEO and Chair of the NZ Spinal Trust as well as having over 30 years experience in IT.​​​​​​​

Rowena Davenport - NZR Rep.

Rowena joined the NZR Board in April 2022.  Prior to that she was Chair of the Otago Rugby Football Union in 2019, following six years serving as a director on the ORFU Board. ​​​​​​​

David Latta

'Crazy' had a distinguished career as Hooker for Otago from 1986 - 1996 (161 Games) including being involved in the famous 1994 victory over the touring Springboks. 

Hannah Porter

After winning two World Cups and one Sevens titel with the Black Ferns Hannah worked with HPSNZ. Currentlt the HEad of Womens High Performance at NZR she joined the NZ Rugby Foundation in 2021. 

Dr John Mayhew - ONZM

Dr. John Mayhew adds serious medical clout to the mix. Boasting a long association with NZRU as team doctor for the All Blacks and medical director for the NZRU with 10 years on the IRB advisory board. 

Stephen Morris

Stephen was a New Zealand Rugby Board  Director  (2016 – 2019) and a former Manawatu Rugby Union Chairmen (201 – 2016) and Hurricanes Director (2011 -2102) and is professor of Animal  Science at Massey University

Ali Williams

After a decorated rugby career in New Zealand, world cup winning Ali finished up it playing in France. He is now a commercial property developer / investor with Ardmore group. He joined the NZRF in June 2023

Heidi Beech

Heidi is a chartered accountant and was previously Finance Manager at NZ Rugby and subsequently Chief Financial Officer at Eden Park. She is currently on the Board of Sport Hawke’s Bay.

Teina Boyd

An Accessibility Advisor to Tauranga City Council. Before commencing this role in 2023, Teina consulted to the  ACC on how their systems and processes impact on whānau Māori living with injury, and continues to work in this role.