Drug Free Sport NZ is overseen by a board of up to five members who are appointed by the Governor General of New Zealand on recommendation by the Minister for Sport and Recreation.
Our current board members are:
Tim Castle Board Chair
Tim is a member of the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne since 1991 (the first person from Oceania to be appointed) and a member of the Waitangi Tribunal since 2008. He is also a former First Vice President, chair and board member of the NZ Olympic Committee and former member of the Executive Board of the NZ Sports Foundation. Tim is currently Chairman of the Pacific Games Sports Disputes Tribunal.
Sarah Ulmer ONZM Board Member
Sarah participated in a number of Drug Free Sport NZ programmes during her time as an athlete and has served on the WADA Athletes’ Committee as well as the NZOC Athletes’ Commission. Sarah was awarded the NZ Order of Merit in 2005. She has two young girls and lives in Cambridge.
Keven Mealamu MNZM Board Member
Professor Patria Hume Board Member
Prior to her career as an academic, Professor Hume was a world-class rhythmic gymnast. After representing New Zealand for six years, including at two World Championships, she spent six years coaching gymnasts for Olympic, Commonwealth Game and World Championship competitions.
After completing a BSc and MSc (Hons) in Sports Physiology and Sports Psychology at Auckland University, Professor Hume completed a PhD in Biomechanics at Otago University. Professor Hume, the lead researcher for the International Rugby Board long-term player health outcomes study, has for 25 years been the lead researcher of ACC projects focused on sports injury prevention.