Our Staff

Nick Paterson Chief Executive  
BSc (hons)
Nick Paterson joined Drug Free Sport New Zealand in July, 2017.
Before joining DFSNZ, he was General Manager, Investigations at the Serious Fraud Office and has been on secondment as the Executive Director of the Gambling Commission since October 2016. Prior to that Nick was Executive Director/NZ Lead, Fraud Investigation and Dispute Services at Ernst & Young. 

A keen sportsman, Nick enjoys running, paddling and cycling as well as participating in adventure sports. Originally hailing from England, Nick is a staunch supporter of the Spurs football team in the English Premier League.
Ph: 09-5820388

Jude Ellis Programme Director - Testing and Investigations
Jude plans and implements DFSNZ’s enforcement programme, which includes the annual testing programme, investigations into doping in sport and the results management process, where an anti-doping rule violation occurs.
She has previously worked as a Doping Control Official. Jude has represented NZ in both rowing and women’s rugby and her team placed third in the Trans-Atlantic rowing race from Tenerife to Barbados. She now keeps fit by riding her mountain bike, road biking, running and stand up paddle boarding whenever she can.
Ph: 09-5820388 ext 108

Sian Clancy Education Manager 
BSpC, PGDipEd, MEd
Sian leads the education team at DFSNZ, and is juggling her role with studying towards her PhD. She was instrumental in creating DFSNZ's award-winning anti-doping e-learning programmes and she continues to work at the cutting edge of best practice of anti-doping education.
A talented athlete in her own right, Sian has a background in netball, figure-skating and gymnastics - both participating and coaching at a national and international level. She is passionate about seeing the spirit of sport shine both internationally and domestically through participation in clean sport. 
Ph: 09-5820388

Kim Taylor Communications Manager
Kim looks after all communication channels at DFSNZ which includes internal and external communications, the DFSNZ website and social media.
She is the point of contact for all media enquiries.
Kim has a background in broadcast media (SKY Sport) and joined the DFSNZ team from her last role as Publicity Manager at Netball NZ. 
Ph: 021 929 161

Dr Bridget Leonard Science Manager
DipPhty(NZ), BSc(Hons) PhD
Bridget’s primary role is to monitor scientific advancements in anti-doping and use these to inform and influence DFSNZ’s testing programme. She is also responsible for managing the Athlete Biological Passport (ABP) programme which involves the analysis and interpretation of athletes’ biological data collected from urine and blood samples. Her work requires close liaison with WADA-accredited laboratories both in NZ and overseas reqires close links with other anti-doping scientists.
Having represented New Zealand in gymnastics, she now enjoys participating in multisport, trail running and cycling events.
Ph: 09-5820388 ext 105

Andrew McCowan Programme Manager - Testing  
BSc (Biological Sciences)
Andrew’s role involves liaising with national sporting organisations; managing and organising testing for NZ athletes both nationally and internationally. He manages DFSNZ contract staff in New Zealand which includes training, auditing, recruitment and organising conferences. 
Andrew has previously worked as a chemist and in organic chemistry and the food industry. He has represented NZ in both rowing and basketball, and was part of a four man team to row across the Tasman in 2011.
Ph: 09-5820388 ext 113
  Nadine Fromont Programme Manager - Testing  
BSpEx, GDip Bus
Nadine is responsible for the planning and implementation of DFSNZ's ‘enforcement’ programme. This includes monitoring of the athlete whereabouts programme; liasing with national sporting organisations, contract staff; and the management and organisation of testing for NZ athletes both nationally and internationally. 
Nadine began her tertiary education attending a US College on a track and field scholarship and since then has worked in high performance roles for organisations in NZ and Australia. She is a keen sportsperson and enjoys most outdoor sports including running, mountain biking, rock-climbing and water sports.
Ph: 09-5820388 ext 107

Wilbur Jeftha: Programme Manager/Doping Control Officer
Wilbur holds a Bachelor of Physical Education from Otago University where he majored in Exercise Sports Science. Prior to joining the DFSNZ team Wilbur was employed with Auckland and North Harbour regional Sports Trusts, where he was involved in development and delivery of community health programmes. Having lived in King Country, Otago and Auckland, Wilbur is a keen NZ rugby enthusiast and is passionate about protecting and promoting New Zealand's clean sporting culture. 
Ph: 09-5820388 ext 118

Sarah Lawson TUE and Medical Liaison
NZ Registered General and Obstetric Nurse NZ RGON
As a Registered Nurse, Sarah's key responsibility is to assist athletes and medical professionals with the submission and processing of the Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUE). 
She also offers assistance on the 0800 Hotline and website for athletes, support staff and doctors with enquiries regarding medications and supplements. She is a keen sports fan and due to her 'sport mad' family is involved in a variety of sports. Sarah has been with DFSNZ for more than a decade.
Ph: 09-5820388 ext 106

Kristin Farrell Education Coordinator 
Bachelor of Sport
Kristin manages a range of education initiatives including clean sport outreaches, organising clean sport seminars, workshops and education resources for athletes, national sporting organisations, schools and clubs.
A former top NZ golfer, Kristin has previously worked at the PGA of Australia in WA and was previously a Testing Programme Manager for DFSNZ for almost five years.
Ph: 09-5820388 ext 119

Caitlin Cartwright Education Coordinator
BComm (Industrial and Organisational Psychology)

A new recruit from Durban, South Africa, Caitlin joined the DFSNZ team to manage the Good Clean Sport - Youth education programme in high schools. She has a BComm in Industrial and Organisational Psychology.
Caitlin enjoys squash and hockey and has started playing hockey for East Coast Bays. She is a valuable member of the education team.

Ph: 09-5820388 ext 103

Hannah Logan Admin/Reception

Hannah joined DFSNZ in 2017 after living overseas for more than 18 years. Her role is wide and varied and includes administrative duties for the chief executive and the chief operating officer.
Hannah will greet you on arrival at DFSNZ.

Ph: 09-5820388