Nick Paterson: Chief Executive
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.
Sian Clancy: General Manager - Athlete Services
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.
John Williams: General Manager - Corporate Services
John is an experienced leader whose career spans management roles at high-profile organisations (KPMG, EDS, Fonterra, Air New Zealand), capped by executive roles at NZI and AUT University. John has tertiary qualifications in Accounting and Law from the University of Auckland.
Outside of work, John has played hockey to representative level, including selection in the NZ Under 21 team, but is now focused on coaching. He has represented Manukau Golf Club in senior pennants, and maintains a single figure handicap. John has served schools as a member and chair of their Boards of Trustees, and sat on the Board and governance group for the project to build a new golf course at Windross Farm, Ardmore.
Jono McGlashan: General Manager - Strategic Engagement
Jono’s primary role is to engage and build strong and lasting relationships with all of our stakeholders, building on the trust and confidence in DFSNZ.
Before joining DFSNZ, he was responsible for leading the acquisition of new partnerships at The Blues and drove the commercial relationships at the Vodafone Warriors. As a keen sportsman, Jono has been a part of a number of sports at an elite level, however in more recent years you’ll find him playing ‘highly competitive’ social football (when his kids allow it).
Victoria Forster: Senior TUE and Office Administrator
Victoria previously worked in office management and completed a BA (Hons) majoring in Political Science and Criminology.
She joined the team as the Senior Office and Therapeutic Use Exemptions Administrator due to her passion for clean sport as well as the opportunity to support athletes day to day. Victoria has a background in athletics, swimming and triathlon so keeps a keen eye on these sports but enjoys watching nearly any sport.
Most weekends you can find Victoria anywhere you can swim, or lately attempting to learn to surf.
Zara Rotohiko: Data Entry and Support Administrator
Bachelor of Sport and Recreation
Zara graduated with a Bachelor of Sport and Recreation, and majored in Sports Management. Zara has previously worked with the World Masters Games, Athletics Auckland and Counties Manukau Sport in sport administration and event management.
Zara is passionate about all aspects of sport, specifically focusing on administrating sport and youth development.
Shaun Pearce: Testing Programme Lead
Shaun joined DFSNZ from Canoe Slalom New Zealand, where he was National Performance Coach. Originally from the United Kingdom he competed for Great Britain through the 90’s, winning both a World Championship title and World Cup Overall title, and competed in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. He has held senior canoe slalom Olympic coaching roles in both Canada and the UK, and headed up the UK talent identification program after the London 2012 Olympics.
Shaun follows Manchester United in the English Premier League and has a keen interest in Formula One. Shaun has recently taken up tennis and coming from an elite sports background finds really frustrating that he can’t be brilliant in just a couple of years. Having emigrated to New Zealand in 2017, he’s keen to explore and embrace the culture as much as he can.
Alice Bogen: Senior Office and TUE Administrator
Bachelor of Social Work
Alice joined DFSNZ as the Senior Office and Therapeutic Use Exemptions Administrator after previous fitness, customer service, administration, and management roles at health and leisure centres.
She has a background in social work and a passion for community and health.
Kim Vaughan: Testing Programme Coordinator
Bachelor of Sport degree – Major in Management.
Kim's background is in the aviation industry and NZ government agency. Kim has a passion for sport and protecting the integrity of it and she played Hockey for number of years. She enjoys being outdoors / being active. Kim's role involves planning and implementing DFSNZ’s athlete testing programme. This involves liaising with national sporting organisations to ensure the testing of NZ athletes both nationally and internationally.
Jodie Wills: Testing Programme Coordinator
Bachelor of Science - Sport Science Major
Jodie’s role involves planning and implementing DFSNZ’s athlete testing programme. This involves liaising with national sporting organisations to ensure the testing of NZ athletes both nationally and internationally.
Jodie has a strong sports background having worked for both Touch NZ and Hockey NZ before joining DFSNZ. A keen adventurer she loves exploring NZ’s beautiful outdoors and is happiest at the beach or in the bush. Jodie enjoys playing social touch and netball and is an passionate rugby spectator.
Ryan Morrow: Science Manager
Ryan’s primary role is to monitor scientific advancements in anti-doping and use these to inform and influence DFSNZ’s testing programme. He 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. His work requires close liaison with WADA-accredited laboratories both in NZ and overseas reqires close links with other anti-doping scientists.
Ryan has a Masters in Sport and Exercise Science, and a strong background in performance physiology. He is an avid sports fan and a keen supporter of Manchester United Football Club. Ryan enjoys keeping fit and currently plays competitive football in a Northern Football Federation league.
Kristin Farrell: Asst Education Manager
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.
Sally Lowe: Education Coordinator
Bachelor of Business
Sally has a background in travel marketing and a keen passion for all things sport, be that watching, participating or discussing the latest match over the water cooler. She feels strongly about the importance of sport and what it can bring to individuals, families and communities, and also the absolute need for sport to be played on a level playing field.
Sally enjoys keeping fit at her local bootcamp, running and playing social indoor netball, although not in that order - or particularly well. Sally is also involved in coaching primary school netball and the local school running club.