Women on Boards Canterbury: Women in Sports Governance – is there a crisis?


Sports governance, both here in New Zealand and on the world stage, is facing numerous challenges that include some very high-profile governance failings.

Each of the networking events kicks off with a short presentation from a female sports governance leader and is followed by a panel discussion that takes a critical look at what is causing these failings and the impact that the lack of gender equity is having on sports governance.

Topics will include a wide range of sports governance issues such as:

  • voluntary versus mandated quotas on sports boards
  • what role does unconscious bias play in sporting boards
  • how do we create an environment where women can contribute to their full potential

Audience participation is a given! Come with your questions as panellists will not only share their insights, they will offer practical takeaways that you can immediately relate to.

Key note speaker

Luciana Garcia

Born and bred in Montevideo (Uruguay), being active and playing sport has been part of Luciana’s life since she can remember. Synchronised Swimming was her sport of choice, and it has enabled her to have some amazing experiences around the globe while learning about herself, others and the world.

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Panel Chair

Dr Rosanne Hawarden FCIS

Dr Rosanne Hawarden has been a Chartered Governance Professional and member of the international Chartered Governance Institute (CGI) for nearly 30 years. She is currently the Past President of Governance New Zealand and is the New Zealand representative on the CGI Global Thought Leadership Group. She has degrees in nursing and midwifery, human resources, and information technology.

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Anna Galvan

After a semi-professional netball career spanning 17 years, the now-retired Silver Fern has gone on to work in Fundraising and Marketing. She is presently the Director of Fundraising & Marketing for Māia Health Foundation, a charity that has raised $5.2 million to enhance health services in the South Island.

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Luciana Garcia, General Manager, Sport Southland


The Terrace
Level 5, 79 Cashel Street

Note : Doors open at 7.30am


Members $40
Non Members $45

Business Partners

Refund Policy: No refunds can be issued in respect of cancellations received within 48 hours of the first day of the series occurring.

  • 07:30 am - 09:00 am

  • 28 Nov 2019

  • KPMG Christchurch

  • 45.00