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Our People


We are a family of passionate, positive, health, fitness and business professionals who simply love the game of squash. We're committed to developing the game at all levels and providing others with world-class opportunities to try it, play it and love it. Meet those who are committed to helping shape our future and turn it into a reality. 

Patron

Dame Susan Devoy (DNZM, CBE)


Honorary Solicitor

Michael Sumpter


Auditor

McGregor, Bailey & Co


Board

Our elected board members represent the interests of squash in New Zealand and are entrusted to ensure the organisation is soundly governed.

About Us Squash New Zealand Greg McKeown - web Greg McKeown, Chair
Greg is currently a consultant and has previous work experience as a teacher, information technology company owner and as Chair for transport on the Auckland City Council. He currently plays squash at the Harcourts Eden-Epsom Squash Club in Auckland. Greg was elected to the Board in 2015 for two years (expiring 2017).
About Us Squash New Zealand Steve Dunbar - web Steve Dunbar
Steve is the Director for a sports and consultancy organisation where he has experience in major events such as the Wellington rugby sevens. He currently plays squash at the Khandallah Squash Club in Wellington. Steve was elected to the Board in 2015 for three years (expiring 2019).
About Us Squash New Zealand Gareth Fleming - web Gareth Fleming
Gareth is part of the leadership team for the Co-Operative Bank as the Chief Financial Officer. He currently plays squash at the Mana Squash Club in Wellington. Gareth was elected to the Board in 2015 for three years (expiring 2018).
Kevin Muir Small

Kevin Muir
Kevin is Drilling Sales Manager at McNeill Drilling based in Invercargill, he looks after all types of drilling from Christchurch South. He currently plays squash at Squash City Invercargill. Kevin was elected to the board in 2017 for a three years (expiring 2020).

About Us Squash New Zealand Vaughan Utteridge 2 - web

Vaughan Utteridge
Vaughan currently works at the Christchurch City Council as a Sport Liason Advisor and has over 20 years experience in the sports industry. He currently plays squash at the Hoon Hay Squash Club in Christchurch. Vaughan was elected to the Board in 2016 for three years (expiring 2019).

Liz Young Small

Liz currently works at ASB bank as a Project Manager, Liz has many years experience in the IT field. She currently plays squash at the Royal Oak Squash Club in Auckland. Liz was elected to the board in 2017 for 3 years (expiry 2020).

Staff

Everyone on our team brings different skills and experiences, but shares the same commitment to learning, improving and helping to provide world class squash experiences.

About Us Squash New Zealand Jim O'Grady - web Jim O'Grady, Chief Executive
Jim is responsible for leading the organisation's strategy and is responsible for overseeing the finances, legal and statutory requirements, stakeholder relationships and raising the profile of squash throughout the country.
E: jim@squashnz.co.nz
P: 09 815 6779
M: 021 875 203
About Us Squash New Zealand Shelley Kitchen - web

Shelley Kitchen (MNZM), High Performance Manager
Shelley looks after the high performance framework and is responsible for elite and potential performance player development, as well as working with appointed coaches to develop themselves and the athletes they work with along the talent pathway.

E: shelley@squashnz.co.nz 
P: 09 815 6778
M: 021 167 2817
Daniel Grant Small

Daniel Grant, Squash Manager
Daniel is responsible for the implementation of programmes aimed at growing participation and membership across the sport, as well the provision of services to districts and clubs for referees, masters and providing logistical support to high performance and national events.

E: daniel@squashnz.co.nz
P: 09 815 6777
M: 021 875 202

About Us Squash New Zealand Michelle Rogers - web Michelle Rogers, Office Administrator
Michelle looks after the administration of the organisation and is responsible for controlling all financial systems and providing iSquash support to all members.
E: admin@squashnz.co.nz
P: 09 815 6770
GW Glen Wilson, Coaching Manager
Glen oversees the management and administration of the national coaching programme. The role provides leadership and direction for coaches and the coaching framework to deliver the strategic goals of increased participation and international success. 
E: glen@squashnz.co.nz 
M: 021 584 321

Life Members

18 of New Zealand’s most dedicated contributors to the game of squash have been honoured at a Squash New Zealand Annual General Meeting as a Life Member. It is a prestigious title which recognises an individual who has made a significant contribution to the game of squash that has enhanced the game at local level, regionally, nationally and / or internationally.

  • Dardir El Bakary (now deceased)
  • Butch Gifford (QSM) (now deceased)
  • Don Green (now deceased)
  • Roy Haddon (now deceased)
  • Allen Johns (now deceased)
  • Geoffrey Kingscote (now deceased)
  • Roy Mitchell (now deceased)
  • Neven Barbour
  • Bryden Clarke
  • Norman Coe
  • Don Cotter
  • Murray Day (OBE)
  • Dame Susan Devoy (DNZM, CBE)
  • Peter Highsted
  • Bill Murphy
  • Ross Norman (MNZM)
  • Susie Simcock (ONZM)
  • Michael Sumpter

Advisory Groups

Coaching Advisory Panel

  • Paul Sykes
  • Graeme Randolph
  • Jason Fletcher 

Grading List Advisory Group

  • Paul Cornish
  • Michel Galloway
  • Willie Bicknell
  • Kylie Lindsay

High Performance Advisory Panel

  • Stephen Cunningham
  • Shelley Kitchen
  • Kashif Shuja
  • Grant Smith
  • Joanne Williams
  • Glen Wilson

Referee Management Panel

  • Glenn Carson
  • Chris Buckland
  • Mike Jack
  • Janet Udy

Selectors

Junior

  • Graeme Randolph
  • Joanne Williams
  • Robbie Wyatt
  • Adam Odering

Senior

  • Michel Galloway
  • Shelley Kitchen
  • Glen Wilson

Masters

  • Linda Matson
  • Stephen O'Toole
  • Wayne Seebeck

Keen to get involved?

Our Districts and Clubs are always on the lookout for volunteers.

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