Alex Howieson - Board Director - Acting Chair
Alex was elected to the NZWP Board of Directors in March 2021 and now calls New Zealand home after moving to Auckland in 2014. Alex’s corporate career spans a variety of industries including aviation, logistics, transport in an executive capacity inclusive of reporting to various Boards. Since moving to New Zealand, Alex has performed senior and leadership roles at Air New Zealand, Fletcher Building, Fonterra and most recently Kiwibank. During her time in Australia, Alex most recently performed leadership roles at Broadspectrum and Qantas.
Alex has a lifelong passion for sport at all levels as a player, coach and administrator, and has a keen interest in diversity, inclusivity, grass roots sport growth and participation. Her governance experience includes being a Board Director of Netball South Australia including the Adelaide Thunderbirds franchise as members of Netball Australia and Priceline Stadium Adelaide South Australia.
Rachel Cade - Board Director
Andrew Berry MSc (Hons), MBA - Board Director
Since 2013, Andrew has been the Managing Director of Superior Personnel and exServices Recruitment, specialising in industrial and commercial staffing solutions and working with ex Military and Police staff to transition into civilian employment. Andrew was a Police Officer for 14 years based mostly in South Auckland, including a deployment to Afghanistan in 2009. On leaving Police, Andrew managed the Marine Pollution Response Service for Maritime New Zealand, including elements of the salvage phase of the C/V Rena grounding and oil spill in Tauranga. Andrew started his governance career with the Turn Your Life Around (TYLA) Trust including a term as Chair in 2015. Recently Andrew has also been appointed to the Board of New Zealand Underwater Association, driving marine safety and participation messaging specifically where it relates to underwater sports and activities. In 2006 Andrew was awarded a Blake Leader Award by the Sir Peter Blake Trust. Andrew is a Member of the Institute of Directors (MInstD) and has completed the Institute for Strategic Leadership program (2007), an Executive MBA at Auckland (2008) and an Icehouse Owner Manager Program (2014). Andrew’s son is involved in Waterpolo at school and club level in Auckland.
Phil Doak B Com(Ag), Dip Applied Finance and Investment, INFINZ (Cert), CMInstD - Board Director
Phil's governance background includes a range of director and oversight roles in public and privately-owned banking and wealth management entities. He has a diverse functional background as a senior executive which includes strategic development, building and leading successful teams and lines of business, finance, technology, operations, and risk management. He is currently a Partner in a management consulting firm working with leading NZ financial services companies to architect, execute and govern operational change.
Phil has had first-hand involvement in water polo in New Zealand as a parent of a player who has progressed from flippa ball through to NZ representation, and in an administrative capacity through the four years he was Treasurer and a member of a major club's governing body.
Phil brings strategic development, financial management, commercial acumen and governance skills to the Board.