Our Board Members

 

Brett Young - Chairman

 

Brett was appointed Chair to the Board following the 2019 AGM. He was previously co-opted onto the Board in November 2018 following a resignation of another Board Member.

Brett comes onto the Board with significant sports facility management and governance experience that spans across the codes of Rugby, Netball and Tennis. During his career, Brett has honed his skills and experience in a variety of multi-sports and membership-based facilities including Arena Manawatu, QEII Park, Pettigrew-Green Arena, Trusts Arena and Te Pai Netball Centre.

In his current role, Brett works for the Auckland Rugby Union servicing the community game, mainly in the areas of club viability and governance coupled with strategic facility management for the Union. Prior to this, he worked for Auckland Council empowering community engagement with Council through the vehicle of Local Boards and has a comprehensive understanding of Council processes.

Brett is (not so) often seen on the tennis court when not injured and given his fair weather only playing mantra, can also be seen in the gym pumping aluminium. He also enjoys the occasional Asahi, is a competitive Pub Quizzer and is very approachable when not cleaning the sauna

Dave Hyland - President

 

Dave Hyland has been a member since 2001 and has been an active tennis player since. He has played and captained Caro Reserve, First & Second Grade teams and is currently in charge of one of the current Second Grade teams. He is a social squash player, rarely seen in the gym but noticeable at the bar!

Having held and holding various Directorships, General Management and Commercial roles in export, logistics, and tourism, Dave is currently CEO in food manufacturing with agricultural property portfolios.

If not at the rackets club, Dave will be spending time with his family which usually consists of following his 4 daughters in the Baradene College cycling club.

 

Nathan Richardson

 

Nathan joined Remuera Rackets with his family in about 2013. He enjoys squash, goes to the gym (although not frequently enough!)  and likes to taste the various beers the club bar has to offer. He has coached and managed junior rugby at College Rifles over the past 10 years.

 

He works at PWC, as Chief Digital Officer which includes; digital transformation, strategy and execution, project management, product development and innovation. With his IT background, key involvement on the board revolves around the clubs Technology & IT systems.

However, his real motivation as a board member is to represent the interests of the next generation at Remuera Rackets. He has two boys Blake & Keanu, both keen members of the club who play squash. It is very exciting times for the club and the next couple of years are pivotal for the sustainability of the club and our future generations.

Nathan's philosophy is that It is key the young members of the club are well represented.

 

 

 

Janet Clarke

 

Janet has been a member of RRC for over 20 years.  She played in Inter-Club Tennis (many years’ ago!) and tried my hand at squash. However, during the last 15 years she has been actively training in the gym 2-3 times weekly and regularly attends one or more weekly Pilates sessions

She is the co-owner of a landscaping company that employs 40 people so understand the issues involved in trying to run a profitable organisation.  Prior to this she achieved a Post-Graduate Business Diploma from Auckland University Business School which augmented the construction, investment and contract knowledge she had accrued working for a developer in Wellington and in London in a similar field.

The next stage in the evolution of the Club is critical.  She believes her knowledge and experience in running a business, understanding building contracts, architects and contractors will be a valuable contribution to the skill sets required by the Board in the development of the Club’s future.  Janet’s board involvement extends to having been on the King’s School board for 6 years, a member of the Registered Master Landscapers Board, a foundation member of the Q Theatre Board and is currently a Q Theatre Trustee. Through these experiences, she has developed an understanding of the importance of the separation of governance and management – sometimes a difficult issue with a voluntary board.

Mike Milne

 

Mike Milne has been a member of Remuera Rackets for 25 years, initially playing interclub squash and tennis, but in recent years tennis has been his main sport. He is a current Board Member and has been assisting the Club in a Volunteer Management Role.

He is a member of the NZ Institute of Directors, and the NZ Institute of Chartered Accountants. He holds a BCom in Information Systems and Accounting

Mike Milne has spent his working career in the Technology industry, owning his own computer business which provided hardware, software, and services to NZ Corporates, and more recently running his own Ecommerce, Website Design, and Website Hosting business

Mike has held several director roles, in companies, and body corporates, and is involved in not for profit community organisations

He can bring skills to Remuera Rackets in the areas of Corporate Governance, Information Technology, Commercial Law, Finance, and general business strategy