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 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.
John Paul Penny
John Paul Penny (aka JP) joined Remuera in 2007. He was previously with Campbell Park Tennis Club where he served on that club’s committee in various roles including Mens’ Club Captain from 2003. So, with such valuable experience behind him he was a welcomed addition to our team.
Since joining Remuera Rackets he has been a board member on and off since 2011, the last 2 years acting as Club President.
JP has found his time on the board both interesting and rewarding. During the last decade the club has been through some challenging times, in terms of finances and membership. So to secure the future together some very important decisions are still to be made. He is adamant that all decisions must be for the benefit of securing our future and for those who will come after us.
It is for that reason the JP was motivated to put his name forward to serve for another term on the Board and was comfortably elected.
Mark George (alias Georgie) has been with the Remuera Rackets Club (RRC) for 20 years. He is an active tennis and squash player, representing the club in Cousins Shield (squash) and Ferrier Cup (tennis). If Mark is not seen on either court, he enjoys the other great facilities that RRC has to offer namely the sauna and the networking/hydration centre, more commonly known as the bar!
Marks academic & work background can be summarised:
- Tertiary qualified: Bachelor of Business Studies: Specialising in Sales & Marketing; 25 years of ‘hands on experience’ growing sales within businesses; Full understanding of how important quality S & M integration is within an organisation to achieve success; Successful involvement & management of sales teams & brands in a variety of markets within Australasia; winner of Industry sales processes awards; Currently an owner of a business that services the Auckland property market.
Mark utlilises his skills, talents and experience (from both on & off-court) in restoring & growing RRC in a positive, sustained manner and creating higher engagement of members within RRC.
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 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