Refreshed VNZ Board confirmed

Volleyball New Zealand is pleased to confirm the refreshment of the organisation’s Board following the Annual General Meeting held in Wellington in late October.

Sila Auva’a has been appointed as Chair of Volleyball New Zealand while Lauren Fleury and Crispin Phelan were elected to the Board at the AGM.

Fleury, a former Volley Fern has been on the Volleyball New Zealand Board for several years while Phelan joins the governance of the game at a national level following involvement via Volleyball Tasman.

Auva’a is delighted with the outcome of the elected member process.

“Lauren has been a fantastic contributor the game at governance level in recent times and the continuity of experience she brings is invaluable to volleyball,” Auva’a said.

“We welcome Crispin to the board with an extensive knowledge of volleyball at regional and local level alongside governance and operational management experience.

Meanwhile, Richard Casutt – a former Volley Ferns coach and current international level Beach Referee - has been confirmed via the recently completed Appointed Member process.

Auva’a says Casutt’s appointment is pleasing given the high calibre of candidates who applied via that process.

“It was a strong process with several very well-experienced and skilled candidates,” Auva’a said.

“Richard stood out as the preferred candidate across a range of areas. His proven track record in sports governance, leadership and senior management will be a great complement to our current board mix.”

Auva’a also confirmed the recent resignation of elected Board member Molly Anning.

Anning recently relocated overseas, and Volleyball New Zealand will confirm the process for her replacement early in the New Year.

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