Our Team

Executive Director: 

Sarah Anderson

Sarah Anderson has been appointed as the first Executive Director of University and Tertiary Sport New Zealand (UTSNZ).

Having spent over 10 years with Sport NZ and in various roles including across Coaching, Relationship Management and the Youth teams, she is looking forward to the challenge of her new role and further exploring/developing the place of university and tertiary institutions within sporting pathways and frameworks. 


Marketing and Events Manager: 

Anna Wallace

Anna Wallace has been appointed as the new Marketing and Events Manager of University and Tertiary Sport New Zealand (UTSNZ).

Anna has a diverse marketing and communications background, including six years in the tertiary sector in New Zealand and the United Kingdom as well as roles in membership organisations. Anna is looking forward to building on the success of UTSNZ’s events and sector engagement. 



UTSNZ Board of Directors

Nicola Clayden (Chairperson) 

Bruce Meyer, Auckland University of Technology

Rainsforth Dix, Victoria University

Garry Carnachan

Sarah Cowley

Trent Summers (Student Representative)

Amelia Morgan (Student Representative)



On behalf of the key stakeholders, the Board of University and Tertiary Sport NZ (UTSNZ) is responsible for the active stewardship of the organisation to ensure its future well-being for the benefit of members and other current and future stakeholders. The UTSNZ Board Charter outlines these responsibilities - Board Charter 

 The following position description outlines the purpose and primary responsibilities of UTSNZ Board Members - UTSNZ Board Member Position Description