Hon. Justice J Warwick Gendall CNZM- Chair
Newly appointed to the Board in 2013, Justice Warwick Gendall is a High Court Judge and Chair of the New Zealand Parole Board. His background in football spans over 50 years. He represented Hutt Valley and Wellington football at Senior level. Justice Gendall is a Life Member of the New Zealand Football Association and coached and refereed junior football for many years. He has been involved and remains involved with many sporting and charitable organisations.
Dr Lesley Rumball - Board Member
Appointed to the Board in 2007, Lesley Rumball represented New Zealand at netball for 12 years, including the 2003 World Champion side, and is a former Silver Ferns captain. She is also the Athletes' representative on the Commonwealth Games Federation Board, a member of the New Zealand Athletes' Commission, and a member of the Games Committee for the International Federation of Netball Associations. She is presently completing her Australasian College of Sports Physicians training and is a registrar at Sports Med Canterbury.
Mr Stewart Walsh - Board Member
Mr Stewart Walsh is a highly renowned orthopaedic surgeon who has treated many of New Zealand’s best athletes. He is a founding partner of Adidas Sports Medicine Clinic and his clinical practice is in Paediatric Orthopaedics (Starship Childrens Hospital) and Sports Orthopaedics. He is also a lecturer in the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of Auckland. His knowledge of both the sport and medical environments provides a valuable perspective to the work of Drug Free Sport NZ.
Stephen Cottrell - Board Member
Appointed to the Board in 2011, Stephen Cottrell is a former General Counsel of the New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU). He continues to provide strategic advice to the NZRU as well as heading the sports law practice of national law firm Minter Ellison Rudd Watts. Stephen is a former Wellington and Otago rugby representative. He was also captain of the Cambridge University Rugby team while completing masters’ degrees in law and criminology with 1st class honours. Stephen is a trustee of Project Litefoot, a charitable trust seeking to inspire action for a more sustainable New Zealand.
Sarah Ulmer - Board Member
Appointed to the Board in 2011 Sarah is an Olympic gold medallist (2004) and former world record holder in cycling's individual pursuit event. She has many other international titles to her credit and retired in 2007. Sarah has been a long time advocate for clean sport, she participated in a number of DFSNZ programmes during her time as an athlete and has served on the WADA Athletes Committee as well as the NZOC Athletes Commission. Sarah was awarded the NZ Order of Merit in 2005. She has two young girls and lives in Cambridge.