Ken joined ParaFed Canterbury in 1995 after a very successful 20 year career with the New Zealand Army.

Since that time he has overseen the growth of ParaFed Canterbury and is responsible for ensuring the strategic plan is implemented and supports all staff in achieving their respective goals.

​​​​​​​Ken is a member of the ParaFed Canterbury Board and has input into the future direction of the organisation. His vast experience enables him to assist and advise others within the sector.


Hadleigh first worked for ParaFed Canterbury in 2001, before taking up a position with Paralympics New Zealand in 2008 as their Talent Identification Manager.

​​​​​​​He rejoined ParaFed Canterbury in 2015 and is responsible for overseeing our academy, sports clubs, and recruitment of new athletes.

He also manages the ParaFed Canterbury website and social media. Hadleigh represented New Zealand in swimming at the Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004 Paralympic Games.


Charlotte joined ParaFed Canterbury in 2014. She is responsible for running our Junior Sports Programs and managing the ParaFed Canterbury team to the Halberg Games.

She has a Bachelor of Sports Coaching from the University of Canterbury and a Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood. She has worked with children and youth through different roles as a volunteer, swim coach and preschool teacher.

​​​​​Charlotte was the winner of the Westfield Riccarton Local Hero Award for her dedication supporting ParaFed Canterbury's junior members and families. In December 2018 she became a mum to daughter Freya.


Abbey, a student at the University of Canterbury, joins us as our volunteer intern for 2024.

Abbey is in her third year studying a Bachelor's degree in Sports Coaching and Management. She is a competitive swimmer, who has had success in the pool and in open water competitions. Abbey is also a qualified Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety.

​​​​​​​She will be working across a number of different programmes, including volunteering at tournaments, and assisting with our school visits.


Kerry rejoined ParaFed Canterbury in 2019 in the role of Administration Manager.

She previously worked for ParaFed Canterbury until 2015, along with time working for CCS Disability Action and Paralympics New Zealand. Her roles include managing the accounts and the Burwood Hospital Hydrotherapy Pool sessions. Kerry has been involved in supporting boccia at all levels, including team manager of the New Zealand boccia team at the Paralympic Games. She is an international classifier for boccia.

​​​​​​​Kerry loves being active, and being outdoors, with her husband and three children.


Jodie joined ParaFed Canterbury in 2017 as our Sponsorship Manager. She is responsible for managing and renewing our current business sponsors and liaising with any potential new sponsors. ​​​​​​​Jodie has a background in sales, marketing and event management.


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Sian joined the board of ParaFed Canterbury in 2012, having first got involved with ParaFed Canterbury through her daughters interest in Para swimming. She is a Chartered Accountant and Authorised Financial Adviser. She is also a shareholder in an engineering business employing eight staff. ​​​​​Sian has an interest in governance and financial management. Sian has a background in sports administration at club level in the sport of swimming.


Annette joined the board of ParaFed Canterbury in 2009. She is the manager at Melrose Kiwi Concept Chairs, who manufacture custom made lightweight manual wheelchairs. She is interested in management, especially strategic management, and has great skills in process evaluation and development. ​​​​​​​Annette's involvement in quality management and understanding the need for good processes assist in ensuring productivity within our organisation.


Cody joined the board of ParaFed Canterbury in 2021. As a current athlete, he ensures that the board has a balanced point of view when making decisions. His unique perspective as the current captain of the New Zealand Wheel Blacks, will ensure that athletes interests and needs will be communicated and centre of all discussions.


Nicki joined the board of ParaFed Canterbury in 2020. She is the founding Director of NTM Consulting and has extensive sports leadership, academic, management, coaching and playing experience. She played international cricket for New Zealand for ten years and has held coaching roles for both New Zealand Women's Cricket and Canterbury Men's Cricket. She as one of two coaches to start the modified children's cricket programme, Canta Cricket (later to become Kiwi Cricket). ​​​​​​​She was National Manager for the Halberg Disability Sport Foundation from 2010 to 2016. She was President of Coaching New Zealand in 2007 and has been a board member of Sport and Recreation New Zealand (Sport NZ) and GymSports NZ. Nicki has a passion for sport and has both personal and professional experience with disability sport and physical activity. In 1998, Nicki was awarded a Queens Honour for services to the community and cricket (MNZM).


Geraldine joined the board of ParaFed Canterbury in 2020. Her first involvement with the organisation was through her grandson when he started competing in Para sport. She has held leadership positions for over thirty years within New Zealand Pony Club, from the grassroots level through to New Zealand President. She has extensive sports administration experience, and a strong understanding and working knowledge of governance, policy writing, strategic planning, risk management and health and safety. ​​​​​Geraldine has a volunteer role at St Bede's College in learning support and is a qualified Level 2 Steward for Equestrian New Zealand. She is passionate about ensuring all people have access to sport which enables them to meet their dreams and goals.


Ken has been the senior staff member representative on the board of ParaFed Canterbury since 1997. He has over 25 years experience on various local, national and international committees, including a role as Vice President of the World Wheelchair Rugby. As the senior staff representative, he has input into the future direction of the organisation.