22 Apr 2022

Dame Patsy Reddy joins NZ Rugby board

From Checkpoint, 6:10 pm on 22 April 2022

New Zealand Rugby has appointed the former Governor-General, Dame Patsy Reddy to its board.

Dame Patsy joins respected rugby administrator Rowena Davenport as new NZR Board appointees. The move comes in the wake of the damning results of the Black Ferns cultural review.

The nine-person board now has three female directors - still falling short of Sport New Zealand's 40 percent diversity threshold for boards.

In a statement NZR board chair Stewart Mitchell said the organisation still had work to do around gender diversity in rugby governance. Davenport says NZR is moving in the right direction when it comes to diversity.