NZ Football appoint two new directors at their annual congress

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New Zealand Football have elected two new board members.

Dana Hussey (35) and Cam Mitchell (41) were elected at the national body’s 2023 annual congress in Wellington.

Existing board members Scott Moran and Jackie Barron were also re-elected for a further term.

New Zealand Football president Johanna Wood welcomed Hussey and Mitchell, saying:

“This is a critical period for New Zealand Football as we mature as an organisation, deliver regular international football, leverage the FIFA Women’s World Cup for the benefit of the domestic game and continue to grow Aotearoa’s biggest community participation sport.

“The board look forward to working with Cam, Dana, Jackie and Scott to strive to deliver the best for football in New Zealand.”

Harris thanked departing board members Andrew Bowater and Riann Umaga-Marshall for their contribution during their time on the Executive Committee.

Dana Hussey.
Cam Mitchell. Photo: Wellington Cricket.

Dana Hussey

A former Melville United player, Waikato-based Hussey is a director at accounting and consultancy firm KPMG.

She has more than 15 years’ experience in business advisory roles, and is a chartered accountant.

Cam Mitchell

Mitchell is currently the CEO of Wellington Cricket and previously worked for NZ Football (as its Community Football Director) and is a past CEO of the WaiBOP and Northern federations.

A community footballer, he’s played club football in Hamilton, Auckland and Wellington.

New Zealand Football continues to maintain 40% female representation on the Executive Committee, first achieved in 2020, in line with the Sport NZ target.

Current members of Executive Committee

Johanna Wood (President)
Scott Moran (Vice President)
Jackie Barron
Julian Bowden
Sarah Gibbs
Dana Hussey
Richard Kerr-Bell
Cam Mitchell
Rakesh Naidoo
Rajesh Singh

Annual report

NZ Football reported a net operating deficit of $1.7 million for 2022, despite an increase in revenue of almost $4 million, to $20.3 million.

The national body has reserves of $9.6 million.

READ MORE: Download the NZ Football annual report for 2022 >>>>

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