Board Members

Sharyn Mitchell (Board Chair) 

Sharyn was appointed to the Board in 2015 and to the role of Chair in 2017. She brings to the Board more than twenty years of corporate experience. Her background as a chartered account complement the rest of the Board’s diverse skill set. Sharyn retired her hockey stick many years ago, but wants to make sure that hockey is an easily accessible sporting option and that Wellington Hockey is financial secure for the years to come.

Danella Rennie

Danella was elected as a club representative on the Board in 2016. A long-time member of our hockey community having just completed 30 years of playing for her club Upper Hutt.

Danella has been involved in all aspects of hockey over this time spending many years umpiring and mentoring umpires, she is currently involved in coaching and is part of our Judicial Council.

She wants to be a voice for the clubs on the council by ensuring that they are heard right to the top!

Julius Maskell

Julius was appointed to the board in 2017. He has been a lifelong hockey player and has over 12 years coaching experience. Prior to returning to Wellington in 2012 he was on the Executive Committee for the Tauranga Hockey Association and has been involved with the management of various sports clubs and not for profit organisations since 2009. Outside of Hockey Julius is a Partner of a Wellington law firm (Tripe Matthews Feist), and is also currently the chairperson of the Wellington Emergency Response Team.

Julius brings to the board legal expertise, leadership experience, and a co-operative can do attitude.

Chris Mathews

Chris joined the Board in August 2017.  He has spent many years playing Ice Hockey, which is similar to field Hockey apart from the rules, equipment and playing surface...He brings 15 years of international private and public sector corporate experience and is currently a GM of Business Services.
Chris is passionate about always putting the players at the heart of the conversation, he provides strong challenge to the remainder of the Board and CEO to ensure that this is the case.  Chris is also very vocal about making sure we grow all aspects of hockey.

Kyle Pontifex

Having played 100 matches for Wellington/Capital NHL and a 15 year international hockey career, Kyle has a wealth of high performance knowledge and experience in the sport. Additionally Kyle brings a strong business acumen and a strategic management approach gained from studies in Business Administration (MBA) and an 18 year professional career in Technology and Banking.

Sally Morrison