An avid sports fan, Paul is committed to seeing Netball South Zone Inc establish itself as an successful entity renowned for innovation and professionalism.
Graduation with a BA (history major) and LLB from Otago University, Paul has been a partner at Downie Stewart Lawyers in Dunedin since 1990. He's spent most of life in Otago, but was born in Invercargill and attended primary and intermediate schools in Christchurch.
Paul played rugby to premier level along with tennis and touch for many years, but golf and masters football now feature among his pursuits.
He has an extensive history in sports administration including Club Captain and President of Balmacewen Tennis Club, committee member of Otago Tennis Association and its judiciary, President of Zingari Richmond Rugby (junior) Football Club, President of the Otago Rugby Referee's Association (having refereed for eight seasons) and is currently an Assistant Commissioner of New Zealand Cricket.
Paul also sits on a number of charitable boards and holds honorary positions with the Otago Diabetes Research Trust, Otago Settlers Association (Toitu Museum), Downie Stewart Foundation (Moana House), The William Downie Stewart Charitable Trust, Football Otago Youth Development Academy and the Mornington School Community Trust.
Married to Debra with three adult children, his other interests include gardening, weekend cooking and socialising.
Player, coach, manager, umpire, administrator, Kerry's commitment to netball now spans over 47 years.
A phys-ed teacher, sport has alway been a passion and that's reflected in Kerry's involvement across various organisations. She is currently chair of Sport Clutha, a member of the Sport Otago board and treasurer of the South Island Secondary Schools Netball Committee.
She is excited about the future of netball in the Southern zone and privileged to be part of the inaugural board.
Based in Balclutha, Kerry is married to Jeff with three adult children.
With an impressive array of experience under his belt, Alastair is well-equipped to provide governance to Netball South.
Currently the Invercargill manager for AWF-Labour, a flexible labour hire company, Alastair has spent the majority of his working life managing businesses for the Invercargill Licensing Trust, Dunlop Joinery and Furniture, as well as owning Sportsworld Invercargill.
In the governance field, Alastair is currently a Director of Invercargill City Forests, a trustee of Community Care Trust Otago and chairman of Turner Heights, Queenstown. His previous appointments include terms as a director or chairman of Sportsworld NZ (a group of 52 sports stores), Sportsworld Productions Ltd, Invercargill Airport Ltd, Southern Tourism Holdings Ltd and Invercargill Artificial Turf Trust Ltd. He also completed 11 years on the Otatara Community Board as an elected member and chairman.
A strong leader and effective communicator, Alastair brings an array of both professional and personal attributes to this role.
Interests outside of work include boating, fishing, hunting, skiing and watching various sports.