AFL New Zealand welcomes Ms Trina Tamati

Trina Tamati is a dynamic and highly effective senior leader with an extensive 21 year career in through-the-line marketing, event operations, strategic planning and business management.


Ms Tamati possesses a foundation in health & wellness, tertiary qualifications in psychology and communications and an outstanding track record of getting results. Ms Tamati is also a current board member of the College Sport Auckland Board.

Ms Tamati’s current position with the NRL Nines and her involvement with Duco Events, provides strong connections with event management and building key partnerships. Previous partnership engagement with Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development as well as a host of commercial entities, would prove an invaluable asset to the AFL New Zealand Board also improving engagement with current major partners. The board has also highlighted female participation as an area where her experience could provide invaluable assistance.

It is with regret that Chairman Geoff Dickson has accepted the resignation of Elected Board member Tim Stevens from the AFLNZ board due to significant changes in work and family commitments. After 23 years involved at all levels of the game in New Zealand as a player, umpire, coach, manager, AFL KiwiKick coach and board member, Mr Stevens with comfortable in that the game is in good stead. “ I have thoroughly enjoyed my time on the AFLNZ board under your chairmanship and wish you and the Board all the best for the future.”

Mr Stevens remains involved with the game in an umpiring capacity and AFL New Zealand commends his selfless involvement over a long period of time.

With Mr Stevens resignation, Trina Tamati has been seconded into the vacant Elected Director position by the AFL New Zealand Board and we welcome her.