Michael Nettlefold passed on the role as Chair following the AFL New Zealand AGM on March 14th. After 4 years as Chair, Mr Nettlefold will remain as a Director for another term to ensure a seamless transfer.
Bernard Saundry has a wealth of experience within the sporting landscape and an important skill set that will benefit AFL New Zealand.
With over 17 years’ experience as a CEO and a demonstrated capacity to manage and develop key commercial outcomes in a multi stakeholder environment, he has successfully managed business outcomes across Racing Victoria, Seven West Media, Radio Sports Network, Racing Australia, TABCORP Joint Venture, VicRacing Pty Ltd and Thoroughbred Racing Productions.
Currently in the position as the Chief Executive Officer of New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing based in Wellington, Mr Saundry has held similar positions with reputable organisations including the Western Bulldogs Football Club, Harness Racing Victoria and Racing Victoria.
Extensive experience in New Business Development across digital and Free to Air TV broadcast platforms will be of great benefit to AFL New Zealand.