Current board member Andrew McKenzie has been re-elected to the AFL New Zealand board at the recent 2018 Annual General Meeting in Auckland.
Andrew McKenzie has played over the past seventeen years in Wellington for the Saints and in Auckland for Mt Roskill and Auckland. He has three sons who have also played the game within New Zealand, two being members of the New Zealand men’s team.
He has assisted AFL New Zealand initially as an independent member of the Risk and Finance Committee and has now served on the AFL New Zealand Board as an Elected Director for three years.
He has over eighteen years of senior executive experience in both corporate and operational roles within organisations that have had provision and support of sporting bodies as part of their roles. He has led a variety of corporate groups, operational businesses and large scale, complex projects as well as managing corporate groups including finance, legal, HR, property, IT, strategy, treasury, subsidiary monitoring and procurement. His experience and responsibilities have been wide ranging.
He has an extensive range of contacts in both the private and public sectors that will be relevant to AFL New Zealand, including within Sporting bodies and facility providers. He has also been a member of a number of boards and industry bodies so the role of a director is one he is familiar with.
Andrew held the position of CFO of Auckland City Council and most recently the role of General Manager Finance for Fletcher Construction until his recruitment into the position of CEO of New Zealand Housing Commission. Andrew is based in Auckland.