Bill McEntee - President 

Ian Olan - Vice President

​​​​​​​Ian Olan is Chief Operating Officer for Auckland UniServices. Most recently Ian was General Manager, Group Shared Services for Fletcher Building, after being Group Transformation Manager. Prior to this he was a Divisional CFO with Fisher & Paykel Healthcare for the global Obstructive Sleep Apnoea division for five years. Ian brings over 20 years’ experience in various business improvement, transformation, and finance roles, after starting his career with PwC in Mexico.

Ian has an MBA and Bachelor’s degree in Public Accounting and Auditing from Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla. He is a chartered accountant and a fellow member of CPA. 

Colin Groves - Chair Person

Colin is an entrepreneurial business strategist, marketer, business mentor and investor. Colin is a Chartered Accountant and has extensive corporate governance experience.

Originally from Cornwall, for the past 25 years, Colin has worked for the Tetra Laval Group, heading M&A. Colin is a professional director who sits on and chairs various NZ and UK Boardsranging across investments companies, start-ups, high-performance sports, and agri-tech companies.

A passionate supporter of League and Union, Colin represented England at School Boy and Colt levels. 

Karla Matua - Vice Chairperson

Ko Waitematā te moana

Ko Kiekie te maunga

Ko Ōrākei te marae

Ko Te Taou te hāpu

Ko Ngāti Whātua te Iwi

Ko Karla Matua ahau

Karla is working in Sport & Recreation sector with Governance experience in various codes, including Rugby League, Tag & Māori Rugby. Have a keen focus on the development and participation of Rangatahi, Girls & Women and whānau Māori in Sport & Recreation primarily located in Counties Manukau rohe.

Emile Va'afusuaga - Director

Emile Va'afusuaga is a tertiary transition teacher with the Te Ara Poutama Centre, Rosehill Special School. Before this, he was an RTLB manager for the MOE service and a past board member for the National RTLB service. He has a Master of Education (Hons) from the University of Auckland and is an advisory board member (Pasifika) with Counties Manukau East Police. He is an original CMRL board member from inception. Emile is passionate about education, community engagement and growing the game.

A former representative player for the league, tag & touch (NZ and overseas), he played for Papatoetoe, Mangere East and Otahuhu.

Rick Steedmen - Director

Rick has extensive governance experience and has a long history as a significant contributor in volunteer roles. From all roles and accountabilities, Rick has had many valuable learnings in planning and delivering to achieve positive outcomes across various groups and organisations.

Rick's history outside of sports has been in the Telecommunications environment for 41 years. Starting as a Draughtsman, and evolving through Telco -Engineering Design, to now Managing all the Telco Design work for Chorus across Auckland. Navigating the corporate and sporting worlds has developed enormous resilience and allowed him to grow enduring business and commercial relationships.

Being Chairman of many large groups and organisations has helped Rick to understand better, manage and work with diverse people who want to make positive changes, happen, and to have the courage to be effective, critical, forward-thinking members.

Geroge Kohury - Director

I am committed to growing privately owned New Zealand businesses through best practice Governance. Through my background as a Commercial Manager/Financial Controller, I have served on many privately owned company boards in the capacity of the financial advisor.

Over the past six years I have served on the board of my local Rugby League Club and on the Board of my local primary school. Both these stints have seen greater governance and patience
needed through crisis due to covid. On all boards on which I have served we have ensured that
management is both motivated and clear on what is expected of them. With a strong background in
Accounting and Commercial Activities and deep experience in Building Material manufacturing and
Construction, I have the experience and tenacity to assist in Governance Success. With My
networks are deepest in Australia and New Zealand, I bring energy and Business flair to the board
table, with a leaning towards opportunities over risks.

Adeleina Loto-Neleisea - Director