Drug Free Sport New Zealand board appointments

Experienced sports medicine practitioner Dr Ruth Highet has been appointed to the board of Drug Free Sport New Zealand, Minister for Sport and Recreation Grant Robertson announced today.

“Dr Highet is a former New Zealand triathlon representative and brings her experience as team doctor at two Commonwealth Games in 1994 and 1998 and two Olympic Games, 1996 and 2000, to the role,” Grant Robertson said.

“A past medical director of Bike NZ, NZ Gold, Softball NZ and Equestrian NZ, Dr Highet is the president of the Wellington branch of Sports Medicine NZ.

“Wanaka-based Dr Highet replaces Dr John Mayhew. She joins reappointed members Sarah Ulmer, Tim Castle and Chair Justice Warwick Gendall QC. Keven Mealamu completes the five member board.

“My sincere thanks to Dr Mayhew who, with his expertise in both sports medicine and sports administration, has made a significant contribution to the board,” Grant Robertson said.