Executive Board

The administration of the business of Karate New Zealand shall be vested in a National Executive Board of Management to be called the Executive Board. The Executive Board of Karate New Zealand works to ensure the best interests of all our members.

The full description of the Executive Board, including duties and powers are available in our Constitution. They are further extended in our Bylaws.

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Council Members

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    President

    Dennis May

    A founding member of KNZ, Dennis has served in many capacities including the Dan Grade Council.
  • Image of Christopher Bennett
    Secretary-General

    Christopher Bennett

    Board member since 2013 and been on the Coaching Council as well as a successful competitor.
  • Image of George Glausiuss
    Treasurer

    George Glausiuss

    Treasurer for Karate New Zelaand, and Chairperson for the Canterbury Westland region.
  • Image of Kevin Plaisted
    Board Member

    Kevin Plaisted

    Kevin has worked within Karate NZ for many years and a member of the Referees Council of Karate NZ.
  • Image of Phil Laing
    Board Member

    Phil Laing

    Phil has been with Karate New Zealand since the 1980s and been on the National Coaching team.
  • Image of Gene Browne
    Board Member

    Gene Browne

    Gene has previously served on both the Auckland Council and National Coaches Council.
  • Image of Rebecca Smith
    Board Member

    Rebecca Smith

    CEO of a public/private partnership established to manage our country reputation and support NZ.