Wayne has had past involvement with many NZ National Sporting teams such as NZ Softball, NZ Rugby League, NZ Dragon Boating and the NZ Summer Olympic & Commonwealth games teams. In 1990 Wayne was awarded the NZ Commemoration Medal for Services to New Zealand Sport
David’s extensive experience in hospitality includes 13 years with DB Breweries and as a Venue operator for over 22 years, a role which he and his wife (Sheryl) still have today. Also has worked in a large Gaming Society for 15 years in middle and senior management. As President of Taranaki Hospitality NZ since 2002, still currently holding this role. David is a strong advocate for the industry. David is Married with 2 adult children . A real passion for the Hospitality Sector, he can be contacted on 0274512042.
Grant has been a leading NZ lawyer for over 40 years with long experience in banking, credit recovery, complex litigation and class actions. Many of his court cases have established new law and commonly, have been of great public interest. Consequently, he has a wealth of experience in political lobbying, public relations, and media management and has appeared in hundreds of television and radio interviews. His successful track record underscores his passion for designing solutions that may avoid court action. He was the first independent Chairman of the Gaming Machine Trusts Association and in January 2022 he was named on the NZ Herald’s Power List.
Graham is an experienced business leader, board member and qualified accountant, with over 25 years' experience in organisations across New Zealand.A former international hockey player, coach and administrator, Graham blends his sporting knowledge and expertise with extensive experience in finance at senior management and governance level. He enjoys shaping strategy, establishing efficiency, leading change, expanding market reach and securing strategic outcomes. Graham takes a collaborative approach and builds strong and enduring relationships.
Graeme obtained an Honours degree in law from Auckland University and started his own practice at the age of 24. He has practised law continuously for 43 years. He likes to problem solve and gets immense satisfaction from adding value to a client's business or enterprise as well as giving them peace of mind. Outside of his legal practice he is a director of a number of successful private companies. He has been heavily involved in sport and is a former committee member and current member of the NZ Barbarians Rugby Football Club. He also has interests in thoroughbred racehorses. He enjoys travelling with his beautiful partner Sonja, cooking, growing his own organic vegetables, fishing and diving. He has four successful adult children and 10 amazing grandchildren.
Kylie has been involved in leading finance teams within the gaming industry since 2009 and has earned a well deserved reputation as highly competent in all areas of financial administration. Kylie is a key part of the Four Winds management team and ensures that the daily routines of Four Winds operations, finances, venues and key stakeholders are undertaken in a professional and confident manner. Kylie is central to ensuring the efficiencies of the Four Winds model are maintained at all times.
Clive joined the Four Winds team in May 2022. Clive brings a wealth of technical and gaming industry knowledge having previously worked with Aristocrat Gaming for 17 years. Clive is known for his great problem solving skills, attention for detail, passion to support and go the extra mile for his customers.
Mark commenced operations in the gaming industry back in 1999 and brings with him a wealth of experience, knowledge and expertise. Mark has been additionally actively involved in parallel industries to the hospitality sector since 1972 affording him a wide range of key hospitality skills. Mark joined Four Winds Foundation in Business Development and has been Area Manager, Auckland for the last 7 years. His customers implicitly utilise Mark’s knowledge on a daily basis to manage and oversee their gaming operations to the highest level.
Barbara has had a lengthy involvement in sport: playing, administration, coaching and developing infrastructure. This involvement was recognized with an MBE in 1996. In addition, as a director of United Sporting Promotions Ltd., she organised fund-raising activities and sporting promotions for sports and charities throughout New Zealand, helping countless organisations raise money for their specific projects. As a former sociologist, lecturing at the University of Auckland, she brings to this position a wealth of knowledge about how we relate to the institutions in our society.
Kelly has spent numerous years in the hospitality industry and the last ten plus years in gaming. She joined Four Winds in February 2021 on a part time basis. Kelly is pleased to be part of a unique team who are hospitable, knowledgeable, and creative. Kelly says working for Four Winds "is like a breath of fresh air".